Is TSA PreCheck Worth the Investment in a Post-Covid World?

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For many frequent flyers, participating in the TSA PreCheck program was an easy (and beneficial) way to streamline the arduous journey through airport security — particularly before the pandemic. The convenience alone was worth the initial paperwork, background check, and fee. Membership in the program also saved frequent travelers countless hours that they otherwise would've spent waiting in ridiculously long lines.

We've experienced a myriad of changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of travelers reached record lows throughout 2020 before almost climbing back to pre-pandemic levels. All the while, many have questioned whether TSA PreCheck is still worth the investment. If you’re thinking about joining the program, here’s what you need to know about it — including whether it can still simplify traveling as COVID cases fluctuate.