Friday, December 18, 2015

Transportation Security Administration to provide Pre-Check for Reno holiday travelers



Holiday travelers can keep their shoes on, their coats on and their belts on when flying from Reno starting on Monday.

The Transportation Security Administration is set to offer a temporary location where travelers can enroll in the TSA Pre-Check program at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, officials said Friday in a news release.

TSA officials had announced earlier this month that the existing pre-check at Fingerprinting Express would no longer process applicants after Friday.

The new interim pre-check site will be at the airport’s ticket counter, between Allegiant and Delta Air Lines, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, airport officials said.

The pre-check program allows for faster screening for frequent travelers. Interested applicants, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, can pre-enroll at www.tsa.gov and set up an appointment or walk in to the center.

At a glance:

More than 150 airports have dedicated TSA pre-check lanes.

Thirteen airlines participate in the program including: Alaska Airlines; American Airlines; Delta Air Lines; Hawaiian Airlines;  JetBlue Airways; Southwest Airlines; United Airlines; Air Canada; Allegiant Airlines; Sun Country; West Jet; One Jet; and Virgin America

Bring your documentation providing proof of identity and citizenship status such as a passport.

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

After completing enrollment, applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number through the mail within 45 days. That number is valid for five years. The applicant should enter the provided number when booking travel reservations.

For information on what documents are needed visit the TSA website.

Source:  http://www.rgj.com

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