How Do You Add TSA PreCheck® to Delta Airlines?

TSA PreCheck® has recently become a well-known concept and is not unknown to many. If enrolled in this program, you can get an expedited security check hassle-free. This article will discuss aspects like getting a TSA PreCheck® and adding the same to Delta Airlines. 

How Do You Get a TSA PreCheck®? 

To apply for a TSA PreCheck®, the first criteria is to be a US national, US citizen, or permanent citizen by law. Once you are done, you may follow these steps: 

  1. Visit the TSA PreCheck website and select your enrollment provider. This provider should fully cater to your needs and provide an enrollment centre at your nearest location. You may even pre-enroll online and schedule an in-person visit. All of these will take a maximum of five minutes. You could even go to the enrollment location without making any appointment. 
  2. At the in-person visit, the provider will conduct a background check, verify your identity, take your fingerprints and photograph, and finally collect $78. 
  3. You may enjoy the benefits for five years if your application gets approved. 

Remember, any website that does not end in “gov” isn’t an official website for TSA PreCheck®. You need to be careful about that. First-time applicants aren’t asked for any information online or cannot make a payment online, either. TSA PreCheck® is well-suited for domestic travellers. If you are a frequent international traveller, at least four times or more, then the Global Entry program is more suitable. 

Delta Airlines TSA PreCheck® – How to Add?

If your TSA PreCheck® is approved, your boarding pass (digital or paper) will have the TSA indicator. Upon getting your TSA PreCheck® approval, you must add the KTN (Known Traveler Number) assigned by TSA. to your Delta profile. 

  • Log into Delta Airlines’ official website and visit the My Profile section. 
  • Go to the Personal Details section. Add the Secure Flight Passenger Data. Include the KTN (Known Traveler Number) or CBP (Customer and Border Protection) data if applicable. 

To update your profile, fill out the identity Verification form at The information must match your government license, passport, or other government-issued ID. 


If you are eligible for the TSA PreCheck® services, using them will make your screening process more accessible. However, it is always advisable to know the eligibility criteria and other related information to avoid further hassle.

Commonly Asked Questions – How Do You Add TSA PreCheck® to Delta Airlines?

Can you add TSA PreCheck® to an existing Delta reservation?

You can add TSA PreCheck to an existing Delta reservation by adding it to the existing trips already booked through My Trips. Edit your passenger details, and you may update your KTN if you haven’t added it before.

Why doesn’t my TSA PreCheck® show up on the Delta website?

In such cases, you have to check the validity of your TSA membership, which is for five years. If that hasn’t expired, you must confirm with the airlines to ensure that your name, date of birth, and KTN are accurately entered.

What benefits do you get with a TSA PreCheck®?

There are umpteen facilities with a TSA PreCheck®. Here are a few of them: 
You do not have to remove any light jacket, belt or shoes during the security checking process. 
You can keep your laptops and 3-1-1 liquids inside your bag.
You do not have to wait for long during security checks.

How much does Delta TSA PreCheck® cost?

The cost doesn’t apply to Delta Airlines only; it applies to anyone applying for the TSA PreCheck® programme, regardless of their chosen airline. The TSA PreCheck application fee is $78, while you need to pay $100 for a Global Entry.

Are travel companions eligible for a TSA PreCheck®?

Travel companions eligible for TSA PreCheck® include children aged 12 and below accompanying their parents or guardians on the same reservation. As per new regulations, kids aged 13-17 can also use the TSA program when accompanying their guardians or parents, especially if they are under the same reservation.

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