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.
No thanks. I absolutely refuse to fly commercial since the Tingly Souls Administration came into existence. It used to be simple and almost fun at times. Just one more example of We The People allowing big brother to control our lives. Furthermore, what sense does this make? Achmed Q. Terrorist and his freshly recruited young & dumb American associates can pay $78, check all the boxes, and now bring their suitcase or shoe bomb on board with little or no hassles. What an ignorant concept.
Plan ahead & drive. The food and company is much better, the restrooms have room to sit, and there’s fresh air when you want it. There’s no blue, pink, green or purple haired weirdos, no screaming kids, no ignorant liberals, no strange smells, almost no turbulence, you can keep your EDC on your hip most places, it’s almost like being totally free to do what you want. What a concept… Hell, there’s nowhere I can think of I’ll ever need or want to go that isn’t accessible by automobile and/or ferry. My soul and freedom is not for sale or rent at any price. Some things are worth dying for.
I hear ya just saying but it just takes too long to drive to Hawaii
The solution is to charter your own plane, Warren.
Well put! Flying used to be fun. No more. I think the biggest downer is the rude and crude passengers wearing F-U T-shirts.