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Reagan, Dulles, Baltimore airports offer TSA 'Pre-Check' enrollment to speed up security lines

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(WJLA) - There's potentially good news for frequent air travelers - the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) has announced that enrollment in the new "Pre-Check" security program is now available at Reagan, Dulles and Baltimore airports.

TSA's 'Pre-Check' program allows some to pre-verify their identity and eligibility to use special, shorter security lines at major airports. (WJLA)

The TSA Pre-Check application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain "Known Traveler" status and then utilize Pre-Check lanes at security checkpoints when they travel.

In order to enroll in the Pre-Check program, U.S. citizens and permanent residents can complete some information online and then visit an application center in person to verify their identity and citizenship/immigration status, and to provide fingerprints.

Enrollment in the Pre-Check program costs $85 for a five-year membership.

Once approved, travelers will receive a Known Traveler Number and will have the opportunity to utilize special lanes at security checkpoints. In these lanes, travelers will be allowed to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belts, keep their laptop in its case, and their compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on.

The special lanes are available at the region’s three local airports--Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport, as well as at more than 115 participating airports and on 10 major U.S. airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.

Local enrollment sites are now located inside Reagan and Dulles airports, and another is located on Duke Street in Alexandria, Va.

For more information, visit the TSA Pre-Check enrollment website.

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