News Release from The City of Abilene:
Temporary TSA Pre® Application Center to Open for One Week at Abilene Regional Airport
Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Pre Applicants are NOT required to have an airline ticket to access the center, which is in the public area of the airport. ® or another trusted traveler program such as Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are permitted to keep on their shoes, belts and light outerwear jacket, and can leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on bags when transiting the checkpoint.
“This temporary application center will give Abilene-area travelers the opportunity to enroll in TSA’s popular expedited screening program,” said Amy Williams, TSA federal security director. “Travelers can make an appointment online at www.tsa.gov, and then must complete their enrollment in-person at the application center.”
The application fee is $85, which covers a five-year membership. The fee must be paid at the application center by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Enrollees will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship or legal residency status. Fingerprints are collected to complete a background check.
Successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN), which they can access online in about a week. Passengers should enter the KTN when booking airline reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations.
This new release is posted online at www.abilenetx.com.