TSA Pre✓® enrollment offered at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Local Press Release
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

RENO, Nev. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that TSA Pre✓® enrollment is available at a new and permanent location at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO).

TSA Pre✓® is a Trusted Traveler program that allows flyers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. TSA operates a dedicated TSA Pre✓® lane at RNO’s security checkpoint.

Several airlines that serve RNO, including Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest and United Airlines, participate in TSA Pre✓®. A passenger must be flying on a participating airline in order to be eligible to use the TSA Pre✓® lane.

Beginning in January 2014, TSA Pre✓® enrollment was available at an off-airport location in Reno. In December 2015, that location stopped offering TSA Pre✓® enrollment and a temporary location was set up in the RNO airport terminal.

Earlier this month, a new and permanent enrollment center, located across from the Delta Air Lines ticket counter, began offering enrollments three days a week. Beginning this week, this location is open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This location is pre-security.

Travelers who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents can begin the process by pre-enrolling online at https://universalenroll.dhs.gov. Click on the words, “Get Started,” and follow the prompts to set up an appointment to visit the enrollment center at RNO. Currently, appointments are booked through the first week of June. Walk-ins are accepted, but will be enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis around scheduled appointments.

More information on the application process is available at tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/apply. Please note that applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver’s license and certified copy of a birth certificate.

Applicants are required to make an in-person visit to the enrollment center to verify citizenship or immigration status, as well as provide fingerprints. There is a nonrefundable application processing fee of $85.

Once approved, passengers will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) making them eligible to utilize TSA Pre✓® lanes on a consistent basis at security checkpoints at airports nationwide. Travelers are encouraged to save their KTN in their frequent flyer profiles with the airlines. Children 12 and younger are permitted to use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with a TSA Pre✓® eligible parent or guardian.

All members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in the Reserves and National Guard, are eligible for expedited screening without enrolling in TSA Pre✓®. They do not need to be in uniform and they can use it while on personal or official travel.

Members of the Armed Forces should use their 10-digit Department of Defense number located on the back of their Common Access Card as their KTN when making flight reservations. Eligible individuals should also update their Defense Travel System profile for official travel.

Sixteen airlines participate in TSA Pre✓® including Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Seaborne Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America and WestJet.

More than 2.7 million people have enrolled nationwide in TSA Pre✓® since it was first offered in December 2013. There are currently more than 360 enrollment centers located nationwide. Local enrollment statistics show that 12,093 people have enrolled in Reno since January 2014 when this service was first made available. Of those, 3,192 enrolled at the RNO on-airport locations.

Nationwide, an average of 2.1 million passengers are screened through airport security checkpoints every day. TSA projects this summer will be the busiest on record with at least 2.4 million passengers screened through security checkpoints each day from early June through late August.

Currently, TSA officers at RNO screen an average of 5,000 passengers each day. That number is projected to increase to an average of 6,500 during the summer months - a 30 percent increase.

Enrolling as a Trusted Traveler allows passengers to expedite their screening process and TSA officers are better able to focus their efforts on passengers who present an unknown risk to aviation security. Travelers are encouraged to enroll in TSA Pre✓® so they can enjoy expedited screening when departing from a U.S. airport on a participating air carrier.

As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures both seen and unseen throughout the airport. All travelers will be screened, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.

To learn more about TSA Pre✓®, visit tsa.gov/tsa-precheck. For more information on the Department of Homeland Security’s four Trusted Traveler programs – including Global Entry – all of which provide TSA Pre✓® eligibility, visit dhs.gov/tt.