Travel Tip: Booked Through Orbitz, etc? TSA Pre Check Might Not Show Up

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Ever had this problem? You book your flight on a third-party site like Expedia or Orbitz, you carefully input your Known Traveler Number along with your frequent flyer number, but TSA Pre check never shows up on your boarding pass?

Reader Dan shared he’s had this problem with the last three airlines he’s flown. Turns out even when Orbitz is how you got free TSA pre check, you can’t count on them to transmit that information to the airline along with your frequent flyer number.

Dulles TSA Pre-check line backed up

Fortunately, there’s an easy, if not slightly annoying fix. Take a minute to go to every airline you have a frequent flyer account with and add your Known Traveler Number to your profile. This ensures whenever you book flights through a third party site like Orbitz, Travelocity, etc the airline will already have TSA pre check status on file.

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