BOZEMAN, Mont. - Local residents will have another opportunity to enroll in TSA Pre✓® at Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) for two weeks starting Monday, June 17, 2019, when the airport will host a TSA Pre✓® enrollment center.
The temporary TSA Pre✓® enrollment center will be open weekdays from Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 28. It will be located on the second floor of the airport. The hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The address is 850 Gallatin Field Road in Belgrade, Mont. BZN hosted a similar event in January 2019 and more than 900 people enrolled at that time.
Across the country, travelers eligible for TSA Pre✓® screening can leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt 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 a dedicated TSA Pre✓® lane at BZN.
“TSA Pre✓® continues to be a favorite among air travelers – whether you fly once a month or once a year,” said Dan Fevold, TSA federal security director for Montana. “With the summer travel season upon us, this is an ideal time to take a few minutes to enroll and enjoy the benefits of a streamlined security experience for the next five years.
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.
An in-person visit to the enrollment center is required to complete the application process. Applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver license and a certified copy of a birth certificate. Fingerprints will be collected during enrollment.
The Transportation Security Administration is predicting summer 2019 will be the busiest summer on record, so now is an excellent time to enroll in TSA Pre✓®. In May 2019, 92% of travelers screened through a TSA Pre✓® lane waited five minutes or less to be screened through the security checkpoint. Another benefit of the program is that children 12 and under are permitted to use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with an eligible parent or guardian.
While walk-ins are accepted, people are strongly encouraged to begin the enrollment process online and make an appointment for the in-person visit. Start by visiting www.tsa.gov/precheck and select “Apply Now.” Follow the online prompts, enter the requested information and select “Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport” as the enrollment location.
Sixty-seven airlines, including domestic and international carriers, participate in TSA Pre✓®, giving travelers even more options and reasons to enroll in the program. Alaska Airlines; Allegiant Airlines; American Airlines; Delta Air Lines; Frontier Airlines; jetBlue Airways and United Airlines, all of which serve BZN, participate in TSA Pre✓®.