OKLAHOMA CITY, August 22, 2016 – Beginning today, and for the next two weeks, Oklahoma residents can apply for the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Pre✓® program at the Will Rogers World Airport (WRWA) terminal building. The airport, in partnership with TSA, is hosting the temporary enrollment center to facilitate participation in the agency’s popular expedited screening program.
“Travelers truly appreciate the easy, streamlined screening process that TSA’s PreCheck program offers,” says Karen Carney, public information and marketing manager. “The temporary center here at the terminal is presecurity and makes it easy for people to enroll. We encourage travelers to take advantage of this opportunity to participate.”
The TSA Pre✓® program allows participating flyers to experience a more efficient airport screening process by leaving on their shoes, light jackets and belts and leaving laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on bags. Over 180 airports, including Will Rogers World Airport, have dedicated TSA Pre✓® lanes and 16 airlines participate in the program including.
The enrollment center is located pre-security in the middle of the ticket lobby between the American and Southwest ticket counters, and does not require the applicant to be a ticketed passenger. The center will be open Monday through Wednesday from 10:00am to 7:00pm and Thursday through Friday from 7:00am to 4pm. The center is closed Saturday and Sunday. Enrollees can take advantage of the one hour of free parking in the hourly parking garage.
People are encouraged to apply online and schedule their appointment at tsa.gov/precheck. Doing so allows applicants to complete the required information and set an appointment that meets their timetable. By starting the process in advance, the appointment generally takes less than ten minutes.
When applying online, applicants should type in the location “Oklahoma City, OK,” then choose “Oklahoma City, OK – Will Rogers World Airport.” When the applicant clicks “Next” at the bottom of the screen, they will be able to select a preferred appointment time. The first available time always appears, but a different date and time can be selected by using the drop menu.
The application process is then completed at the WRWA enrollment center where the applicant provides fingerprints, valid identity documentation and payment. The application fee is $85 and can be paid by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier's check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. The application fee is valid for five (5) years.
The center will take walk-ups, however those with scheduled appointments will take priority.
Once the enrollment is complete, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) within a few weeks. The enrollee will then enter that number when booking their airline reservations. The KTN can also be added when booking reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center or with the travel management company making reservations. Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flyer profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.