TSA PreCheck® Enrollment Coming to Westchester County Airport (HPN)

WHITE PLAINS – TSA PreCheck® is the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) expedited security screening program for airline passengers who are considered low-risk and who qualify for the program. From Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31, Westchester County Airport (HPN) will be working with the TSA in collaboration with IDEMIA to offer travelers the opportunity to enroll in the TSA PreCheck® program here in Westchester. This special five-day enrollment period will be available daily at Westchester County Airport at 240 Airport Road in White Plains from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. in the terminal arrivals area near the baggage claim carousel.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Bringing the PreCheck enrollment process up here to local residents is a benefit to all Westchester travelers who don’t have the time or extra resources to go down to JFK and back just to go through the enrollment process. I encourage all residents to consider taking advantage of this great limited-time opportunity to save time and stress.”

The TSA PreCheck® program helps travelers save time through a smarter travel experience that expedites the checkpoint screening process and cuts down on the stress of travel. Those enrolled do not need to remove their shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts and light jackets when going through designated TSA PreCheck® security lanes. In January 2023, 92% of the nation’s TSA PreCheck® passengers waited less than five minutes waiting to be screened.

Westchester County Airport Manager April Gasparri said, “Westchester County Airport is excited to work with the TSA to expand enrollment of its TSA PreCheck program right here in Westchester. This is a win for local travelers and community members whether they fly through White Plains or elsewhere.”

Enrollment Process
The enrollment process is quick, convenient and even faster when the application is completed online beforehand. The in-person enrollment requires that applicants provide proof of identity, proof of citizenship, fingerprints and a photo. IDEMIA offers TSA PreCheck® enrollment for $78 and if approved, travelers get a five-year membership with the program.

Following the in-person enrollment appointment, most applicants receive their Known Traveler Number (KTN) in about three to five days. The KTN number must be added to flight reservations to enjoy TSA PreCheck® benefits.

TSA PreCheck® was created in December 2011 as a way to provide low-risk travelers with a smoother experience through airport security. It’s a great option for travelers looking to save time. Enrolled members do not need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts, or light jackets. They also access TSA PreCheck® dedicated screening lanes at over 200 participating U.S. airports nationwide.

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