ABILENE, Texas – Due to high demand, a temporary TSA Pre✓® application center will be open for an additional week at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI).
The temporary application center opened April 5 and has now been extended for a third week. The center is open weekdays today through Friday, April 26 in an RV parked outside the baggage claim area at the airport. The hours are 9 a.m.– noon and 1-5 p.m. on weekdays, except for Friday, April 26, when it will only be open from 9 a.m. – noon.
Travelers can pre-apply online at tsa.gov and make an appointment at the airport 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 (CBP) Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are permitted to keep on their shoes, belts and light jacket, and can leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on bags when transiting the checkpoint. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, use the DHS trusted traveler comparison tool found on dhs.gov.
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. Documentation proving identity and citizenship or legal residency status is required. Fingerprints are collected to complete a background check.
Successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN), which they can access online in one-two weeks. 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.