Airport hosting 'Precheck' enrollment

Golden Triangle Regional Airport (courtesy)
Staff Writer

Even the casual flyer wants to save time getting in and out of airports.

Golden Triangle Regional Airport has one solution.

March 5-9, the airport will host its third TSA Precheck enrollment. It's open to everyone, whether they fly twice a week or twice a year, but appointments are recommended.

Enrollment means a traveler will be allowed to pass through expedited security check-in at more than 180 different airports across the U.S.  That translates to not having to remove your shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids bag, belts, and light jackets.

Enrollment is for five years, making the $85 fee the equivalent of paying only $17 per year.

"The nearest enrollment centers are Birmingham and Greenville, making it difficult for those in Northeast Mississippi and West Alabama to participate. We are always looking for ways to better serve our community,” GTRA Executive Director Mike Hainsey said.

The 10-minute application process must be done in person at GTR Airport. Individuals will be fingerprinted and have background checks run. Pending a clear background check, an applicant will receive notice from TSA within 30 days that he or she is enrolled in the TSA PreCheck program and has been assigned a Known Traveler Number. 
That number should be provided to any travel company booking a flight for you. It also can be saved into a passenger's profile on any airline Web site to make it easier to book directly with the airline.

The number will be embedded in the barcode on the boarding pass presented at security check-in.

To pre-enroll in the program and to make an appointment at the same time, log on to and click on the PreCheck banner.  Although walk-ins are allowed, appointments are highly recommended.