Stat: 70 Percent of Frequent Travelers Have TSA Precheck

70 percent of frequent travelers (those who fly five or more times per year) have TSA Precheck, according to surveys by GO Airport Express and GO Airport Shuttle


TSA Precheck is an expedited security screening process for those departing the U.S., which allows users to be processed without being subjected to long security lines or the indignity of shoe and clothing removal. The fee starts at $85 and is valid for five years.

At 31 percent, the majority of those who were not planning on purchasing the program said they don't travel enough to make it worthwhile. 13 percent noted it was just too expensive in general. Almost six percent said they don't mind waiting in line and five percent said they weren't aware this program was available.

Comments by respondents included they already had Precheck due to frequent flier status, or it was automatic through their credit cards. Others said they were ineligible for various reasons, such as not being a U.S. citizen.

Source: GO Airport Express