There are few things in life more delightful than skipping past a long airport security line — and credit card issuers know it.
These days, it’s easier than ever to find a credit card that offers a reimbursement for Global Entry or TSA Precheck, programs designed to expedite the airport security process. That’s because more credit cards from major issuers — including Chase, American Express, Barclays, U.S. Bank and Bank of America — have started adding these benefits worth $100 or $85 to cover the program’s application fees every five years.
“From the perspective of attracting … customers who travel a lot, it’s genius,” says Hank Israel, a director at banking firm Novantas, specializing in market propositions and pricing. And for travelers, these benefits can be enormously valuable, too.