How it works
The TSA will determine your eligibility for expedited screening prior to each flight
and will embed this information in the barcode of your boarding pass. Eligible customers
who are traveling from or through a participating airport will see the TSA Pre✓
logo on their mobile boarding passes and on boarding passes printed at home or from
airport check-in kiosks. Currently, boarding passes printed at the check-in counter
do not display the TSA Pre✓ logo. This capability will be added at a later
On mobile boarding passes, the TSA Pre✓ logo will appear in the top right
corner above the barcode. On printed boarding passes, the TSA Pre✓ logo
will appear directly above the eligible passenger’s name.
When you arrive at a
participating airport, go to the
designated security checkpoint, where the TSA agent will scan your boarding
pass and direct you to the assigned pre-screening lane if you are eligible for that
In the pre-screening lane, you may no longer need to remove the following items:
- Shoes (some, such as steel-toed shoes, may require removal)
- 3-1-1 compliant bag from your carry-on (all liquid restrictions still apply)
- Laptop from your bag (if electronics are stacked on top of each other, they require
- Light outerwear or jacket
- Belt (large belt buckles may require removal)
Please note: The TSA uses random and unpredictable security measures. Therefore,
you are not guaranteed expedited screening for every flight, even if you have applied
to the program.
How to participate
To be considered for this program, you must be a U.S. citizen, or a Canadian citizen
who is a member of NEXUS, and in order to submit your TSA Pre✓ application
through united.com, you must be a MileagePlus member.
Select members of participating airlines’ frequent flyer programs and members
of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs, including
Global EntryTM, NEXUS and SENTRI, are most likely to be eligible for
expedited screening. Upon request, MileagePlus provides eligible Global ServicesSM,
Premier® 1K® and Premier Platinum members
a payment code to be used as form of payment for the fee for new Global
U.S. citizens currently enrolled in CBP Trusted Traveler programs, and Canadian
citizens currently enrolled in NEXUS, can participate by providing their CBP-assigned
PASS ID number (located in their GOES account online and in the top left-hand corner of their
membership card) in the “Known Traveler Number” field when booking travel
reservations. CBP Trusted Traveler participants can also add their PASS ID number
to their MileagePlus profile in the “Known Traveler Number” field to
have their number automatically sent to the TSA when booking reservations.
The TSA now offers a TSA Pre✓ application process. This fee-based process allows
U.S. citizens the opportunity to apply for expedited screening without a passport.
Approved applicants will be issued a Known Traveler Number to enter into the “Known
Traveler Number” field when booking travel reservations. TSA Pre✓ application participants
will also be able to add their Known Traveler Number to their MileagePlus profile
in the “Known Traveler Number” field to have their number automatically sent to
the TSA when booking reservations. See the TSA Pre✓ Application Process page for more details.
The TSA manages and operates this pre-screening program. Please visit the TSA website or contact the TSA for additional details and answers to
questions about the program.
To apply to participate in TSA Pre✓, select the button below. You will
be required to sign in to your MileagePlus account.
Opt in or opt out of TSA pre-screening
If you would like to apply for TSA Pre✓ through united.com but are not
yet a MileagePlus member, you may enroll
in MileagePlus now.