TSA opens PreCheck enrolment centre at DFW Airport to promote faster screening
At the opening of the enrolment centre, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Jim Crites, stated that the airport is a “strong supporter” of the TSA’s risk-based approach to security.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has opened a dedicated PreCheck enrolment centre at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Airport, making it easier for travellers to register for the expedited security screening programme.
Travellers who enrol in the initiative can complete the airport security process without having to remove their laptop from its case and can keep on their shoes, belt and jacket. At DFW Airport there are eight dedicated PreCheck security lanes.
To enrol, travellers must present their identification documents, provide their fingerprints, successfully complete an interview with an agent, and pay an $85 dollar fee for a five-year membership.
In December 2013, the TSA announced that PreCheck was to be extended to all American citizens, having previously been open only to members of trusted traveller programme such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry programme.
To support the widening of the scheme, more than 300 PreCheck application centres will be opened across the United States.
The FTE 'On the Ground' conference at FTE Global 2014, which will take place in Las Vegas from 24-26 September, will include a session entitled: 'What are the future collaboration models that will help achieve progress at the real passenger pain-points – airport security and arrivals immigration?' In this session, senior industry figures will discuss the future of airport security and immigration, exploring how things like risk-based security, automated passport control and innovative design techniques can help improve the passenger experience while maintaining the highest level of security.
FTE Global 2014 will also include the 'Up in the Air' conference stream, an extensive exhibition of the latest passenger-focused solutions, the FTE Awards ceremony and an exciting social programme.
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