TSA opens Pre-Check enrollment center at Reagan National Airport

Officials with the Transportation Security Administration have opened a Pre-Check center at Reagan National Airport. (Photo courtesy MWAA)
Officials with the Transportation Security Administration have opened a Pre-Check center at Reagan National Airport. (Photo courtesy MWAA)

This post has been updated and corrected.

Officials at the Transportation Security Administration on Monday opened Pre-Check enrollment center at Reagan National Airport.

The center is located on the baggage claim level of the airport near baggage carousels 6 and 7. With Monday’s opening, TSA now has Pre-Check enrollment centers at two all three D.C.-area airports (Dulles recently opened one)  as well as a center on Duke Street in Alexandria.

For an $85 fee, travelers who enroll in Pre-Check can take advantage of expedited screening at participating airports. Participating travelers are allowed to leave their laptops in their cases, and don’t have to take off their shoes or belts as they move through security.

To qualify travelers must fill out an application, give their fingerprints and complete an in-person background review. The $85 enrollment fee is good for five years. Once travelers are approved for the program, they’ll be given a Known Traveler Number, which can be used to enter expedited security lines at  115 U.S. airports and for travel on 10 major U.S. airlines including,  Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.

TSA launched the Pre-Check program in December 2013. Already more than 200,000 people have signed up. Ultimately, TSA hopes to have more than 300 application centers across the country. The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

My colleague Ashely Halsey recently wrote this primer on Pre-Check and a second program, Global Entry, that offers travelers expedited screening.

 

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.
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