Quick Airport Security Tips

We have some quick airport security tips to help your travel in airports be more enjoyable today. We like to take advantage of some programs to get us through security faster. Three of these ways are to take advantage of TSA Precheck, Global Entry, and CLEAR memberships. The really great thing is that we can get these memberships for free or cheap with certain credit cards. So not only will we get bonus signup points, points for using our cards, possible airport lounge access, but they can even help us speed through security! What’s not to love about that? Let’s look at them individually and the cards that will pay for them.


TSA Precheck

This is the easiest way to get through security quickly and sometimes people get it on certain flights and sometimes they don’t. I prefer to not chance it. It is really easy to apply. Just head to the TSA site and fill out the online application. It will cost you $85 but several credit cards will cover that charge if you charge the fee on them. (More on what credit cards they are later).  After your application is approved, they will assign you a 10-minute background check and fingerprint taking in a site near you. They will then give you a Known Traveler Number that you then add to all your flight information on booking. The great thing is that once you’ve added it to one airline, you don’t have to do it again. Easy, peasy and you are on your way to breezing through security.

It really is so, so easy. My husband still hasn’t done it though and I’m always waiting for him at the gate for quite a while. It just doesn’t make sense to not take the little bit of time it takes to join because it makes airline travel faster and easier. No need to move shoes, laptops, liquids, belts, and light jackets. And the $85 membership lasts 5 years!! Credit cards that will pay for the $85 membership include:

  • Capital One Spark Miles Card
  • Capital One Venture Card
  • American Express Platinum Credit Card
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Card
  • Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard
  • Citi Prestige Card
  • IHG Rewards Club Card
  • Marriott Bonvoy Card
  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card by American Express
  • Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card
  • United Explorer Card
  • US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite Card


I love TSA Precheck and am so happy that several of my cards will pay for it so I never have to! Most cards will pay up to $100 for either TSA Precheck or Global Entry. TSA Precheck is one of my favorite quick airport security tips.


quick airport security tips

TSA recheck

Global Entry

Another quick airport security tip is to have Global Entry. This membership is less known but I use it a lot because I travel internationally quite a bit. It lets me bypass long customs lines when I return to the United States and I would not travel without it. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. You apply online.  Additionally, you have to pay $100 but if you pay with the right credit card, that amount will be credited to you. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will schedule an interview for you after you are accepted. This interview occurs at a Global Entry Enrollment Center. These appointments can be scheduled out quite a bit so don’t plan on getting Global Entry right before international travel. At the interview, they will:

  • ask you questions,
  • take your photo, and
  • collect biometric information, for example, scan your fingerprints.


You will need to bring your valid passport(s) and one other form of identification, such as a driver’s license or ID card to the interview.

There is another way to get your interview and I did this way. My interview at DIA was months out. I decided to do the Enrollment on Arrival where I could get my interview at an airport upon arriving back in the United States from an international destination. I did this at San Francisco International Airport when I returned home from London one time.

Global Entry costs $100 and lasts for five years. Instead of waiting in long customs lines, you go to a kiosk, answer a few questions, have an immigration officer verify your passport and you are on your way. I love Global Entry!

Credit cards that provide a credit for that $100 fee include the same cards that give you TSA credit. If you travel internationally, just get Global Entry because it also includes TSA Precheck. You do not need to get both. However, you do need a passport to get Global Entry and it takes more time to get the interview.



If you think TSA Precheck is fast, then CLEAR membership is like going through security on steroids – even faster. You still will want TSA Precheck though. CLEAR isn’t offered at every airport but it is available in most major airports. There are 50+ sites where you can use your membership including some major stadiums/venues. You apply online or in the airport (they often offer a 3-month free trial). I love that I don’t have to show my ID – it uses your facial biometrics or finger recognition. The cost for one person is $179 a year and $50 for additional family members.

If you want to make it cheaper, consider getting the American Express Green card that offers a $100 CLEAR credit.  It normally costs $179 a year but if you are a Delta Skymiles or United Mileage Plus Member (you can make a free account online in minutes), you can get it for $119! Even better, if you hold a credit card with either Delta or United that cost goes down to $109. Combined with the credit from the new Amex Green Card, you are looking at $9-$19! Definitely worth a $20 investment!!


quick airport security tips

American Express Green Card

quick airport security tips

Bottom Line

I think we can all agree that waiting in line at an airport is not fun. Using these quick airport security tips can make it less painful.  Luckily, there are a few ways to make this all less painful. TSA Precheck, Global Entry, and CLEAR take the pain out of waiting in lines. Having access to a good airport lounge takes the pain out of waiting at the gate. Hopefully, your travel hacking has helped you get credit cards that help you bypass both!

News Related


Thanksgiving miracle as man rescued from Gulf of Mexico 32 hours after cruise ship fall

The passenger on board the Carnival Valor cruise ship went missing around 2.30pm local time on Wednesday, and - in a Thanksgiving miracle - was not hoisted out of the water until Thursday evening. He has been taken in for treatment, while his family remain on their holiday. Read more »

‘The Kingdom Exodus’ Is Lars von Trier’s Trippy, Bizarro Masterpiece

MUBI Lars von Trier’s The Kingdom—whose first two seasons aired in 1994 and 1997—was an absolutely bonkers Danish blend of hospital drama and otherworldly thriller that gave David Lynch’s Twin ... Read more »

After shock World Cup win, Japanese players leave dressing room "spotless"

QATAR-DOHA-2022 WORLD CUP-GROUP E-GER VS JPN Japan’s 2-1 comeback victory over powerhouse Germany at the Qatar World Cup Wednesday shocked the soccer world, but its win was not the only ... Read more »

Video: Police officers, good Samaritan pull man from subway tracks as train nears station

Two police officers and a Good Samaritan saved a man who had fallen off of a subway platform and down onto the tracks on Thanksgiving Day in Manhattan. The officers ... Read more »

RHOA's Porsha Williams Marries Simon Guobadia

Porsha Williams got her happy ending. The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, 41, has married entrepreneur Simon Guobadia, 57, her rep confirms to E! News. According to People, the couple ... Read more »

No. 18 UCLA uses late knockout punch to defeat Cal and reach nine wins

BERKELEY —  The play is called peanut punch, something UCLA practices repeatedly each week while teaching defenders how to smack the ball out of a player’s hands. For much of Friday ... Read more »

Macau Gives Existing Casinos New Licenses as Genting Loses Out

Pedestrians pass the Wynn Macau casino resort, operated by Wynn Resorts Ltd., and a lion statue stands outside the MGM Cotai casino resort, developed by MGM China Holdings Ltd., in ... Read more »

College football world reacts to insane Florida State touchdown

Jordan Travis Florida State The latest rendition of one of the most storied rivalries in college football took place on Friday between the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators. ... Read more »

These 61 US Airports Have Lost Nonstop Atlanta Flights Since 2005

These 61 US Airports Have Lost Nonstop Atlanta Flights Since 2005 As everyone knows, Atlanta is the world’s busiest airport for passengers. While it doesn’t win the award for the ... Read more »

Gunman in Virginia Walmart shooting legally purchased firearm that day: What we know

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The man accused of fatally shooting six people and wounding multiple others at a Walmart in Virginia late Tuesday legally purchased the gun that morning, police said Friday. ... Read more »

Discover Christmas Around the World: 25 Books for Children

Last updated on November 19th, 2022 at 09:39 pm Last updated on November 19th, 2022 at 09:39 pm Moms and dads (and teachers), here are 25 books all about Christmas ... Read more »

University Lab ends Arch Manning's high school football career, Isidore Newman's season

The 5-star Texas Longhorns commit left late in the fourth quarter of Newman’s lopsided loss Arch Manning’s storied high school football career ended Friday night at the hands of University ... Read more »

Macron to become first French president in more than 45 years to visit New Orleans

Macron to become first French president in more than 45 years to visit New Orleans French President Emmanuel Macron will visit New Orleans next week during his brief trip to ... Read more »

What are Houston schools facing when it comes to chronically truant students?

HOUSTON – As investigators combed through the life of the Robb Elementary school shooter, they discovered he was absent from school for hundreds of days before being “involuntarily withdrawn” from ... Read more »

Baja California trafficking ring moved meth, fentanyl, cocaine throughout U.S., prosecutors say

SAN DIEGO —  A San Diego mother of three was sentenced this week to nearly six years in federal prison for her role in a Baja California-based drug trafficking ring operated ... Read more »

Editorial: Bad bologna in O.C. jail should turn your stomach too

Reports of rotten food served in Orange County jails ought to make you sick. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve ever set foot in jail, or even the county for that ... Read more »

Police say man crashed car in Tri-Cities and then ran, abandoned his injured family

Nov. 25—A driver is in the Benton County jail after crashing his vehicle in Kennewick and then running away, leaving his own injured family members in the car, according to ... Read more »

Police searching for suspects in smash-and-grab burglaries at Southcenter Mall, surrounding area

Southcenter Mall in Tukwila was full of shoppers, and the parking lot was jammed with cars for Black Friday — a full house, despite the amount of crime the mall has seen ... Read more »

Albany survivor hopes new NYS law will empower others

Albany survivor hopes new NYS law will empower others Jennifer Crawford has many reasons to give up hope. “I’m a survivor of rape, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and childhood abuse.”  ... Read more »

Thief with blow torch attempts to steal from Ballard jewelry store

Thief with blow torch attempts to steal from Ballard jewelry store A thief used a blow torch to try to remove the armor plating around a door lock at a ... Read more »

Passenger on flight from JFK accused of bring razor on plane, holding it near woman's neck

A passenger at JFK Airport is accused of bringing a straight-edge razor on a plane and placing it near a woman’s neck. Merill Fackrell, 41, was arrested after the incident ... Read more »

Douglas County Sheriff's Office provides update about missing Omaha woman

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office provides update about missing Omaha woman OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) – There’s a new update regarding a missing Omaha woman.  She was first reported missing this past ... Read more »

Court revives wrongful death claim in Ohio Walmart shooting

Court revives wrongful death claim in Ohio Walmart shooting An appeals court has revived a wrongful death claim against Walmart by the family of a Black man who was fatally ... Read more »

Tennessee ends Kansas' 17-game win streak dating to last season, captures Atlantis title

Tennessee ends Kansas' 17-game win streak dating to last season, captures Atlantis title PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Santiago Vescovi scored 20 points while No. 22 Tennessee locked down on third-ranked Kansas to ... Read more »

Bulls' Streak Snapped With OT Loss to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder

10 observations: Bulls’ streak snapped with OT loss to OKC originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Following phenomenal victories over the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, the Chicago Bulls suffered ... Read more »

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit

The capsule and its three test dummies entered lunar orbit more than a week after launching on the $4 billion demo that's meant to pave the way for astronauts. Read more »

Adopted dog religiously peers out of window for one heartwarming reason

Austin, Texas – When the clock strikes 5:30 PM, Abby immediately knows where to find her dog, Harvey: in front of the window in the living room, where the canine ... Read more »

Photo Of Steph Curry Going Viral

A photo of Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry is going viral. The Golden State Warriors are hosting the Utah Jazz on Friday night in San Francisco. Before the game, ... Read more »

Elon Musk says he would support Ron DeSantis for president if he runs in 2024

Elon Musk said he voted for Trump over Biden in 2020, but would support DeSantis if he runs in 2024 Read more »

Cases of domestic violence increase during the holidays, expert says

The numbers nationally are hard to fathom and the effects are immeasurable, according to one expert. Read more »

From 'Blade Runner 2049' to 'Arrival': 10 Great ScI-Fi Movies That Are Actually Mysteries

From ‘Blade Runner 2049’ to ‘Arrival’: 10 Great ScI-Fi Movies That Are Actually Mysteries More than any other film genre, sci-fi can reshape and morph itself into different categories. While ... Read more »

Trump Claims He ‘Knew Nothing About’ Nick Fuentes Before Meeting With Him: Reports

Former U.S. President Donald Trump makes an announcement of his plans to run for president in the 2024 U.S. presidential election at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. ... Read more »

Vikings could wrap up NFC North next Sunday

Vikings could wrap up NFC North next Sunday We’re still waiting for Week 12 to conclude in this National Football League season, and no teams have officially locked themselves into ... Read more »

Lakers end road losing streak against Spurs in LeBron James’ return

SAN ANTONIO —  LeBron James was in a very good mood before the Lakers’ game Friday night, his happiness coming from his return to the court against the Spurs after having ... Read more »

Dog Anxiously Awaits Napping Baby to Wake Up to Play in Sweet Video

They’ll be two peas in a pod in no time. Is anyone else amazed at how dogs welcome newborn babies into the family without a problem? Yes, they might be ... Read more »

Ecuador star Enner Valencia receives promising update after injury scare in World Cup vs. Netherlands

11/25/22 Ecuador star Enner Valencia is currently leading the Golden Boot race at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after bagging three goals in the first two games. On ... Read more »

3 wanted in Thanksgiving stabbing at Atlantic City casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Three men are wanted after multiple people were stabbed following an altercation at an Atlantic City casino on Thanksgiving, police said. The incident happened around ... Read more »

PFL Highlights! Watch Muhammad Ali’s Grandson Win MMA Debut In 45 Seconds

PFL Highlights! Watch Muhammad Ali’s Grandson Win MMA Debut In 45 Seconds Biaggio Ali Walsh and Tom Graesser squared off earlier today (Fri. Nov. 25, 2022) live on ESPN+ PPV ... Read more »

How to Watch Tunisia Vs. Australia in 2022 World Cup

Here's everything you need to know about the Group D matchup Read more »

World Cup: U.S. gains confidence but not win in scoreless tie against England

AL KHOR, Qatar —  Soccer isn’t always about winning and losing. Sometimes it’s about how you play the game. Take Friday’s World Cup match between the United States and England, the ... Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network