The Transportation Security Administration has recently opened two more application sites for TSA Pre✓™, Orlando International Airport (MCO), Lambert–St. Louis International (STL).
TSA Pre✓™ is an expedited screening program that allows passengers 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. TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the US.
The TSA Pre✓™ application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to go through a pre-enrollment process online at tsa.gov and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation and an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership.
“This application process greatly increases the availability of TSA Pre✓™ benefits to a broader population of travelers both in Orlando and nationwide,” said TSA’s Orlando Federal Security Director Jerry Henderson. “TSA Pre✓™ is enabling us to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to transportation security, as we look for even more opportunities to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way.”
“Enhancing our customer’s overall travel experience is one of our main priorities at Orlando International Airport,” said Phil Brown, executive director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “With the opening of the newest TSA Pre✓™ application center inside the main terminal building, we’re hopeful our passengers will benefit from this expedited security process and help us meet that goal.”
Once approved, passengers will receive a Known Traveler Number and will have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre✓™ lanes at security checkpoints at 118 participating airports and on 11 major airlines: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.
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.
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