Alaska Airlines offers Miles for TSA Precheck membership

Alaska Airlines is offering its frequent fliers a new way to redeem miles and save time at the airport: through the end of April, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can redeem 10,000 miles to waive the USD85 application fee for five years of hassle-free travel with TSA Precheck, the airline said.

TSA Precheck members traveling through airport security checkpoints do not need to remove their shoes, light jacket or belt, and can leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags.

Alaska is the first airline to offer its frequent fliers the ability to redeem their mile or points for TSA Precheck. Mileage Plan members can also use miles to book trips to more than 800 destinations worldwide on Alaska Airlines and its 16 partner airlines, apply miles to a ticket purchase for a discount, upgrade to First Class and purchase magazine and newspaper subscriptions.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico.