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U.S. Airports Are Busier Than 2019

January 9, 2023 • 9:23 am CST
by Joshua Woroniecki
(Vax Before Travel)

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently reported great news for the domestic travel industry and new solutions for frustrated air travelers.

As of January 8, 2023, TSA checkpoint travel activity this year surpassed volumes last seen in 2019 before the pandemic curtailed most trips.

While this data is great news for the industry, it also means longer wait times at security checkpoints.

However, the TSA is aggressively deploying new digital solutions to empower quicker check-ins and security clearance.

One of those solutions was very effective last year.

In December 2022, 91% of TSA PreCheck® passengers waited less than 5 minutes.

And when traveling with children 12 and under, they can join a parent/guardian at TSA PreCheck® in the dedicated lanes.

In 2023, more than 200 airports and 85+ airlines will provide TSA PreCheck® services.

For TSA PreCheck eligibility requirements and instructions on accessing TSA PreCheck, visit the Help Center.

Note: You do not need to apply for TSA PreCheck® if you already have Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, or hold an active TWIC® or Commercial Driver’s License with an HME and you meet the TSA PreCheck eligibility requirements.