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New TSA Pre✓™ application center now open at Charlotte Douglas International Airport for ticketed passengers

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Travelers in the Charlotte-area can also apply at a downtown, off-airport location

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Transportation Security Administration and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) today announced the opening of an application site for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select screening lanes.

The TSA Pre✓™ application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to go through a pre-enrollment process online at tsa.gov and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, payment and valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation. This program requires an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership.

“This application process greatly increases the availability of TSA Pre✓™ benefits to a broader population of travelers both in Charlotte and nationwide,” said TSA Spokeswoman Sari Koshetz. “TSA Pre✓™ is enabling us to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to transportation security, as we look for even more opportunities to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way.”

Charlotte Douglas International Airport Interim Aviation Director Brent Cagle said, “The new TSA ✓™ application center at CLT is a great benefit and customer service amenity to our passengers.  The airport is excited to partner with TSA to provide travelers a convenient site to enroll in the program and take advantage of expediting the security checkpoint process.”  

Once approved, travelers will receive a Known Traveler Number and will have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre✓™ lanes at security checkpoints at 118 participating airports and on 10 airlines including: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.

For non-ticketed passengers who wish to apply, TSA has an application center in downtown Charlotte: 1100 S. Mint St., Ste. 115.

As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.

Additional details regarding TSA Pre✓™ at CLT:

  • This TSA Pre™ application center — for ticketed or connecting passengers only — is located on the second floor of the central atrium (above the food court), beyond the security checkpoint. Walk-in appointments for ticketed or connecting passengers will be honored on a first come, first served-basis; pre-enrollment at www.TSA.gov is recommended.
  • CLT has TSA Pre™ screening lanes that operate throughout the day. CLT is one of 118 airports with expedited screening lanes at TSA checkpoints.
  • TSA Pre™ expedited screening lanes were established at CLT on July 10, 2012.
  • TSA Pre™ expedited screening lanes are now available at the B & E checkpoints. These checkpoints connect to all departure gates.

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