TSA PreCheck registration available at Austin airport
AUSTIN (KXAN) – You may not have to wait in line as long the next time you’re at the Austin airport.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport offers TSA PreCheck enrollment sessions located after airport security checkpoints. Screenings take five minutes or less, and most passengers will receive confirmation of the program within three to five days, according to a press release.
TSA PreCheck makes for a faster and easier airport screening experience. Under the program, travelers do not have to remove their shoes, light outerwear, belts, or bring 3-1-1 liquids or laptops.
“As our airport welcomes more travelers this year than ever in our history, increasing access to TSA PreCheck gives AUS travelers more options for an easier experience,” said Jacqueline Yaft, CEO of AUS.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport broke its record for the most passengers ever in a single month, with more than 2 million passengers on board an aircraft in May 2022. It is the first time that the total number of passengers exceeds 2 million. May is also the third month in a row that the airport has set a new record.
“The more we make it easier for travelers to enroll in TSA PreCheck, the more people can take advantage of the great benefits the program has to offer,” said Gilbert Almaraz, TSA’s Director of Federal Security for Texas. “Last June, we saw 94% of TSA PreCheck passengers wait less than five minutes in security screening lines, and they avoid having to remove their shoes and belts and can leave their liquids and compliant laptops in their bags.”
TSA PreCheck has an application fee of $85, which covers five years of participation, if approved. No appointment is necessary. Bring your photo ID and proof of citizenship. Enrollment Ambassadors are available at AUS Thursday through Monday between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m.