OKLAHOMA CITY – The Transportation Security Administration reminded local travelers today that a TSA Pre✓® application center is open at Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) until Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
The temporary application center, which opened Jan. 11, is located pre-security in the middle of the ticket lobby between the American and Southwest ticket counters, and does not require the applicant to be a ticketed passenger. The center is open through this Friday, Jan. 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walks-ins are welcome, but applicants can also pre-enroll at tsa.gov.
TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that allows flyers 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. Five airlines that serve OKC -- Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines -- participate in TSA Pre✓®.
Applicants are required to make an in-person visit to an application center to verify citizenship or immigration status, as well as to provide fingerprints. There is a nonrefundable application processing fee of $85, which covers a five-year membership.
Once approved, passengers will receive a Known Traveler Number, making them eligible to use TSA Pre✓® lanes at security checkpoints at airports nationwide. Individuals enrolled in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler programs (including Global Entry, NEXUS or SENTRI) are already eligible for TSA Pre✓®. Travelers should use their PASS ID as their Known Traveler Number.
Nationwide, 13 airlines participate in TSA Pre✓®: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, OneJet, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America and WestJet.
TSA’s website has more information about the TSA Pre✓® program. For more information on the four trusted traveler programs that include TSA Pre✓® eligibility, visit dhs.gov.