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[January 18, 2014]
Hartsfield-Jackson Opens First Airport TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Site in the Southeast
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ATLANTA, Jan. 15 -- Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport issued the following news release: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Delta Air Lines opened the first airport TSA Pre-Check application site in the Southeast today. TSA Pre-Check is an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt; keep their laptop in its case; and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on bag.
"At the world's busiest passenger airport, we are continually working to improve the traveler experience," said Hartsfield-Jackson Interim General Manager Miguel Southwell. "The addition of a TSA Pre-Check application center at Hartsfield-Jackson will provide our customers the ability to move more quickly through the security screening process once a traveler's application is approved." The TSA Pre-Check application center at Hartsfield-Jackson is one of six centers currently open in airports across the U.S. The center is located next to Gate A19 and is available for ticketed and connecting passengers. Walk-in appointments are allowed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The TSA Pre-Check application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to go through a pre-enrollment process online at www.tsa.gov and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation, and an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership.
"This new application process will greatly increase the availability of TSA Pre-Check benefits to a broader population of travelers nationwide," said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. "TSA Pre-Check is enabling us to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to transportation security, as we look for more opportunities to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way." "Delta has worked closely with the TSA on Pre-Check and other initiatives since its debut in 2011 as a launch airline," said John Laughter, Delta's senior vice president for corporate safety, security and compliance. "We continually look for opportunities to improve all aspects of our business including Pre-Check's expansion to more of our customers." Hartsfield-Jackson was one of four airports that originally piloted TSA Pre-Check when it began with a small traveler population on Oct. 4, 2011. Today, more than 30 million passengers have used TSA Pre-Check. TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.
Once approved, travelers will receive a Known Traveler Number and will have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre-Check lanes at security checkpoints at more than 100 participating airports and on nine major U.S. airlines, including: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. However, TSA will continue to incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the Airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
Additional program information and how to enroll can be found at www.tsa.gov TNS 24KuanRap-140117 30FurigayJof-4605925 30FurigayJof (c) 2014 Targeted News Service
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