TSA PreCheck Adds More Airlines to Its Program

by SharonKurheg

Those who travel a lot will tell you that THE best way to travel through airports is to have a TSA PreCheck membership – it can save you a whole lot of time in comparison to the “traditional” queue.

However, having PreCheck is only as good as the airlines in its program. If you’re flying on an airline that doesn’t participate, you can’t use the PreCheck line. So every new airline is a great thing, every airline that is no longer a part of the PreCheck program is a loss.

The last time any airlines were removed from TSA PreCheck’s list was in June, 2023.

But now 4 more airlines have been added to PreCheck’s roster, bringing the total up to 90 airlines in 2 countries (the U.S. and one international location). The 4 new airlines include:

Cayman Airways

Cayman Airways is the flag carrier airline of the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands. Originally established in 1968, it operates mainly as an international and domestic scheduled passenger carrier, with cargo services available on most routes.

In the U.S., Cayman Airways has a presence in:

  • Denver (DEN)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Tampa (TPA)

French Bee SAS (a.k.a. French bee)

French Bee SAS is generally known as French bee (and sometimes spelled as Frenchbee).

Formerly called French Blue (jetBlue had issues with that name, once the airline was applying for a permit to fly in/out of the U.S., back in 2017), it’s a French low-cost, long-haul airline based at Paris Orly Airport. Established in 2016, and renamed in 2018, the airline operates a scheduled network between France and worldwide leisure destinations with a fleet of Airbus A350s.

In the U.S., French bee has flights out of:

  • Austin (AUS)
  • Boise (BOI)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Dallas (DAL)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Los Angeles (LAX & SNA)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • New York/New Jersey (EWR)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Palm Springs (PSP)
  • Portland (PDX)
  • San Diego (SAN)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • San Jose (SJC)
  • Santa Rosa (STS)

Titan Airways

Titan Airways is a British charter airline founded in 1988 and based at London Stansted Airport. The carrier specializes in short-notice ACMI and wet lease operations as well as ad-hoc passenger and cargo charter services to tour operators, corporations, governments and the sports and entertainment sectors. Some of their clients include Club Med, Espirit, The Gambia, Experience, Hurtigruten, Inghams, Neilson, Tagney Tours and Santa’s Lapland.

Zipair Tokyo, Inc. (a.k.a. Zipair)

Zipair, legally Zipair Tokyo Inc., is a Japanese low-cost airline headquartered on the grounds of Narita International Airport. Initially founded in 2018, it commenced operations in 2020 (it was supposed to begin as a passenger service airline, but because of Covid restrictions, started as a cargo-only line in June of 2020. Passenger service began that October).

The airline is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Airlines, from which it leases its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

In the U.S., you can catch Zipair flights out of:

  • Honolulu (HNL)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • San Jose (SJC)

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Charlie September 1, 2023 - 2:28 pm

I was hoping to see LOT Polish added (fly them a few times a year out of MIA), but sadly still looks like they still don’t participate.

Jack September 3, 2023 - 1:30 am

I don’t think the destination list for French Bee is correct… FlightConnections shows them serving HNL, SFO, LAX, EWR, and MIA.

SharonKurheg September 3, 2023 - 9:11 am

OK. I went by what was on French bee’s website.

Tony N September 5, 2023 - 6:53 am

Just be aware of the fact that you are subject to a criminal background check when you apply for these memberships. And the main purpose of these is that the US government wants to know ” who you are” in every way and “who is flying. “

SharonKurheg September 5, 2023 - 9:46 am

Absolutely. And thank goodness they do! What would be the point of PreCheck otherwise? Besides, you think they don’t know everything already? Let ’em look…I have nothing to hide.


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