By Mary Dewhirst
Marketing & Outreach Manager
Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) normally screens nearly 2 million passengers daily. With passenger volumes up more than seven percent over the same time period last year, TSA expects passenger volumes to drastically increase during the busy summer travel season. The number one travel tip this summer is to enroll in DHS Trusted Traveler program in order to participate in TSA Pre® screening at the airport.
Recently the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has started limiting TSA Precheck expedited security screening to those enrolled in a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trusted Traveler program. If you are an American citizen or a green card holder, enroll now to become part of an expedited security screening program that helps take the stress out of travel with no need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts or light jackets. Family members ages 12 and under traveling with a parent or guardian who has TSA Pre® can accompany them in the expedited lanes. Begin the process on-line and complete it at an enrollment center.
Which Trusted Traveler program is right for you?
- If you travel primarily within the US, apply for TSA Precheck to enjoy expedited security screening on domestic travel or outbound international travel. Learn more and apply here:
- If you travel internationally frequently, apply for Global Entry, NEXUS or SENTRI to enjoy expedited customs processing and TSA Precheck benefits. Learn more and apply here:
When your enrollment is complete, enter your Known Traveler Number (KTN) or PASS ID number into all flight reservations, all frequent flier profiles and provide to any travel agency or company who makes reservations on your behalf.