Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - Travelers can sign up for airport pre-screening list beginning this week in OKC

Travelers can sign up for airport pre-screening list beginning this week in OKC

Monday, January 11, 2016

From the January issue of the Chamber's newsletter, The POINT

 

Will Rogers World Airport is pleased to announce that passengers and airport visitors will have the opportunity to enroll in the TSA Preü® program Monday, Jan. 11, through Friday, Jan. 22 (closed Saturday and Sunday).

TSA Preü® is an expedited security screening program connecting travelers departing from the United States with smarter security and a better air travel experience. Passengers considered low-risk who qualify for the program can receive expedited screening either as a member of the program or another specific trusted traveler group.

As you may have seen in the news, TSA has expanded participation in the TSA Preü® program. This program allows participating flyers to experience a more efficient airport screening process by leaving on their shoes, light jackets and belts and leaving laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on bags.

More than 150 airports have dedicated TSA Preü® lanes, and 12 airlines participate in the program including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within 45 days that is valid for five years.

The enrollee then enters the provided KTN in the “Known Traveler Number” field when booking travel reservations. The KTN also can be added when booking reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center or with the travel management company making reservations.

Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flyer profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.

Travelers, who have previously enjoyed TSA Preü® by “opting in” through airline frequent flyer programs, will now need to formally enroll in the program through TSA. The airline “opt in” is no longer valid. To pre-enroll and set up your appointment, go to identogo.com/okc.