In a few weeks, I'll be taking a domestic flight that includes a long (3.5 hours) layover. I'd like to leave the airport and have lunch with a friend who lives nearby. I have TSA Pre-check. Assuming I am approved for Precheck for my airport of origin, if I leave the connecting airport during my layover, can I use Precheck lines to reenter the airport there? Or is the pre-check approval specific to the airport of origin?

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TSA pre-check will be indicated (or not) on each boarding pass for your journey. Providing you are travelling through an approved airport on an approved airline, you should receive pre-check on all segments of your journey.

  • By "approved" are there some airports where you can't get Precheck at all? Jun 17, 2016 at 20:17
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    @Azor-Ahai tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/map has a map of airports. I presume some smaller airports are not in the list
    – Berwyn
    Jun 17, 2016 at 20:20
  • @Azor-Ahai Yes, the airports that don't have PreCheck lanes. :) Nowadays, though, those are mostly just small airports and, of course, airports that are not in the U.S.
    – reirab
    Jun 17, 2016 at 22:35

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