ENHANCE TRAVELER PRODUCTIVITY
AND AVIATION SECURITY BY
Be a hero to both travelers and
aviation security professionals by
promoting the benefits of TSA Pre;®
to your corporate travelers.
An increasing number of travel managers are encouraging
their travelers, especially road warriors, to keep moving
through airport security lines with laptops, suit jackets
and shoes in place, by enrolling in TSA Pre;®.
The Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Pre;®
is an expedited security screening program for travelers
departing from more than 180 airports on 19 airlines. It
has allowed enrollees to bypass long security lines and
cut wait times by more than 80 percent to an average of
5 minutes or less, according to TSA officials.
QUICK ROI OF COST
At a cost of $85 for five years, TSA Pre;® provides
almost immediate return on investment to frequent
travelers by delivering enhanced productivity. For those
who travel eight times a year, the cost amounts to just
$1.06 per segment. To encourage their own travelers
to enroll in the program, a number of corporations
permit expense reimbursement of the fee. Others have
organized onsite enrollment events at corporate offices.
Some credit cards reimburse the fee as a member
benefit, while select air/hotel/car rental loyalty programs
have enabled payment through points or miles.
When travelers enroll
WHAT IS TSA Pre;®?
in TSA Pre;® aviation
security is strengthened as
TSA can expedite known
or “trusted travelers”
and reallocate resources
to those they know less about. Millions of travelers
have already enrolled in TSA Pre;®, but officials are
encouraging all business travelers and those who take
three or more trips a year to also enroll to increase
aviation security for all.
TSA Pre;® is an expedited security screening program
for travelers considered low-risk who qualify for the
program. Enrollees typically find the designated
security screening lines shorter and an improved
experience as these travelers do not need to remove
shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Travelers may apply online at tsa.gov and then
schedule an in-person appointment at one of nearly
400 enrollment centers, including at nearly 50
airports, to provide proof of identification, citizenship
and fingerprints and $85 payment to complete the
process. Approval is available with a Known Traveler
Number (KTN) as early as a week later. That KTN
should be added to all traveler profiles with online
booking, global distribution and airline frequent flyer
systems to be included in each airline passenger name
record. Airlines indicate TSA Pre;® eligibility on each