JFK Terminal 7 TSA PreCheck is now available!

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!

Wrong, precheck is here!


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  • It may have been open but as of today it is not. Just went through 10 minutes ago after verifying with everyone I could find that pre-check is not open. It is there, just not open and has not been for some time now. Hope they get their stuff together and get it opened again!

  • Like an idiot I was reading this blog after I pass thru this terminal without precheck. This is a wrong information. I travel every week and the last one was Aug 30th 2018 and there is no precheck.

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