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TSA Prechek for minor booked as adult
« on: November 27, 2023, 11:27:40 AM »
I am flying with my wife and three minor children. My wife and I both have TSA pre-check. In order to use credit, I made a reservation for one of my minor children (4yo) separately, using an adult DOB. I know that generally minor children can use precheck with their parents, and I believe that the pre-check designation shows up on the children’s boarding pass based on the parents precheck. Will my child on a separate reservation without his own pre-check account still be permitted with us through the pre-check line, even if his boarding pass doesn’t show precheck?

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Re: TSA Prechek for minor booked as adult
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2023, 11:44:28 AM »
I am flying with my wife and three minor children. My wife and I both have TSA pre-check. In order to use credit, I made a reservation for one of my minor children (4yo) separately, using an adult DOB. I know that generally minor children can use precheck with their parents, and I believe that the pre-check designation shows up on the children’s boarding pass based on the parents precheck. Will my child on a separate reservation without his own pre-check account still be permitted with us through the pre-check line, even if his boarding pass doesn’t show precheck?
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Re: TSA Prechek for minor booked as adult
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2023, 12:10:34 PM »
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Children don’t need their own precheck and can go through with parents.
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Re: TSA Prechek for minor booked as adult
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2023, 01:32:07 PM »
From the TSA website:

I am traveling with my family; can they also use the TSA PreCheck® lane?
Children 12 and under may accompany an enrolled parent or guardian in the TSA PreCheck lanes without restriction. Children 13-17 may join enrolled adults in the dedicated lanes when traveling on the same reservation and if the TSA PreCheck indicator appears on the child’s boarding pass.

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Re: TSA Prechek for minor booked as adult
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2023, 02:31:10 PM »
From the TSA website:

I am traveling with my family; can they also use the TSA PreCheck® lane?
Children 12 and under may accompany an enrolled parent or guardian in the TSA PreCheck lanes without restriction. Children 13-17 may join enrolled adults in the dedicated lanes when traveling on the same reservation and if the TSA PreCheck indicator appears on the child’s boarding pass.
TSA doesn't see what birthday you put on the ticket.

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Re: TSA Prechek for minor booked as adult
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2023, 02:39:32 PM »
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Children don’t need their own precheck and can go through with parents.
true but that's when it's in the same reservation so the TSA precheck will automatically print on the boarding pass

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Re: TSA Prechek for minor booked as adult
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2023, 03:17:59 PM »
But this child is under 12, so based on the reply from bp27, seems like I should be good.

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Re: TSA Prechek for minor booked as adult
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2023, 03:34:11 PM »
But this child is under 12, so based on the reply from bp27, seems like I should be good.
From the TSA website:

I am traveling with my family; can they also use the TSA PreCheck® lane?
Children 12 and under may accompany an enrolled parent or guardian in the TSA PreCheck lanes without restriction. Children 13-17 may join enrolled adults in the dedicated lanes when traveling on the same reservation and if the TSA PreCheck indicator appears on the child’s boarding pass.
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In ur case, since it is on a separate reservation with an adult dob, it won't show

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Re: TSA Prechek for minor booked as adult
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2023, 03:42:45 PM »
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In ur case, since it is on a separate reservation with an adult dob, it won't show
However, per TSA I quoted above, a 4 year old child doesn't need the indicator on their boarding pass. Only 13 and above. The DOB on the reservation should be irrelevant, a 4 year old should be obvious to the agent as under 12.

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Re: TSA Prechek for minor booked as adult
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2023, 07:40:22 PM »
I went through precheck with the minor child and didn’t have any problems. BH.