For years, I was stuck in the world of boarding passes and rolling bags through TSA security. But once I got my TSA PreCheck number, I realized how easy life could be. Now when I fly Delta, I breeze through security without having to awkwardly pull out my laptop or fidget with my belt buckle. In fact, it took me less than ten minutes to get my PreCheck number on Delta’s app — so it’s not hard at all! So if you too are looking for a little convenience while flying Delta Air Lines (or any other airline), here’s how you can add your own TSA PreCheck number:
Log into your Delta account and hover over the “My Trips” menu item at the top.
- Log into your Delta account and hover over the “My Trips” menu item at the top.
- Choose “Add Known Traveler Number” from the drop down menu options.
- Enter your TSA PreCheck number and submit your application to Delta by selecting “Save”.
Choose “Add Known Traveler Number” from the drop down menu options.
When adding your TSA PreCheck number to the Delta app, there are a few options. You can add it to all trips, individual trips (if you’re on multiple flights), or specific seats on the same flight.
For example: I’m flying from Orlando to BOS and back. If I want TSA PreCheck on both legs of my trip, I would add my number for both flights. But if I was flying from MCO-ATL-JFK and then returning from JFK-MCO with two different airlines (and thus two different numbers), then I’d need to add my number for each leg individually by selecting “Add Known Traveler Number” from the drop down menu options (see screenshot below).
If you’re smarter than me, you might have already figured out that in order to get your TSA PreCheck number, you must have successfully completed the TSA PreCheck application. Assuming that’s you, type in your number. It’s a 9-digit number found on your “Known Traveler” ID card or located in your TSA online account profile. If you don’t know it by now, shame on you!
Let’s assume that you have successfully completed the TSA PreCheck application. If this is the case, type in your number. It’s a 9-digit number found on your “Known Traveler” ID card or located in your TSA online account profile. If you don’t know it by now, shame on you!
Voila! You’ve saved yourself from having to deal with the hassle of taking off shoes and belts, waiting forever for your computer to be scanned in a separate line, and having to go through full body scanners (which I hear are not fun if you’re very tall).
Once you’re enrolled, TSA PreCheck will show up when you buy your tickets. If you’re an existing customer, just log in to your app and look under the “My Profile” tab. If not, create a profile using this link: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/customers/travel-information/airport-info-passengers/tsa-precheck.html
Once on that page, select “Get Started Today” and follow the verification process to enroll in TSA PreCheck (which usually takes less than two minutes). Then go through security like normal! You’ll save time by skipping the regular line for screening at airports where it’s available and have more freedom with what items you bring through security checkpoints (no shoes or belts needed).
Airports with TSA PreCheck include Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport; Boston Logan International Airport; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport; Denver International Airport; Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport; Grand Rapids Gerald R Ford International Airport; Indianapolis International Fixed Base Operations – Eagle Creek Airfield (terminal); Kansas City Intl.; Minneapolis St Paul Intl Blaine Muni Arpt.; Nashville Intl.; New York John F Kennedy Intl.; Newark Liberty Intl.; Oakland Metropolitan Oakland Airpor
So there you have it.
You can now add TSA PreCheck to your Delta app and enjoy the benefits of having access to this exclusive program without having to go through the hassle of actually going through the application process. I hope this helps make traveling a little less stressful for all of us!