There are enough problems when it comes to flying these days without getting stuck in a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) line with security agents giving you the twice-over because you look like a very suspicious character who should be on the no-fly list.
Well, one thing that could help in that regard is enrolling in TSA’s PreCheck program – something Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) is making as easy as possible for you next week.
The airport is holding special PreCheck enrollment sessions from Monday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Jan. 13 for those interested.
The sessions will be an extremely convenient way for air travelers to enter into the popular program that can save them important minutes when going through security.
The description of the program from PTIA states, “TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a faster and easier airport screening experience. For TSA PreCheck travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, light outerwear or belts, or to take out 3-1-1 liquids or laptops from carry-on bags.”
Next week’s sessions will be held each day from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Winston-Salem Room on the arrivals level of the airport.
There, applicants will be able to complete the TSA PreCheck screening process, including the required in-person background check and fingerprinting.
The cost of a TSA PreCheck membership is $85 and it remains valid for five years.
The service is provided by appointment and those interested should fill out an online pre-enrollment application at https://www.tsa.gov/precheck. That pre-enrollment process is easy and only requires three steps. (Walk-ins are welcome too, but they’ll be worked in between scheduled appointments so expect a wait if you show up unannounced.)
Travelers who attend a TSA PreCheck enrollment session must bring proof of identity and US citizenship. Check the website to see which documents qualify.
Appointments for next week’s PreCheck sessions can be made online at www.IdentoGO.com/tsa-precheck.