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Airline offers frequent fliers option to redeem miles for TSA Precheck

Mar 21, 2016

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Airlines is offering its frequent fliers a new way to redeem miles and save time at the airport. Beginning today through the end of April, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can redeem 10,000 miles to waive the $85 application fee for five years of hassle-free travel with TSA Precheck.

TSA Precheck members traveling through airport security checkpoints do not need to remove their shoes, light jacket or belt, and can leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags.

"TSA Precheck is a game-changer for those of us who travel frequently for work or pleasure," said Sangita Woerner, Alaska's vice president of marketing. "This partnership between Mileage Plan and the TSA will allow more of our customers to take the guesswork out of the day of travel."

How to redeem:

1. Email by April 30, 2016 with your name and Mileage Plan number.

2. Within 72 hours, Alaska will deduct 10,000 miles from your account and send you an email with your authorization code.

3. Apply for TSA Precheck and schedule your screening appointment. Customers applying are responsible for ensuring they are Precheck-eligible.

Be sure to take along your printed email and proof of citizenship status. The authorization code in the email will cover the application fee at your TSA Precheck screening appointment.

Alaska is the first airline to offer its frequent fliers the ability to redeem their mile or points for TSA Precheck.

Airline offers frequent fliers option to redeem miles for TSA Precheck

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