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Don’t Lose Your TSA PreCheck Privileges

Do you enjoy the (usually) shorter lines and less hassle of the TSA PreCheck line? If so, you’d probably be disappointed to be declined the opportunity to enter that line because your membership expired. These memberships are only good for 5 years.

The TSA began selling PreCheck memberships in December 2013. More than 420,000 travelers signed up in the first six months, with a total of 750,000 travelers signed up in the first year. This means that thousands of memberships are expiring each month this year. Most users can renew their membership for $85 through an easy online process and memberships can be renewed up to 6 months in advance of the expiration date. To learn more, check out the TSA website .

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Tip 69: Check Your Boarding Pass to Verify You Have Pre-Check

Even if you have paid for TSA Pre-Check, they can randomly assign a flight where you do not receive it and have to go through full security. Several of us that travel frequently have found out the hard way standing in the Pre-Check line that we were did not have Pre-Check status for that flight and have to stand in a new line. Do yourself a favor and double-check your boarding pass each time.