Alaska Airlines Frequent Fliers Can Redeem Miles for TSA Precheck Membership

alaska airlinesAlaska Airlines is offering its frequent fliers a new way to redeem miles and save time at the airport. 

Through the end of April, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can redeem 10,000 miles to waive the $85 application fee for five years of hassle-free travel with TSA Precheck.

TSA Precheck members traveling through airport security checkpoints do not need to remove their shoes, light jacket or belt, and can leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags.

How to Redeem

To redeem, passengers should e-mail [email protected] by April 30 with their name and Mileage Plan number.

Within 72 hours, Alaska will deduct 10,000 miles from your account and send you an email with your authorization code.

Clients can apply for TSA Precheck and schedule your screening appointment. Customers applying are responsible for ensuring they are Precheck-eligible.
Be sure to take along your printed email and proof of citizenship status. The authorization code in the email will cover the application fee at your TSA Precheck screening appointment.

According to an Alaska Airlines release, the airline is the first airline to offer its frequent fliers the ability to redeem their mile or points for TSA Precheck. 

Mileage Plan members can also use miles to book trips to more than 800 destinations worldwide on Alaska Airlines and its 16 partner airlines, apply miles to a ticket purchase for a discount, upgrade to First Class and purchase magazine and newspaper subscriptions.