Pre-check process lands at Colorado Springs airport

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airport-300x201The Transportation Security Administration opened an application site in Colorado Springs for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program.

The new process allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on bag.

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.

“The TSA Pre✓™ application center will enable many more local travelers to apply for expedited screening benefits,” said TSA Deputy Federal Security Director Sam Sheesley.

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport has had a TSA Pre✓™ lane since October 2013 for passengers flying on Alaska, American, Delta, and United airlines.

Once approved, travelers 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 nine major U.S. airlines including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.

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.