TSA Pre✓ Center Open in Omaha, Lincoln Airport Sees Some Benefits

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Travelers who use the Lincoln Airport can now speed up the security screening process by applying for the TSA Pre✓™ program at an enrollment center in Omaha. TSA Pre✓™ is an expedited screening program established as part of the agency’s risk-based, intelligence-driven approach to aviation security.

TSA Pre✓™ is in place at more than 100 U.S. airports. At the Lincoln Airport, eligible TSA Pre✓™ passengers receive some of the benefits of the program, such as leaving their shoes on. Passengers will still be required to remove liquids and laptop computers from their bags when flying from Lincoln.

The TSA Pre✓™ 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, payment and valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation. The application costs $85 for a five-year membership. The TSA enrollment center is located at 11717 Burt Street, Suite 101 in Omaha.

“It’s now more convenient for residents in our area to apply for TSA Pre✓™ status,” said John Wood, executive director of the Lincoln Airport. “And we think it’s important to help travelers learn about this service that might improve their flying experience.”

TSA Pre✓™ status does not guarantee a traveler an expedited security process because TSA will continue to incorporate random security searches. Details on the program are available at TSA.gov. There is also a link to that site at www.LincolnAirport.com.

Prior to the launch of the TSA Pre✓™ application process, passengers were eligible for TSA Pre✓™ through existing programs such as U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s Global Entry program and frequent flier programs with participating airlines. Airlines that participate in TSA Pre✓™ nationwide are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.

For more information about the program, visit www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck.