SAN ANTONIO — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the opening of a TSA Pre✓® application center at San Antonio International Airport (SAT).
TSA Pre✓® is 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 carry-on. To date, there are more than 330 application centers across the country, including 37 centers at 34 airports.
The TSA Pre✓® application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll online at tsa.gov and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, payment and valid identity and citizenship/immigration documentation.
Once approved, travelers receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) and have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre✓® lanes at security checkpoints at more than 150 participating airports and on 12 airlines, including: Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, OneJet, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.
“I am pleased to announce that San Antonio now has a TSA Pre✓® application center, which will enable local travelers to apply for expedited screening benefits,” said TSA SAT Federal Security Director Jess Presas. SAT has had a TSA Pre✓® lane at each checkpoint since November 2013. Participating airlines at SAT include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways.
The TSA Pre✓® application center at SAT is located at Terminal A, departure level. The application center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. Walk-in appointments will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.
As always, TSA continues to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport, and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
Additional program information and how to enroll can be found at tsa.gov.