TSA Pre-Check to expand to 60 more airports by the end of the year

If there’s one innovation that has made domestic travel downright tolerable lately, it’s TSA’s Pre-Check program. Through this program select passengers can receive expedited security whereby they don’t have to take off their shoes, or take their laptops or liquids out of their bags.

So far the program is available at roughly 40 US airports, though the TSA announced today that by the end of 2013 it will be available at an additional 60 airports, for a total of 100.

The participating airports will be as follows (those marked with an asterisk already have Pre-Check):


Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport


Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport*


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport*
Tucson International Airport


Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (Little Rock)


Bob Hope Airport (Burbank)
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
John Wayne Airport (Orange County)*
Long Beach Airport
Los Angeles International Airport*
Oakland International Airport
Ontario International Airport
Sacramento International Airport
San Diego International Airport
San Francisco International Airport*
San Jose International Airport


Colorado Springs Airport
Denver International Airport*


Bradley International Airport (Hartford)


Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport*
Jacksonville International Airport
Miami International Airport*
Orlando International Airport*
Palm Beach International Airport (West Palm Beach)
Pensacola International Airport
Southwest Florida International Airport (Fort Myers)
Tampa International Airport*


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport*
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport


Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (Hagåtña)


Honolulu International Airport*
Kahului Airport
Kona International Airport
Lihue Airport


Boise Airport


Chicago Midway International Airport
Chicago O’Hare International Airport*


Indianapolis International Airport*


Des Moines International Airport


Wichita Mid-Continent Airport


Louisville International Airport


Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport


Portland International Jetport


Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport*


Boston Logan International Airport*


Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport*
Gerald R. Ford International Airport (Grand Rapids)


Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport*


Kansas City International Airport
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport*


Eppley Airfield (Omaha)


McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas)*
Reno-Tahoe International Airport

New Hampshire:

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

New Jersey:

Newark Liberty International Airport*

New Mexico:

Albuquerque International Sunport

New York:

Albany International Airport
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Greater Rochester International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City)*
LaGuardia Airport (New York City)*
Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Westchester County Airport

North Carolina:

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport*
Piedmont Triad International Airport (Greensboro)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport*


Akron-Canton Airport
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport*
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport*
Dayton International Airport
Port Columbus International Airport


Tulsa International Airport
Will Rogers World Airport (Oklahoma City)


Portland International Airport*


Philadelphia International Airport*
Pittsburgh International Airport*

Puerto Rico:

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (San Juan)*

Rhode Island:

T. F. Green Airport (Providence)

South Carolina:

Charleston International Airport
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Myrtle Beach International Airport


McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville)
Memphis International Airport*
Nashville International Airport*


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport*
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport*
Dallas Love Field
El Paso International Airport
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston)*
San Antonio International Airport
William P. Hobby Airport (Houston)


Salt Lake City International Airport*


Norfolk International Airport
Richmond International Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport*
Washington Dulles International Airport*


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport*
Spokane International Airport


Dane County Regional Airport (Madison)
General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee)

The government doing something semi-efficiently — who would’ve guessed? 🙂


  1. Unfortunately with the NEW and improved BWI TSA checkpoints which just opened, precheck is not available for B, C and D gates. Not a good thing. The agent said it should be back in two months

  2. This is FANTASTIC news. As a Florida resident, having it in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale has been terrific, so I’m stoked to see PBI added. And since I travel through OMA 10-15 times per year, this is incredible. Who would’ve thought that it would expand this quickly!?!?!

  3. Sweet Jesus San Diego! Now I won’t have to go to Terminal 2 to find the end of the line for security at Terminal 1.

  4. Thinking of applying for Global Entry which also grants Pre-Check. Just sucks that it’s not airport-wide but limited to certain airlines/terminals (e.g. at IAH it’s only Alaska and United at domestic Terminal C).

  5. We’ve had Pre-Check since the beginning of the year and fly out of MCO which does offer it. Since then we’ve flown Virgin America (not participating), Southwest (not participating) and United (flying on a regional partner Silver Airways so no go as well). Our next flight will be on Virgin Atlantic so still no use of pre-check but we will get a chance to use the Global Entry on the way back.

  6. YES!!! MCI is included. Amazing. Husband and I have Global Entry; kids are pending approval and waiting for their interview. Having TSA-Pre out of our home airport makes GE expense even more worth it.

  7. I don’t see why this should be considered an innovation.

    An organization which proudly tells us that it finds drugs but has not found any terrorists, and has ineffective body scanners, now uses public databases to reduce its level of harassment for some travelers.

    There’s no innovation

  8. Does Pre-Check expire? I was able to apply and was approved earlier this year when I was still Premier Gold with UA, but have since lost my status. It seems as though it is still working for me (recent BPs have printed with Pre-Check on them), but I’m curious if it’ll eventually be revoked.

  9. @ Tommy — That’s a great question. Don’t believe it does as long as you were enrolled by the airline and keep using that frequent flyer number.

  10. Pre-check is great PROVIDING the airport has the X Ray machines. If all the airport has is the scanners (as is the case with Tucson) anyone with an implant is going to be stopped and frisked. The shoes have to come off and be run back on the belt. In the case of many airports( and Tucson is one of them), they are putting the cart before the horse. Install the X Ray machines and then institute pre-check.

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