Are there really 115 "active" TSA PreCheck airports available?

Are there really 115 “active” TSA PreCheck airports available?

Last September @travelblawg wrote Why 60 More TSA PreCheck Airports Isn’t What It Seems with a mix of excitement, confusion, and speculation. This was after the TSA had announced that it was greatly expanding its TSA Pre✓™ to 60 new airports, in addition to the existing 40, bringing the total number of airports with TSA Pre✓™ to at least 100 by 2014.

Fast forward six months… where do we stand?

Per the TSA: “TSA Pre✓™ is currently available at more than 115 airports nationwide” as of today, February 26, 2014.

And what does the TSA website report about CHS, as it was the airport that prompted my previous blawg posting?

Charleston International Airport (CHS)
– Delta Air Lines
– JetBlue Airways
– Southwest Airlines
– United Airlines
– US Airways

So both Concourse A + B must have PreCheck at CHS, right?  You tell me. Gary Leff didn’t encounter such, for example, in his recent View from the Wing post The TSA’s New “Expedited” Choose Your Own Checkpoint Screening Adventure where a quasi-PreCheck seems to be in place, at least some of the time.

While I think a hodgepodge does seems to exist as to means and methods of PreCheck operations per airport, there are a lot of factors at play ranging from personnel to infrastructure space for new lanes. Give them an “A for effort”? 

What have you found?


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