TSA event to make screening process more efficient for frequent travelers

Posted at 1:30 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 13:30:16-04

Going through security can sometimes become a hassle for experienced travelers. To make the screening process more efficient, the TSA is accepting appointments for a Pre-Check program for qualified fliers at the Capital Region International Airport.

The program, introduced at the Capital Region International Airport in April 2015, allows participating fliers to experience a more efficient airport screening process by not having to remove their shoes, light jackets and belts. They are also allowed to leave laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on bags.

Passengers who are considered low risk qualify for the program, states a release from the airport.

Participants can schedule an appointment for the Lansing event by going to the TSA’s websiteand clicking the Apply Now button.

The enrollment event will be held Oct. 3-7 at the Lansing airport.  The appointments take about seven minutes to complete and are available from 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, but will need to wait for an available slot to open.

Participants will need to bring documentation providing identity and citizenship status. A complete list of required documents can be found here.

The release states a U.S. passport fulfills all ID requirements.

To finish the process, participants will provide their fingerprints for a background check on-site at the airport.

The application fee is $85, and can be paid by credit card, money order, company check or certified cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted.

Once completed, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number by mail, and it will be valid for 5 years. The traveler number should be used when booking travel reservations.

More than 180 airports have dedicated TSA Pre-Check lanes and 18 airlines participate in the program including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, and all operate at the Capital Region International Airport.