If the thought of waiting in massively long TSA security lines this holiday season has you scrapping travel plans, there’s some good news for those who want to use the faster TSA PreCheck screening lines.
The Transportation Security Administration announced that TSA PreCheck will now cost less for enrollment and in-personal renewal.
According to CNN, enrollment fees have now dropped from $85 to $78.
“For individuals and families with plans to fly this holiday season, now is the time to enroll or renew in TSA PreCheck,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske in a press release. “TSA PreCheck offers significant benefits to those who meet its enrollment standards – less physical contact, fewer items on the conveyor belt and faster screening.”
To apply for TSA PreCheck, individuals provide biometric and biographic information that TSA uses to conduct a security threat assessment. Following an in-person enrollment appointment, most applicants will receive their Known Traveler Number (KTN) in about three to five days. Passengers must add their KTN to their flight reservations to enjoy the expedited security screening, which allows travelers to leave on shoes, jackets and belts.
TSA PreCheck screening lanes move faster than standard screening lanes, and passengers who have TSA PreCheck may keep their electronics and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in their carry-on bags.
According to the TSA, there are over 500 enrollment centers nationwide, and those interested in enrolling online can visit tsa.gov/precheck.