If you haven't heard of TSA Pre✓TM, it's a program that allows select frequent flyers to move through airport security much more quickly than everyone else (those that are eligible don't have to remove their shoes, light outerwear, or belts, and can leave their laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in their carry-on luggage).

To apply, you must file an application with the TSA and pay the $85 enrollment fee, which covers you for five years. If you're approved, don't expect expedited screenings all the time though. For instance, JetBlue and Southwest don't currently participate (although JetBlue is slated to join next month, and Southwest is expected to follow suit), so if you're flying with them, you're out of luck. On top of that, the locations and hours-of-operations of the TSA Pre✓TM-dedicated lanes differ by airport. The good news? Our easy-to-read, downloadable, and very free TSA Pre✓TM Airport Guide will help you understand exactly when and where you can breeze through security.

Free Download: TSA Pre✓TM Airport Guide

Note: This guide was last updated on October 11, 2013. The information in it comes from the TSA website. Due to a lapse in federal funding, the website was not being actively managed at that time. Some of this information may not be up-to-date.


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