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2nd TSA Pre✓® application center now open at DFW

New site open in American Airlines Terminal C for ticketed and connecting passengers

Local Press Release
Thursday, November 20, 2014

DALLAS — The Transportation Security Administration and American Airlines today announced the opening of a second application site at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) for 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 keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. This site, located in the middle of Terminal C, will be exclusively for ticketed and connecting passengers. The original center is located pre-security at Terminal D, Gate 30.

The TSA Pre✓® application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to pre-enroll online at tsa.gov and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation and an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership. Once approved, travelers will receive a Known Traveler Number and will have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre✓® lanes at security checkpoints nationwide.

“The application process increases the availability of TSA Pre✓® benefits to a broader population of travelers nationwide,” said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. “TSA Pre✓® is enabling us to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to transportation security, as we look for more opportunities to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way.”

According to industry forecasts, airports and airlines anticipate nearly 25 million air travelers nationwide during the upcoming 12-day Thanksgiving travel period, a 1.5 percent increase over 2013. During this travel period, TSA Pre✓® lanes will be operational at 123 airports nationwide, the vast majority of those served by American Airlines and US Airways.

“We are pleased that our customers will have access to another TSA Pre✓® application center at DFW,” said Jeff Plant, Vice President — DFW Hub for American Airlines. “We appreciate TSA’s risk-based approach to passenger screening, which improves the travel experience for all American Airlines customers.”

TSA has opened more than 300 application centers across the country, including 29 airport locations served by American Airlines and US Airways. Seven of these locations are hubs for the combined airline.

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
  • Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA)
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • Lambert–St. Louis International Airport (STL)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Memphis International Airport (MEM)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Spokane International Airport (GEG)
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Walk-in appointments will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to secure an appointment, passengers are encouraged to pre-enroll at tsa.gov.

As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.

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