TSA PreCheck

Breeze through security

TSA PreCheck® is an expedited security program allowing eligible travelers to speed up their screening process at participating U.S. airports and for most international trips. To participate, you must apply and get approval from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

If you have TSA PreCheck, you’ll go through a dedicated screening lane at the airport where you may not need to remove your shoes, jacket, belt or laptop from your bag.

TSA PreCheck is also available if you’re enrolled in a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program, including Global Entry, SENTRI, or NEXUS.

Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive Mastercard®

Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive Mastercard® card members receive an application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, up to $100 every 4 years. To receive reimbursement, you must charge the application fee to your Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive Mastercard®.

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Travel with TSA PreCheck

If you apply directly through TSA, you’ll receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN). If you’re registered with a CBP program, you’ll receive a 9-digit PASS ID, which is the same number for all CBP programs.

Update your KTN or PASS ID in your AAdvantage® account before you travel so your information is saved for every trip. If you’re not an AAdvantage® member, you must add your KTN or PASS ID to each reservation when you book.

If you can’t find your KTN or PASS ID, you can get them online.

Update your AAdvantage® profile

  • Log in to your AAdvantage® account
  • Add your KTN or PASS ID in the ‘Secure traveler’ section
  • Save your changes

Update an existing trip

  • Find your trip on aa.com or the American app
  • Select ‘Edit’ in the passenger information section
  • Go to ‘Security information’
  • Add your KTN or PASS ID
  • Save your changes

Find your trip

Boarding passes

If you’re eligible for TSA PreCheck, your boarding pass will show TSA PreCheck. If you add your KTN after checking in, you’ll need to get a new boarding pass.

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