All of the American travel bloggers love hating on Terminal 7 at JFK and I agree, it’s a disaster. The whole terminal is being renovated, and is nowhere near complete. TSA lines are atrocious because there was no precheck previously. However, I have good news to report; TSA precheck is now available at JFK Terminal 7.
This terminal is used by a bunch of airlines such as Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Interjet, and Qatar.
I flew out today from JFK – LAX on Alaska and was pleasantly surprised there was absolutely no one on the precheck line. (There is no signage of precheck at security FYI, it’s the same as the crew line.) The TSA officer told me it started one week ago.
Oddly enough, even Alaska Airlines doesn’t know precheck has started. They sent me texts and e-mails warning me to come early due to no precheck, so I arrived 2 hours early like an idiot. So I am sitting here waiting and blog writing for you!