Nobody enjoys getting to the airport for a trip and finding out that Homeland Security or some other government agency has put you on the No Fly List.
Even those who get the go ahead to pass through security don’t enjoy the tedious process of taking off their shoes and belts and getting a lengthy security check and full body scan.
But there’s a better way to clear security – the TSA PreCheck Program – and, lately, Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) has been making it as simple as possible to enroll in the program that makes it a lot easier on you on flight day.
PTIA is hosting a new TSA PreCheck Enrollment Event from Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 19. Airport officials will host the event in collaboration with IDEMIA, an authorized TSA PreCheck enrollment provider.
Travelers will be able to enroll at the airport (1000 Ted Johnson Parkway) at the arrival level for American Airlines in the Winston Salem Room from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. on those days.
The program is open to US citizens, US nationals and lawful permanent residents.
The cost is $78 and, if approved, your PreCheck privileges will be good for five years.
The TSA PreCheck program was created in December 2011 as a way to provide “low-risk travelers” with a “smoother experience through airport security.”
It can also be a huge time saver when you’re rushing to catch that flight.
Enrolled program members don’t have to take off their shoes, belts or light jackets and they don’t have to remove laptops and other items from their bags.
Another big benefit is that the travelers who have TSA PreCheck can use faster dedicated screening lanes at over 200 U.S. airports.
If you’re unable to make it to the PTIA May event but are still interested in enrolling in TSA PreCheck, you can schedule an appointment at one of the 560 enrollment centers in the US.