Search for flights with Alternative Airlines and add your Known Traveller Number to your flight booking to use your TSA PreCheck
Add your known traveller number to your flight reservation and make a quick and easy flight booking with Alternative Airlines. Usually, to receive TSA Precheck when booking through a third-party website or travel agency, you'll have to call the airline after making your booking. Alternative Airlines allows you to add your known traveller number to your flight reservation online and at the time of booking. We'll do the rest so that you don't have to worry!
A TSA PreCheck permits a number of low-risk travellers (and their children of 12 years and younger) to go through a more efficient and expedited screening process. The membership costs $85 USD and is valid for five years. Having a TSA PreCheck enables you to breeze through security for 56 airlines acrosss over 200 airports, with more being added to the scheme. The main reason people love using their TSA PreCheck is that airport wait time is 5 minutes or less 92% of the time. Plus, TSA Precheck members can keep liquids and laptops in their carry-on luggage and they do not have to remove the following items at security checkpoints:
- Light jackets
The TSA PreCheck program membership is only open to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. If you're a US citizen and an active elite member of any of the partner airlines' Frequent Flyer Programs, you may be invited to opt-in for TSA PreCheck. If you choose to do so, you'll only be eligible to go through TSA PreCheck when you're flying on that FFP's airline.
In order to be eligible for TSA PreCheck for all airlines that allow for the service, you must have a 'known traveller number' (KTN). You must be travelling on an airline that accepts TSA PreCheck as well as an airport that accepts TSA PreCheck.
At Alternative Airlines, we only show passengers buying domestic flights in the US the option of adding their TSA PreCheck Known Traveler Number to their flight reservation. For those wishing to buy TSA PreCheck eligible flights from the US to international destinations, please contact Alternative Airlines and we can assist you with this request.
Please be aware that at Alternative Airlines, we only show passengers buying domestic flights in the US the option of adding their TSA PreCheck Known Traveler Number to their flight reservation. For those wishing to buy TSA PreCheck eligible flights from the US to international countries, please contact Alternative Airlines and we can assist you with this request.
If you're a US citizen wishing to buy a domestic flight, use the search form at the top of the page to search flights for your chosen domestic route on your chosen dates.
Once you have selected the flight filters you want, choose the perfect flight for you.
When you reach the passenger details page, you select the option 'Seat, Meal, Special assistance, TSA and more'. This button will reveal multiple options, including a box in which you can enter your known traveler number in order to receive a boarding pass with your TSA PreCheck number on it.
After five years of enrollment, you may be required to renew TSA PreCheck. TSA PreCheck can be renewed from 6 months before the expiry date and it costs $85 USD.
Renewing TSA PreCheck is fairly straightforward. Go to the TSA PreCheck renewal page and enter your Known Traveler Number, date of birth and last name to log in to your account. From there, you'll just need to follow the instructions to renew.
Once you've applied for renewal, you'll get an email confirming your application. If successful, it will take up to a few weeks for your application to be reviewed and for you to receive a confirmation of renewal.
In some cases, TSA might reject the renewal application and ask that you renew your TSA PreCheck at enrollment center and in person. Although most applications are accepted online, you might need to renew in person if:
No, TSA doesn't require you to provide a new photo for your application. The same photo that you used when you first enrolled will be kept.
You can pay for your renewal using any of the major credit or debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and more.
There are over 200 Airports that Accept TSA PreCheck across the entire United States. If you are not sure whether your local airport accepts TSA PreCheck, use the TSA PreCheck website to find out.
TSA PreCheck is available when you depart from a U.S. airport to a foreign country, and for domestic, connecting flights after you return to the United States. If you travel to foreign countries even once a year, consider enrolling in Global Entry instead of TSA PreCheck. With Global Entry you’ll receive expedited customs processing when entering the United States, plus you’ll receive TSA PreCheck when flying from U.S. airports.
To apply for your TSA PreCheck membership, you first need to fill in an online application with your personal details. Ensure that the name that you write on this application form exactly matched the one on your passport and on the boarding pass you issue. Once you have applied online (the process takes around 5 minutes), you will be invited to a background check at your nearest enrollment centre. The in-person appointment usually takes no longer than 10 minutes. Find out where your nearest enrollment centre is located.
The number linked to TSA PreCheck is called a CBP PASSID and is given to you when you're approved for membership in Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI. This is a nine-digit number that is also known as a known traveler number. Your known traveler number can be found on the back of your NEXUS, SENTRI, or Global Entry card. A known traveler number is a nine-digit number that can be used to verify that you're accepted to use TSA precheck when you make a flight reservation.
The TSA precheck number and NEXUS, SENTRI, or Global Entry card itself can not be used to access TSA PreCheck lanes, however, if you provide your TSA PreCheck to Alternative Airlines at the time of booking, we'll take care the rest and make sure that your known traveler number is linked to your flight and the TSA PreCheck indicator is embedded in the barcode of your boarding pass.