BOSTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the opening of an application site at Boston Logan International Airport 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 will greatly increase the availability of TSA Pre✓™ benefits to a broader population of travelers nationwide,” said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. “TSA Pre✓™ is enabling us to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to transportation security, as we look for more opportunities to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way.”
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.
The TSA Pre✓™ application center at Boston Logan International Airport is located inside Terminal A, on the secure side of the TSA checkpoint. The center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TSA Pre✓™ off-airport application centers are also located in the following Massachusetts cities: Brockton, Dorchester, Pocasset, Springfield and Waltham. TSA also has centers in Warwick, R.I., and Portsmouth, N.H. Additional nationwide locations, program information and how to apply can be found at tsa.gov.
As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.