Frontier and Spirit to Join TSA PreCheck

By Jesse Sokolow on 19 June 2016
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DSC_0434 (1)Two low-cost airlines announced that they are joining the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck trusted traveler program.

Frontier Airlines, which is based in Denver, will participate in PreCheck by the end of August, it said, while Florida-based Spirit Airlines will join later in the fall.

The move brings the total number of airlines affiliated with the PreCheck program to 18. The two airlines are fairly late to the PreCheck game compared to other U.S. airlines due to the cost of updating their respective reservations’ systems to share data such as a passenger’s trusted traveler number with the TSA and designate which passengers have been cleared to use the TSA PreCheck lines.

Once Frontier and Spirit are part of PreCheck, their passengers who are enrolled in Global Entry, Nexus, Sentri, or the TSA PreCheck program will be eligible to use the PreCheck lanes at airports throughout the country.

Passengers at a PreCheck security checkpoint don’t have to remove certain items of clothing, such as shoes, belts, and light outerwear, and can leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on luggage.

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