TSA to enroll fliers in its Pre✓® program during October enrollment event at Capital Region International Airport

Travelers can schedule an appointment at tsa.gov/precheck

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­LANSING - Capital Region International Airport announced today that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration is accepting appointments for a Pre✓® program enrollment event that it will hold Oct. 3-7, 2016 at the Lansing airport.

The Pre® program, introduced at Capital Region International Airport in April 2015, allows participating fliers to experience a more efficient airport screening process by not having to remove their shoes, light jackets and belts, as well as leaving laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on bags. Passengers who are considered low risk qualify for the program.

Participants may schedule an appointment for the Lansing event by going to tsa.gov/precheck, clicking the "Apply Now" button near the top of the page and completing the registration process, including indicating "Capital Region International Airport" as the location in Step 8.

In Step 9, they can select their appointment time (the first available shows, and participants can use the drop-down menu to choose a different date and/or time). 

The appointments, which take about seven minutes to complete, are available from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The TSA will accept walk-ins, but those applicants will have to wait for an available opening, so pre-enrollment is encouraged. Airport officials note that there was strong demand for enrollment appointments during a similar event in February.

Participants will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship status. A complete list of required documents is at universalenroll.dhs.gov. A U.S. passport fulfills all ID requirements. Participants will finish the process on-site at the airport by providing their fingerprints for a background check.

The application fee is $85 and can be paid by credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier's check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.

After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within 45 days that is valid for five years. The enrollee should enter the provided KTN in the "Known Traveler Number" field when booking travel reservations. The KTN can also be added when booking reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations. Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flier profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.

More than 180 airports have dedicated TSA Pre® lanes and 18 airlines participate in the program, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, all of which operate at Capital Region International Airport.