Temporary TSA Pre✓® application centers open for appointments

Local Press Release
Thursday, February 25, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – West Virginia residents who live near or who fly out of Huntington Tri-State Airport (HTS) and North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) will have the opportunity to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program inside the airport terminals when a one-week application center is set up at each airport during March.

Residents of the Tri-State area will be able to enroll in the TSA Pre✓® program inside the Huntington Tri-State Airport Terminal from March 7 to 11, where officials will host a temporary application center. The airport’s location near Huntington, Ashland, Kentucky, and Ironton, Ohio, serve as a convenient location to enroll in the popular program. The airport address is 1449 Airport Road, Huntington, WV 25704.

Residents of the northern region of West Virginia will be able to enroll in TSA Pre✓®  inside the North Central West Virginia Airport Terminal from March 14 to 18, where officials will be on hand to enroll travelers. The airport is located at 2000 Aviation Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330.

Travelers need only to make an appointment online and complete their enrollment in-person or as a walk-in at either of the temporary application centers. The application centers will be located inside the terminals of each airport and will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the designated week. Walk-ins also are welcome.

This application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in 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 TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes. More than 160 airports are participating in TSA Pre✓® nationwide and 13 airlines participate in the program including Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, One Jet, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country, United Airlines, WestJet, Virgin America and Air Canada.

To participate in this enrollment opportunity, travelers should make an appointment online and pre-enroll at tsa.gov.  Applicants can select an appointment time using the drop down menu to choose a date and/or time.

Enrollees will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status. The application fee is $85 and is good for five years. It can be paid at the time of your appointment by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Fingerprints also are required during the in-person enrollment session.

After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within a few weeks that is valid for five years. The enrollee should enter the provided KTN in the “Known Traveler Number” field when booking airline reservations. The KTN also can be added when booking reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations. Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flyer profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.