When I was using Orbitz yesterday to make a hotel booking, I noticed that Orbitz Rewards Platinum members have now one extra status benefit TSA Precheck.
They can now request a code from Orbitz Rewards and use it during the TSA appointment to waive the enrollment fee.
You can sign up for Orbitz Rewards and receive $25 off hotel coupon here.
Here are the TSA Pre✔ benefits:
TSA Pre✔® provides expedited screening benefits for guests traveling within the United States, so you’ll be able to ease through security without removing the following items:
- 3-1-1 compliant bags from carry-on luggage
- Laptops from bags
- Light outerwear/jackets
Here are the Orbitz Rewards status levels and benefits associated with them:
If you have Orbitz Rewards Platinum status and don’t have the TSA Pre✔ yet, it makes sense to sign up to receive the expedited service at select US airports.
Here are the terms and conditions of this program:
Platinum members are eligible to receive one (1) unique authorization code every five (5) years for the application fee for TSA Pre✔®. The authorization code applies to the TSA Pre✔® program only; other program applications including, but not limited to, Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and Privium are not eligible. Orbitz has no control over the application and/or approval process for TSA Pre✔®, nor does Orbitz have access to any information provided to the government by the Platinum member or by the government to the Platinum member. Orbitz has no liability regarding the TSA Pre✔® program. U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) charges an application fee to process each respective application regardless of whether the member’s application is approved. Orbitz will provide an authorization code to cover the full cost of the TSA Pre✔® application fee regardless of the decision made by TSA, but will not provide additional authorization codes or cover expenses charged to the same Platinum member within five (5) years, even if the original application is rejected. TSA Pre✔® membership is intended solely for the Platinum member who is eligible for and requests the authorization code, and may not be assigned, sold, transferred, and/or pledged to any third party or to another account. Expiration date of the authorization code will be provided at time of issuance. Orbitz reserves the right to discontinue this benefit at any time with or without notice. TSA Pre✔® program is subject to change, and Orbitz has no control over these changes. For additional information on the TSA Pre✔® program as well as full terms and conditions of the program, please visit www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck.