The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the expansion of TSA Pre✓ to include eligible customers of Frontier Airlines effective immediately. It was already announced back in June that they would join, but the exact date wasn’t set.
Today’s announcement makes a total of 19 carriers that participate in TSA Pre✓: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, OneJet, Seaborne Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America and WestJet.
Travelers flying on Frontier Airlines will now have the opportunity to receive TSA Pre✓ when using a home-printed boarding pass, mobile boarding pass and boarding pass printed at the airport check-in desk or kiosk. If a Frontier Airlines passenger is eligible for expedited screening, a TSA Pre✓ indicator will be printed on the boarding pass, which provides access to expedited screening lanes. In August 2016, 97 percent of TSA Pre✓ passengers experienced wait times of five minutes or less.
Travelers can apply for TSA Pre✓ for a cost of $85 for five years, an average of $17 per year but you can usually get it for free as a benefit on a few credit cards. There’s also other similar programs available.
Frontier is a ultra low cost carrier that offers sometimes fares as low as $19 or even $15 one-way.