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When I was 10 years old, my older sister and I went on our first airline flight without my parents. We were on our way to visit my aunt, uncle, and cousin who lived just a short 4 hour plane ride away. I loved flying, but even more, I loved the idea of flying parent-less.

As we boarded the plane, airline staff sat us next to another young girl about our age who was also flying alone for the first time. She wasn’t quite as excited to be traveling without adult supervision and had been crying for her parents. Back then I was a talker, so I began talking to the girl to make her more comfortable. I made the mistake of asking what she did for fun. As she rambled on about her love for the New Kids on the Block, it was only then that the whole picture came into focus and I realized she was wearing a NKOTB hat, t-shirt, shorts, and her shoes had tiny photos of all the band members. She even had a New Kids on the Block backpack. I started to feel like I was in some kind of horror movie where NKOTB paraphernalia was attempting to swallow her whole.

Friends, my friendly “girl next door” look may be deceiving, but boy bands have never been my thing. I’m a rocker through and through. There are few topics I find less interesting than boy bands. But I knew this girl was scared and fragile, so I pretended to love NKOTB, too. She didn’t seem to notice that I gave generic answers to all her New Kids questions. My favorite song was their newest one, my favorite New Kid was “the cute one”, and all my NKOTB gear was conveniently back at home in my bedroom. So for the duration of the flight I endured endless New Kids chatter . For three-and-a-half hours.

Shortly after that my hatred of flying began.

Flying with a Chronic Illness

Air travel is difficult for most chronic illness sufferers, regardless of whether you have to endure untold hours of boy band trivia. I have provided tips on how to secure a wheelchair at the airport in the past, but for smaller airports and a shorter flight, I can mostly manage without hitching a ride. Except for the dreaded ticketing and security lines.

With postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), I won’t faint if I can keep moving. But when you can only manage to stand still for 5-10 minutes, a 45-minute security checkpoint line is a no-go. What I need is a system that drastically shortens the amount of time I spend standing in line.

For others, arthritis, balance issues, or severe pain can interfere with removing shoes or a jacket at a security checkpoint.

TSA PrecheckHow to add tsa precheck to southwest

In a recent conversation surrounding the difficulty of flying for people with chronic illnesses, I was asked why I had not signed up for TSA Precheck. If you’re not familiar, TSA Precheck is a system offered by America’s Transportation Security Agency (TSA) which allows pre-screened passengers to use a separate lines at airport security checkpoints. Because the passengers undergo a background check prior to Precheck approval and are considered low risk, they are not subject to the same rigorous security measures as ordinary passengers.

The Benefits of TSA Precheck

How to add tsa precheck to southwest

Using TSA Precheck provides numerous benefits for travelers:

  1. Separate line at pre-security ID and ticket check that moves much faster.
  2. No need to remove jacket, belt, or shoes at security checkpoint.
  3. Laptop can remain in your computer case.
  4. No need to remove approved liquids from carry-on.
  5. Some airports only require you to go through a metal detector instead of the newer imaging machines.
  6. Security lines move much faster due to all of the above.

How TO Sign Up for TSA Precheck

Signing up for TSA Precheck is surprisingly easy. A TSA Precheck passenger number costs $85.00 and is good for 5 years. To request a Known Traveler Number (KTN), first complete the TSA Precheck application. Once you have filled in the application, make an appointment with your local TSA Precheck office.

For your appointment you will need to bring identification documents, such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, and other form of ID if your current name is not the same as your birth name. The Precheck interviewer will take your fingerprints. My entire appointment lasted 5 minutes.

TSA will review your application and send your KTN within a few weeks. Next time you book a flight, you can enter your KTN and when you obtain your boarding pass at the airport, it will identify you as a TSA Precheck passenger. That’s it!

How to add tsa precheck to southwest

Signing up for TSA Precheck will subject you to a slight invasion of privacy, as they conduct a background check to determine your level of risk. If you have a violent or serious criminal history, that may affect your ability to receive TSA Precheck status. I should note, however, that I have two very minor criminal infractions on my record (just stupid kids stuff from almost 20 years ago) which did not affect my Precheck process.

If chronic illness makes navigating airports a challenge, signing up for TSA Precheck may ease the journey.

“A soul in tension that’s learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit.” – Pink Floyd

TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening initiative that is expanding to airports across the country. Implementing a key component of the TSA’s intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security, TSA PreCheck enhances aviation security by placing more focus on pre-screening individuals who volunteer to participate to expedite the travel experience.

Passengers the TSA determines are eligible for TSA PreCheck receive screening benefits which could include no longer removing the following items:

  • Shoes
  • 3-1-1 compliant bag from carry-on
  • Laptop from bag
  • Light outerwear/jacket
  • Belt

In addition, accompanying passengers 12 and younger are allowed through TSA PreCheck lanes when traveling with eligible passengers (parent or guardian).

  • TSA PreCheck includes U.S. Citizens who are members of existing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS (for Canadian Citizens only), and possess a Known Traveler Number.
  • Southwest Rapid Rewards Members who receive notification that they are eligible. Information in the Customer’s Rapid Rewards profile must match the TSA’s information exactly (e.g., your full name must match, including first, middle, and last).
  • Travelers may also apply via a fee-based application process known as The TSA PreCheck Application Program ($85). This program allows U.S. citizens the opportunity to apply for expedited screening without a passport.
  • Please note: Although participants in the CBP’s Trusted Traveler programs (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI and the TSA PreCheck Application Program) and Rapid Rewards Members who have opted into the program are eligible for expedited screening, no one is guaranteed expedited screening. Eligibility is determined by the TSA on a per-flight segment basis.
  • Any active duty, U.S. Armed Forces service members in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy, as well as the Reserves and National Guard, with a DOD ID (Effective for travel on December 20th and after)

Additionally, using its Secure Flight system, the TSA will also proactively prescreen Passengers who are traveling, with the goal of possibly pre-clearing more Passengers to use TSA PreCheck lanes. These passengers will not be required to submit any additional information, submit an application, or pay a fee. However, TSA will be able to provide some of these Passengers with the opportunity for expedited screening on a flight-by-flight basis by analyzing information already provided by Passengers through existing Secure Flight program requirements such as name, date of birth, and gender.

For security reasons, the TSA cannot provide specifics about screening procedures. Volunteered participant information is used to make an intelligence-driven risk assessment that could allow some travelers to qualify for expedited screening.

A Known Traveler Number (KTN) can be entered for any reservation booked through southwest.com, swabiz.com and Southwest Vacations.

  • Travelers who are eligible will be able to find the notification indicator “TSA PRE” in the upper left corner of the boarding pass, above their name.
  • Please note that if you are eligible for TSA PreCheck, the indicator will appear on boarding passes throughout your itinerary, regardless of whether pre-screening lanes are available at your departure airport(s).

No, not all airports have a TSA PreCheck lane, and those that do might not have TSA PreCheck at every checkpoint. Learn more about participating Southwest Airlines airports or for more information on checkpoint locations and hours of operation, visit tsa.gov.

All TSA PreCheck participants are identified every time they fly and will receive a notification on their boarding passes even if TSA PreCheck lane(s) are not available at their departure airport(s). At this time, the TSA is unable to filter selection results to exclude flights departing from airports TSA PreCheck that do not have TSA PreCheck.

After verifying whether or not your departure airport has an open TSA PreCheck lane at your security checkpoint, look for signs with the TSA PreCheck logo at the entrance to the checkpoint lanes.

Customers who do not meet the necessary requirements (“TSA PRE” printed in the upper left hand corner of the boarding pass) are not eligible to accompany you through the lane at this time. However, accompanying passengers 12 and younger are allowed through TSA PreCheck lanes when traveling with eligible passengers (parent or guardian).

No, TSA PreCheck and the Southwest Airlines Fly By Priority Lane are not the same and will continue to operate separately from one other. A-List and A-List Preferred Members as well as Customers flying on a Business Select fare will be able to utilize the Fly By security lanes in participating airports regardless of TSA PreCheck eligibility.

While we recommend utilizing the TSA PreCheck lane if given the opportunity, you are not required to do so.

The TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport. Therefore, while passengers with the TSA PreCheck indicator have been pre-cleared to access the TSA PreCheck lane no passenger is ever guaranteed expedited screening.

TSA Pre-Check can be a life saver at the airport in some situations. But whenever you don’t know exactly what to expect or you run into an issue with it not showing up on your boarding pass, it can be a little bit frustrating. In this article, I will tell you everything you need to know about getting TSA Pre-Check with Southwest Airlines, including how to add it to your profile both before and after booking or check-in.

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What is TSA Pre-Check?

First, just in case you need a quick refresher on TSA Pre-Check, here it is.

TSA Pre-Check is a special program that allows you to get expedited access through airport security. Not only do you get to enter through a shorter line but you also can keep certain belongings with you as you pass through security.

These privileges include:

  • Being able to keep your shoes on
  • Keeping your liquids bag and electronics inside your carry-on bag
  • Keeping your jacket and belt on

It might not seem like much, but it’s a great way to relieve stress and save time when making your way through the airport. It’s also very easy to enroll and you can get free credits for it with cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve. If you want to find out more about this program then read on here.

How to add tsa precheck to southwest

Getting TSA Pre-Check with Southwest

Since Southwest is a TSA Pre-Check partner airline (since 2013) you should be able to take advantage of TSA Pre-Check benefits on most of your Southwest flights.

The first thing that you want to do is to make sure that you have added your Known Traveler Number (KTN) to your frequent flyer profile. (This is the same number used for other trusted traveler programs, such as Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI. However, for these latter programs, this number is known as your “PASSID.”)

It only takes a few seconds to add your KTN but you need to make sure that you do this is so that you can get TSA Pre-Check.

To add your KTN, sign in and click on My Account and then scroll to “My Preferences” to change your personal details within your profile information. You will see exactly where to enter your KTN. There will also be an area to enter a redress number but you probably don’t have or need one of those (more on that below).

How to add tsa precheck to southwest

How to add TSA Pre-Check after booking

If you have already booked your ticket you can still add your Known Traveler Number to your travel itinerary/existing reservation. This way, whenever you check in 24 hours prior to your flight you should be good to go as far as TSA Pre-Check is concerned.

To do this just log in to your account and locate your booking and you should be able to add your KTN to your current reservation. If you are not sure about how to do it then just call the Southwest Customer Service phone number: 1(800)435-9792.

Why did I get TSA Pre-Check on my boarding pass?

Sometimes, you might be issued TSA Pre-Check even though you are not a member of the program.

This is ostensibly done in order to entice you to join the program or perhaps to expedite security lines. This typically happens to older passengers although I think just about anybody can get it.

If this happens to you, consider yourself lucky although you do not have to go through the Pre-Check line.

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TSA Pre-Check not showing up

Just because you are a member of the TSA Pre-Check program, that does not mean that you will always be issued a boarding pass with TSA Pre-Check privileges. I’ve heard different estimates on how often you should expect it if you are a member but it has ranged anywhere from 95 to 98%.

The thing is, it’s also possible that sometimes your Known Traveler Number may disappear from your frequent flyer profile.

When this happens you might think that you just were not issued a boarding pass with Pre-Check but in reality you did not get it because your Known Traveler Number was removed from your profile or not transferred. This has happened to me on a couple of occasions with Southwest unfortunately.

The solution to this is to always check with the check-in desk if you do not see TSA Pre-Check on your boarding pass. If your Known Traveler Number is still in your frequent flyer profile and you do not see TSA Pre-Check on your boarding pass, then you know that you just were not selected for this go-round.

And if for some reason your Known Traveler Number is not in your frequent flyer profile, the agent should be able to add that to your profile and reprint you a boarding pass.

Many times this appears to happen whenever your name does not match exactly with TSA Pre-Check. For example, you may have used a middle initial and then used your full middle name in another scenario. Or you might be like me and have multiple middle names which confuses everybody.

You can also call Southwest if you want them to look into this matter at: 1-855-234-4654 (Customer Relations Department).

Do I need a redress number for Southwest?

You may have seen an area where you can enter in a redress number and you may have wondered what it is.

A redress number is basically a special case number that you get that helps you avoid extra security measures at the airport.

For example, if you are always getting issued a boarding pass with SSSS, you might need a redress number.

Once you are issued a redress number it should help the government view you as a nonthreatening passenger and should help you avoid heightened security measures. It doesn’t always work but many times it can be a great way to avoid the headache of enhanced security. To find out more about a redress number click here.

Final word

Getting TSA Pre-Check with Southwest Airlines should normally be a pretty straightforward process. Every now and again you might run into a hiccup in the process but the key is to just monitor your boarding pass and always verify with check-in agents whether or not your Known Traveler Number can be found in your frequent flyer profile/reservation.

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How do I add TSA PreCheck after check in Southwest?

To do this just log in to your account and locate your booking and you should be able to add your KTN to your current reservation. If you are not sure about how to do it then just call the Southwest Customer Service phone number: 1(800)435-9792.

Does TSA PreCheck automatically on boarding pass?

When you sign-up for TSA PreCheck, you’ll be assigned a Known Traveler Number. This number tells the world that you’re not a threat to American lives. After that, you’ll be eligible automatically when you book a flight through American Airlines. You’ll see “TSA Pre” on your boarding pass.

Is there an app for TSA wait times?

The TSA’s own app, MyTSA, provides wait times based on crowdsourced data. Travelers can lend their fellow passengers a hand by reporting their wait time within the app’s Checkpoint Wait Time section. The app will also tell you how busy an airport is likely to be on any given day, based on historical data.

Can you get TSA Pre Check with Southwest Airlines?

Getting TSA Pre-Check with Southwest. Since Southwest is a TSA Pre-Check partner airline (since 2013) you should be able to take advantage of TSA Pre-Check benefits on most of your Southwest flights. The first thing that you want to do is to make sure that you have added your Known Traveler Number (KTN) to your frequent flyer profile.

How do I get a Southwest Airlines PreCheck number?

Eligibility is determined by the TSA on a per-flight segment basis. Additionally, if a Customer’s Southwest reservation has an international destination the Known Traveler Number may be added by calling 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792). How does it work?

When to add KTN to southwest pre check?

This way, whenever you check in 24 hours prior to your flight you should be good to go as far as TSA Pre-Check is concerned. To do this just log in to your account and locate your booking and you should be able to add your KTN to your current reservation.

Where does TSA Pre appear on boarding pass?

Yes, now that you’ve added your KTN, you should see the TSA PreCheck denotation at the top of your boarding pass. You can actually check that by re-checking in on Southwest.com. 02-25-2017 06:47 PM

Why do I always get TSA PreCheck?

TSA pre-checks are part of a measure implemented by the US government’s Transportation Security Administration (or TSA) in order to keep airports, highways, railroads, transportation systems, buses, and other mass transit systems safer and more secure as a response to the 9/11 attack back in 2001.

How long to get TSA PreCheck?

Most TSA pre-checks only take about 2 to 3 weeks to complete. While the application process is mainly quick and simple, the agency will need a bit of time to process everything. To understand why this is the case, you have to understand what the TSA precheck is and what it involves.

A better airport experience for air travelers is a priority for both Southwest Airlines and the TSA. As such, we worked with our friends at the TSA to create the following post with information that can help make your summer travel easier.

As many frequent travelers know, TSA Pre✓® offers expedited security screening for trusted travelers at airports nationwide. With a TSA Pre✓® Known Traveler Number documented in a reservation, Customers receive a TSA Pre✓® designation on their boarding document and enjoy all the benefits of a more efficient security check point experience. With TSA Pre✓®, Customers breeze through security lines without removing shoes, belts, laptops, liquids, and light jackets. Aside from creating a better travel experience, it also ensures a safer air travel system for our nation.

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For those who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® and have received your Known Traveler Number, you’re all set for takeoff! However, we want to make Customers aware that if you haven’t enrolled in the TSA Pre✓® program, but routinely receive the TSA Pre✓® designation on your travel documents, that in early February 2017, TSA significantly reduced access to TSA Pre✓® expedited screening based on frequent flyer activity for non-enrolled travelers. This change is to ensure more Customers are vetted through the official TSA enrollment and screening process.

If you’re not officially enrolled in the program, but would like to maintain the TSA Pre✓® benefits, here is what you need to know :

The TSA Pre✓® program provides a five-year membership for a single $85 enrollment fee, which equates to $17 per year. TSA Pre✓® Customers experience a quicker airport security line where shoes, belts, laptops, and 3-1-1 compliant liquids do not have to be removed or screened separately. Nearly 96 percent of TSA Pre✓® passengers get through security in less than five minutes.

The TSA Pre✓® enrollment process can be completed in three easy steps:

Submit a quick, five-minute application online and schedule an appointment at any of the nearly 400 enrollment center locations.

  1. Complete the In-Person Enrollment

Schedule a 10-minute, in-person appointment to provide identity documents, payment, and fingerprints. Most individuals are approved within days of completing the in-person appointment. You can check the status of your application online.

Add your Known Traveler Number to your Rapid Rewards account or flight reservations and enjoy!

Southwest Airlines is in the process of rolling out TSA PreCheck to the airports in which they fly. PreCheck allows you to skip the lines and keep your shoes, jacket, and belt on and your laptop and liquids in your bag.

I get my PreCheck membership through Global Entry. I recently went through the process of getting my 2 1/2 year old son Global Entry. It was very easy to apply for Global Entry, but getting an appointment took awhile given our schedules. Last Friday, I drove to LAX with my son for our 7:40am appointment and the whole process took 5 minutes once his name was called.

How to add tsa precheck to southwest

Timmy waiting for Global Entry appointment at LAX International Terminal

How Do I Update My Southwest Airlines Account?

To update your account, first log in. Then, click on My Account (under your points balance), then My Preferences

Then click on Contact Information

How to add tsa precheck to southwest

Then click on edit to enter your Known Traveler Number

How to add tsa precheck to southwest

When I tried to save my information, the website wouldn’t save it. So, I called the Southwest Customer Service number at 800-435-9792 and the kind lady updated my information within a couple of minutes.

During the call, I also provided the Known Traveler Number for my wife and son, and she updated their accounts as well.

Booking New Reservations

As I understand it, when you book a new reservation, your number should automatically populate. If not, there is now a box for you to enter your Known Traveler Number. And, if you forget, I’m sure you’ll be able to add it to your reservation when you check in online or at the ticket gate at the airport.

Adding Known Traveler Number To Existing Reservations

While on the phone, I asked the lady if I could add my Known Traveler Number to my reservations, and she said yes. So, I gave her all of my confirmation numbers and she quickly added them.

Conclusion

If you hate waiting in lines, removing your shoes, belt, jacket, etc., and having to take your laptop and liquids out of your bag, then TSA PreCheck and Global Entry are for you! Many other airlines have implemented PreCheck into their boarding passes, and now so has Southwest Airlines. Getting through security has been a pain in the post-9/11 world, but finally airlines are starting to make life a little easier for us.

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As I have mentioned in the past, I’m not really a fan of aggregators. Unfortunately, many companies make you book your travel through providers such as Egencia, American Express, or Concur. I’ve used Egencia for the past several years with my employers. Since Southwest isn’t aggregator friendly, the experience isn’t always the best but it has improved some. I’d prefer to be able to book my travel directly through SWABIZ, but I haven’t had a company let me do that yet.

Depending on how your company has set up Egencia, Southwest rates may or may not show up in the general rate search. If they don’t show up, the trick is to choose them manually in the Airline selector before you request the rate.

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Select Southwest in the Airline list on Egencia.

When it comes to TSA Precheck, the first step is to add your TSA Known Traveler Number to My Profile -> TSA Secure Flight. Unfortunately, this does not work with reservations booked with Southwest right now. What happens is that this number gets written into your reservation number as a TSA Redress Number instead. That doesn’t help you. As a result, when you go to check in and print your boarding pass, TSA Pre will not be on your boarding pass.

So how do you get TSA Precheck to work when this happens? Unfortunately, you have to call Southwest (1-800-I-FLY-SWA). Give them a call and ask them to add your TSA Known Traveler number to your reservation. Many agents will just add it for you. Some will ask you to provide the number to them. That sucks I know, but that’s about the only solution right now. It beats going through the regular line though.

Setting this value in your profile works with other airlines such as American, Delta, and United, etc. However, as you Southwest flyers know, they just got TSA Precheck a few months ago. I suspect, it will work eventually through Egencia, but who knows. I submitted a request through the Contact form, I’ll post updates as I hear them.

No. A TSA Pre✓ ® indicator will be printed on your boarding pass and embedded in the barcode if you are eligible for TSA Pre✓ ® on your flight. When TSA scans your boarding pass at the security checkpoint, you may be referred to a TSA Pre✓ ® lane.

Similarly, why is my TSA PreCheck not showing on boarding pass? Other reasons you might not see TSA Pre on your boarding pass are if your name is spelled differently on your boarding pass than it was in your PreCheck account, or if your TSA PreCheck access has expired. If you’re flying internationally, the airline you’ve chosen also might not participate in the program.

Also asked, where is TSA PreCheck on Southwest Mobile Boarding Pass?

If the TSA determines a passenger is eligible for expedited screening through the TSA PreCheck security lanes, the text “TSA PRE” will appear in the upper left corner of their boarding pass or security document.

Is Southwest not TSA PreCheck?

No, not all airports have a TSA PreCheck lane, and those that do might not have TSA PreCheck at every checkpoint. Learn more about participating Southwest Airlines airports or for more information on checkpoint locations and hours of operation, visit tsa.gov.

Travelers approved in a pre-screening program (TSA PreCheck, Global Entry, Nexus or Sentry) are assigned a Known Traveler Number (KTN), also known as a PASSID, Trusted Traveler, or Secure Flight number. This number must be provided when booking reservations on participating airlines and will be printed on the boarding pass.

If you would like to add your KTN to your Connexxus travel agency profiles for future convenience when making reservations, follow these steps:

BCD Travel – This field is not available to travelers. Central Accounts Payable can update your profile on your behalf. Send an email to [email protected] with the following information:

    • First, middle, and last name exactly as it matches the pre-screening program’s records
    • Date of birth
    • Gender
    • Known Traveler Number

    UC Travel Center – Log into Connexxus, select Book Online, and select UC Travel Center. On the agency’s website, select Profile, then Personal Information, and scroll to Secure Flight Requirements. Be sure to click ‘Save’ at the bottom.

    Southwest Airlines – Add the KTN to your Southwest Rapid Rewards profile. Southwest does not accept KTN from any travel agency’s system.

    For existing reservations, contact the airline directly. If the airline cannot assist you, contact the travel agency you used to make the reservation.

    WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expands TSA PreCheck™ eligibility to all active Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) and Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) holders who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or lawful permanent residents.

    “This new benefit immediately allows nearly 3.5 million individuals to obtain TSA PreCheck at no additional cost beyond what they have already paid for their credentials,” said TSA Executive Assistant Administrator for Operations Support Stacey Fitzmaurice.

    Applicable TWIC® and HME holders may now use those credentials to obtain TSA PreCheck when taking a flight. For those with active credentials, not obtained via waiver, the benefit is effective immediately.

    TWIC® and HME populations have already paid for, and successfully completed, a security threat assessment comparable to the TSA PreCheck security threat assessment. TWIC® is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels. The HME Program is for individuals seeking to obtain, renew or transfer an HME on a state-issued Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), allowing them to transport hazardous materials in commerce.

    TWIC® and HME holders can obtain TSA PreCheck expedited screening by entering the identification numbers printed on their TWIC® card or state-issued CDL during the airline reservation process. Active TWIC® card holders enter their TWIC® credential identification number (CIN) in the known traveler number (KTN) field of their airline reservation. The CIN is printed on the back of each TWIC® card in the lower left-hand corner. Active HME holders enter the two-letter state abbreviation and CDL identification number from their state-issued commercial driver’s license in the appropriate KTN field. (For example: NY12345678.)

    TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program offered by TSA that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their food and 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes. More than 200 airports participate in TSA PreCheck nationwide and dozens of airlines participate in the popular program.

    To learn more about TSA PreCheck, visit the TSA PreCheck Frequently Asked Questions page. For more information on TSA PreCheck for TWIC® and HME holders, visit the TWIC® page or HME page.