ABILENE, Tex. – A temporary TSA Pre✓® application center will be open at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) for two weeks in April.
The application center, which will be located in an RV parked outside the baggage claim area at the airport, will be open from Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12 and from Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 19. The hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the week. On Friday, April 19, the center will only be open from 9 a.m. to noon.
Travelers can pre-enroll online and make an appointment at the airport enrollment center to complete the application process. Walk-ins also are accepted on a space-available basis.
Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® or another trusted traveler program such as Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are permitted to keep on their shoes, belts and light outerwear jacket, and can leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on when going the checkpoint. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, use the DHS trusted traveler comparison tool.
The application fee is $85, which covers a five-year membership. The fee must be paid at the application center by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Enrollees will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship or legal residency status. Fingerprints are collected to complete a background check.
Successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN), which they can access online in about a week. Passengers should enter the KTN when booking airline reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations.