With another holiday weekend upon us, travelers will get a fresh reminder of how stressed TSA’s security checkpoints can get. But now JetBlue has come out with an offer for its most loyal flyers that could get them out of those long lines.
The airline said it is sending out emails this week to its TrueBlue program members who have achieved Mosaic status, offering them a promotional award code that can be redeemed for a TSA PreCheck enrollment voucher.
The codes can be redeemed any time through September 30. The emails are going out to Mosaic-level members who don’t currently have a Known Traveler Number in their program profiles. The offer is good for persons who have achieved Mosaic status before June 30.
The regular fee for joining PreCheck is $85 for a five-year membership. TSA has been urging more travelers to join PreCheck as the best way to ameliorate the long lines that have plagues many airport security checkpoints so far this year. JetBlue noted that it has already taken other steps to help ease PreCheck lines, mainly by providing its own employees and some third-party hires to help out with non-screening tasks at checkpoints.
We could be seeing a trend here with airlines taking steps to move more of their most loyal customers to faster screening. Just a few days ago, Delta said it would offer free or discounted membership in the CLEAR trusted traveler program to SkyMiles elites, depending on their status level.
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