Which Faster Airport Security Program is Right for You?

We all want a faster security experience in the airport which is why the TSA’s PreCheck program has become so popular (nearly 500,000 have signed up as of this writing). But you might be better off with another program that offers more for just a few extra dollars a year.

How to sign up for PreCheck – A step by step guide

Different Programs, Different Benefits

If you fly internationally, consider the government trusted travel program known as Global Entry. If you travel back and forth across the U.S./Canadian border, Nexus might be a better fit. All include the benefits of PreCheck and easier entry to the U.S. from other countries.

The Department of Homeland Security has an excellent comparison chart (below). If you have trouble viewing it, see it on the DHS.gov site  – where you will also find information about the Sentri program, helpful for those who travel between the U.S. and Mexico. Sign-up information at the end.

How to Join

  • For PreCheck, sign up here.
  • For Global Entry, sign up here.
  • For Nexus, sign up here.
  • For Sentri, sign up here.


Updated: December 9, 2016