TSA to enroll fliers in its Pre✓® program during March enrollment event at CRIA

Posted at 11:09 AM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 11:14:00-05

Capital Region International Airport announced today that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration is accepting appointments for a Pre?® program enrollment event that it will hold March 13-17 at the Lansing airport.

The Pre?® program, introduced at Capital Region International Airport in 2015, allows participating fliers to experience a more efficient airport screening process by not having to remove their shoes, light jackets and belts, as well as leaving laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on bags. Passengers who are considered low risk qualify for the program.

The enrollment session is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Although walk-ins are welcome, participants are advised to sign up in advance by following this process:

  • Go to
  • Choose “Start Application Now!” then “Apply Now.”
  • Fill out steps 1 through 4.
  • At step 4, type in the location as “Lansing, MI” and then choose “Capital Region International Airport.”
  • Select “Next” at the bottom of the screen to choose an appointment time (the first available shows, but enrollees can use the dropdown to choose a different date and/or time). 

The appointments take about seven minutes to complete. The TSA will accept walk-ins, but those applicants will have to wait for an available opening, so pre-enrollment is encouraged. Airport officials note that demand for appointments was strong during previous enrollment events.

Participants will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status. A complete list of required documents is at A U.S. passport fulfills all ID requirements. Participants will finish the process on-site at the airport by providing their fingerprints for a background check.

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 are not accepted.

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 should enter the provided KTN in the "Known Traveler Number" field when booking travel reservations. The KTN can also 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 flier profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.

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