The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has expanded its TSA PreCheck® expedited screening program with the addition of Avelo Airlines, adding to the more than 80 TSA PreCheck participating domestic and international carriers.
Avelo, with bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport and Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport, offers non-stop flights to popular smaller and more convenient airport destinations that include wine regions, national parks, and cultural centers throughout the Mountain and Pacific time zones and sunny vacation destinations across Florida.
TSA PreCheck enables low-risk travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience at more than 200 U.S. airports. Those enrolled with TSA PreCheck can avoid removing shoes, belts, liquids, food items, laptops and light jackets. In November, 94% of all TSA PreCheck members waited less than five minutes.
TSA PreCheck is available for eligible passengers when departing from a U.S. airport, including when connecting on domestic flights after returning to the United States. Travelers who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and U.S. lawful permanent residents can apply for TSA PreCheck for a cost of $85 for a five-year membership. TSA PreCheck is also available at no cost for U.S. Armed Forces service members, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves, and National Guard.
Once approved, travelers receive a unique “Known Traveler Number” (KTN) that, when added to an airline reservation, makes them eligible to use TSA PreCheck lanes at security checkpoints nationwide when traveling. Most new enrollees receive a KTN within three to five days.
Passengers who are members of other DHS Trusted Traveler Programs – Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI – may be eligible for TSA PreCheck screening. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, use the Department of Homeland Security trusted traveler comparison tool.
Enrolled airline passengers should look for the TSA Pre✓® indicator (such as TSAPRECHK, TSA PRE, or TSA Pre✓®) on their boarding pass to know if they are eligible for TSA PreCheck screening before their flight.