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Having TSA PreCheck can genuinely change the way you travel.
The program, run by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), allows travelers the agency considers “low-risk” to go through a security screening without removing their shoes, liquids, or laptops from their bags.
Now, a new type of TSA PreCheck enrollment is being piloted at 1 airport in the South, with plans to expand to other airports in the future.
Let’s dig into the details.
A New Way To Enroll in TSA PreCheck at Jackson Airport
Travelers at Mississippi’s Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) will soon have a new way to enroll in TSA PreCheck thanks to a pilot program running from March 17 through March 28, 2022.
Travelers can enroll in TSA PreCheck in 5 minutes or less instead of registering online. Passengers will be able to register at locations throughout the airport, including pre-security, post-security, and in the gate area. Most passengers will receive their Known Traveler Number (KTN) within 3 to 5 days.
The program is being run by IDEMIA, an authorized TSA PreCheck enrollment provider.
“This is absolutely a game-changer for enrollment efficiencies, and we are incredibly excited to roll it out this week at JAN Airport in Jackson, Mississippi,” said Lisa Sullivan, Senior Vice President for Travel and Transport for IDEMIA I&S North America said in a statement.
“We are giving passengers greater access and flexibility, making the whole process easier, quicker, and more efficient,” the statement continued. Sullivan said enrollment agents and brand ambassadors would be stationed throughout the airport to encourage passengers to enroll and answer questions.
Cards such as The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, and the Citi Prestige® Card will reimburse you for the cost of your enrollment fee via statement credits, so you may want to consider one of these cards if you don’t have TSA PreCheck yet.
Hot Tip: Here’s everything you need to know about getting through TSA security screenings quicker and easier!
TSA PreCheck is an essential tool for traveling efficiently, so having a new way to register for the program is big news, even if it’s only at 1 airport for now. Hopefully, the pilot will expand to other airports across the U.S. so other travelers can take advantage.
The information for the Citi Prestige® Card has been collected independently by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
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