Abilene Regional Airport opens temporary TSA application center

ABILENE, TX - A temporary TSA Pre✓® application center will be open at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) from Monday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Sept.15, according to the City of Abilene. 

TSA federal security director, Amy Williams, said, “We’ve had a great response at ABI, so this is the second time we’ve opened a temporary application center here. Travelers can make an appointment online at www.tsa.gov, and then must complete their enrollment in-person at the application center.”

The application center, located in the lower level airport conference room, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Since this areas is open to the public, it won't be required for applicants to have an airline ticket.

According to a press release from the City of Abilene, "Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® or another trusted traveler program such as Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP), Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are permitted to keep on their shoes, belts and light outerwear jacket, and can leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on bags when transiting the checkpoint. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, use the DHS trusted traveler comparison tool."

The application fee is $85, which covers a five-year membership. The fee must be paid at the application center by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks will not accepted. Applicants will need to bring documentation proving identity and citizenship or legal residency status. Fingerprints will be collected to complete a background check.

Successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN). This will be accessible online in about a week. Passengers should enter the KTN when booking airline reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations.

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