Temporary TSA Pre✓ ® Application Center to Open for One Week at Abilene Regional Airport
A temporary TSA Pre✓ ® application center will be open at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) from Monday, November 26 – Friday, November 30.
The application center, located in the lower level airport conference room, will be open Monday-Friday from 8 am – Noon and 1 pm – 5 pm. Applicants are NOT required to have an airline ticket to access the center, which is in the public area of the airport.
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 outerwear 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.
“This temporary application center will give Abilene-area travelers the opportunity to enroll in TSA’s popular expedited screening program,” said Amy Williams, TSA federal security director. “Travelers can make an appointment online at www.tsa.gov, and then must complete their enrollment in-person at the application center.”
Don Green, Director of Transportation Services adds “As Abilene Regional Airport continues to strive to better to serve our customers, we’re excited once again to be a central location for our passengers to enroll in TSA’s Pre-Check program. The convenience and value of becoming Pre-Check certified is evident to me, as I have personally watched Pre-Check passengers go through passenger screening much faster and easier than non-Pre-Check. This is a growing nationwide program and I highly recommend it to help make your experience departing ABI and returning from another airport the best it can be.”
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.
The Transportation Security Administration was created to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security. For more information about TSA, please visit our website at tsa.gov.