BOISE, Idaho – A temporary TSA Pre✓® enrollment center will be open at Boise Airport for one week in May, providing local residents the opportunity to apply for the popular expedited security screening program.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is predicting that summer 2019 will be the busiest summer on record, so now is an excellent time to apply for TSA Pre✓®. During the first three months of 2019, 92% of TSA Pre✓® eligible passengers waited less than five minutes to be screened through security checkpoints nationwide.
The application center will be open Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 24 on the first floor of the airport, near baggage carousel 1. The hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday, the center will be open 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. The Boise Airport’s address is 3201 W. Airport Way.
Travelers eligible for the popular TSA Pre✓® screening program can leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt during when going through the security checkpoint. In dedicated TSA Pre✓® lanes, travelers can leave their laptops, electronics larger than a cell phone and travel-size liquids in their carry-on luggage during the security checkpoint screening process. TSA operates dedicated TSA Pre✓® lanes at more than 200 airports nationwide including Boise Airport
The enrollment fee is $85, which covers a five-year period. The fee must be paid at the time of enrollment by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check.
Children 12 and under are permitted to use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with an eligible parent or guardian. Sixty-five airlines, including domestic and international carriers, participate in TSA Pre✓®, giving travelers even more options and reasons to enroll in the program. To date, more than 8 million travelers have enrolled in TSA Pre✓®.
While walk-ins are accepted, people are strongly encouraged to make an appointment. Start by visiting www.tsa.gov/precheck and select “Apply Now.” Follow the online prompts and select “Boise Airport” as the enrollment location.
If approved, individuals 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.
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.
For more information on the Department of Homeland Security’s other Trusted Traveler programs, visit www.dhs.gov/tt. All of DHS’s Trusted Traveler programs include TSA Pre✓® benefits.