Appointments available at three Las Vegas-area locations
LAS VEGAS - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today encouraged Las Vegas residents to apply to TSA Pre✓® at one of three locations in the Las Vegas metro area.
TSA Pre✓® is a Trusted Traveler program that allows flyers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. TSA operates dedicated TSA Pre✓® lanes in Terminals 1 and 2 at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS).
Thirteen airlines that serve LAS participate in TSA Pre✓® including Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America and WestJet. A passenger must be flying on a participating airline in order to be eligible to use the TSA Pre✓® lane.
Interested travelers can apply at the following locations during the days and hours listed below:
LAS Terminal 1, Level 2
Monday to Friday
EMSI, 2080 Flamingo Road, Suite 302
Monday to Friday
H&R Block, 2801 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite B
Monday to Friday
Local application statistics show that as of June 24, 2016, more than 32,000 people have applied to one of the three local application centers. This includes 20,857 at LAS; 9,669 at the Flamingo Road location; and 1,811 in Henderson.
Appointment availability varies by location as listed below:
Number of appointments available
Percent available over next 45 days
LAS Terminal 1
Currently, there are more than 3,132 appointments available locally to apply to TSA Pre✓®. Appointments can be made up to 45 days in advance.
Travelers who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents can begin the process by pre-applying online. Click on the words, “Get Started” and follow the prompts to set up an appointment to visit an application center. Walk-ins are accepted, but will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis around scheduled appointments.
More information on the application process is available by visiting tsa.gov. To apply, applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver’s license and certified copy of a birth certificate.
Applicants are required to make an in-person visit to the application center to verify citizenship or immigration status, as well as to provide fingerprints. There is a nonrefundable application processing fee of $85 and Trusted Traveler status is good for five years.
Once approved, passengers 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. Children 12 and under are permitted to use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with a TSA Pre✓® eligible parent or guardian.
All members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in the Reserves and National Guard, are eligible for expedited screening without applying to TSA Pre✓®. They do not need to be in uniform and they can use it while on personal or official travel. Members of the Armed Forces should use their 10-digit Department of Defense number located on the back of their Common Access Card as their KTN when making flight registration.
Recently, there has been a surge in TSA Pre✓® applicants across the country. On June 20, 2016, TSA Pre✓® applicants nationwide hit the 3 million mark. This came just five months after applicants reached 2 million on January 13, 2016; the millionth applicant took place on March 18, 2015. TSA Pre✓® enrollment was first offered in December 2013. There are currently more than 360 application centers located nationwide.
Nationwide, an average of 2.1 million passengers are screened through airport security checkpoints every day. TSA projects this summer will be the busiest on record with at least 2.4 million passengers screened through security checkpoints each day from early June through late August.
Locally at LAS, TSA screens an average 62,000 passengers per day. However, it is not uncommon for TSA at LAS to screen more than 70,000 passengers per day following major conventions or events.
Applying to a Trusted Traveler program allows passengers to expedite their screening process and TSA officers are better able to focus their efforts on passengers who present an unknown risk to aviation security. Travelers are encouraged to apply to TSA Pre✓® so they can enjoy expedited screening when departing from a U.S. airport on a participating air carrier.
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.
To learn more about TSA Pre✓®, visit tsa.gov. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website for more information on the four Trusted Traveler programs – including Global Entry – all of which provide TSA Pre✓® eligibility.