OKLAHOMA CITY – The Transportation Security Administration reminded local travelers today that a TSA Pre✓® application center is open at Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) until Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
The temporary application center, which opened Jan. 11, is located pre-security in the middle of the ticket lobby between the American and Southwest ticket counters, and does not require the applicant to be a ticketed passenger. The center is open through this Friday, Jan. 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walks-ins are welcome, but applicants can also pre-enroll at tsa.gov.
TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that allows flyers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. Five airlines that serve OKC -- Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines -- participate in TSA Pre✓®.
Applicants are required to make an in-person visit to an application center to verify citizenship or immigration status, as well as to provide fingerprints. There is a nonrefundable application processing fee of $85, which covers a five-year membership.
Once approved, passengers will receive a Known Traveler Number, making them eligible to use TSA Pre✓® lanes at security checkpoints at airports nationwide. Individuals enrolled in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler programs (including Global Entry, NEXUS or SENTRI) are already eligible for TSA Pre✓®. Travelers should use their PASS ID as their Known Traveler Number.
Nationwide, 13 airlines participate in TSA Pre✓®: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, OneJet, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America and WestJet.