Is TSA PreCheck Worth It? It Can Save You Time During a Busy Travel Season

Long lines at the airport won't be a problem with TSA PreCheck.

Passengers lined up at the airport to check in their luggage.
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One way to make your vacation better is to spend as little time as possible in the airport. Programs like TSA PreCheck can help you bypass long lines during a busy summer travel season amid a record tourism rebound. A March 2023 survey from The Vacationer found that 85% of Americans plan on traveling at least once this summer, which is 5% more than in 2022. 

With increased travel demand, you could see crowded airports and long lines at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). To combat lengthy wait times, TSA PreCheck provides an expedited screening program in approximately 200 airports across the United States. 

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Erin Bendig
Personal Finance Writer

Erin pairs personal experience with research and is passionate about sharing personal finance advice with others. Previously, she was a freelancer focusing on the credit card side of finance, but has branched out since then to cover other aspects of personal finance. Erin is well-versed in traditional media with reporting, interviewing and research, as well as using graphic design and video and audio storytelling to share with her readers.