On-Site TSA PreCheck enrollment initiative launches at Portland International Airport for ticketed travelers

Portland, OR, Jan. 31, 2023 — IDEMIA and Portland International Airport (PDX) announced today that IDEMIA’s new TSA PreCheck enrollment initiative for ticketed travelers is now live.

Ticketed travelers flying out of PDX can enroll in TSA PreCheck with no need for an appointment. It takes five minutes or less, and most travelers receive their Known Traveler Number (KTN) within three to five days. IDEMIA also provides traditional TSA PreCheck enrollments, by appointment, at more than 550 locations nationwide.

IDEMIA TSA PreCheck Enrollment Ambassadors are stationed just past the North Security Checkpoint, by Gate E2. They are in easy-to-spot uniforms with specially equipped carts to enrolltravelers in TSA PreCheck. This service is available to ticketed travelers only, and offered Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. local time. Travelers will need to bring a government issued photo ID and proof of citizenship (e.g., passport, birth certificate) or proof of lawful permanent residency. Since this enrollment is past the security checkpoint, it is only available to ticketed travelers on the day of departure.

TSA PreCheck enrollment is easier than ever and more people can take advantage of a smoother airport security screening process that lets them keep their shoes and belts on and leave their compliant liquids and laptops in their bags. Children 12 and younger may join a parent or guardian who has the TSA PreCheck indicator on their boarding pass in the dedicated lanes. In December, 91 percent of TSA PreCheck passengers waited less than five minutes in line.

“On-site TSA PreCheck enrollment at PDX is convenience at its best. Enroll in TSA PreCheck as you are waiting to board your flight, it’s as simple as that. In some cases, you may even be able to get your KTN number in time for your

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TSA Issues Tips for Super Bowl Fans and Post-Weekend Travel Rush

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is hosting some special guests this week who are helping to keep the public safe and secure leading up to and in the days after Super Bowl LVII.

More than 25 TSA explosive detection canines and their TSA handlers are in Phoenix to assist in security operations at key venues at PHX and throughout the Valley of the Sun. These working canines are specially trained to detect explosives and explosive components. Some of the teams work regularly at PHX while others have come from airports from across the country.

At the airport, TSA’s use of explosive detection canines significantly enhances the efficiency of the security screening process, serving as an added layer of security. Away from the airport, the dogs can work in a variety of locations and use their keen sense of smell to augment existing security efforts.

The canines have been trained to navigate among large groups of people to pinpoint the source of an explosive odor, often without the source being aware and even if the source is mobile. The handlers are trained to read the dog’s behavior when it indicates an explosive scent has been detected. If a dog alerts its handler to something suspicious, TSA follows an established procedure to resolve the alarm.

TSA’s canines are regularly tested to ensure they maintain excellent scent capabilities. While they are sociable, they are working canines so they should not be petted or fed by anyone except their handlers.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has classified Super Bowl LVII as a Special Event Assessment Rating (SEAR) Level 1, which qualifies it for extensive federal support. More than 650 DHS personnel are currently involved in dedicated security operations in and around the Phoenix area.


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Keep those shoes on, a TSA PreCheck pop-up enrollment is coming to Albany airport

COLONIE — Air travelers know that security checkpoint lines are one of the more unpleasant parts of boarding a flight. And with fears of COVID still out there, the crowded conditions add a level of anxiety for some.

But next month, Capital Region fliers will be able to easily enroll in the federal Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA PreCheck program at Albany International Airport from Aug. 8 to 12 at a temporary pop-up site inside the airport terminal.  

TSA PreCheck is more valuable than ever during the pandemic because it reduces touchpoints with other people.

The application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in TSA PreCheck. It’s an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes.

Hundreds of airports participate in TSA PreCheck nationwide and more than 80 airlines participate in the program. 

“Enrolling in TSA’s PreCheck program enables Albany travelers to receive expedited screening at our security checkpoint as well as a rapid and efficient screening experience at congested airports and major hubs when returning to the Capital Region,” said Philip Calderone, CEO of the Albany County Airport Authority.

Travelers may make an precheck“appointment online and complete the process in-person or show up as a walk-in from Monday, Aug. 8, to Friday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the airport’s ground level near baggage claim.  

The application fee is $85 for a five-year enrollment in the program, according to the TSA website.

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