TSA Pre-Check - World Travel, Inc.

Risk-Based Security
Layered Security Approach
TSA uses layers of security as part of a risk-based approach to protecting passengers and
our nation’s transportation systems. Multiple layers combine to create a much stronger
Although checkpoint operations are the most visible layer, they represent just one part of
TSA’s security system.
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Risk-Based Passenger Security Overview
In September 2011, TSA began undertaking efforts to adopt an
intelligence-driven and risk-based approach to passenger screening with
the aim of providing the most effective security in the most efficient way
while improving the passenger experience at airport security checkpoints.
Guiding Principles of Risk-Based Security
1. The majority of airline passengers are low risk.
2. The more information available on each passenger, the easier it is
to assess risk.
3. Behavior detection and interviewing techniques should be
strengthened in the screening process.
4. TSA must accelerate its efforts to optimize screening processes and
the use of technology to gain system-wide efficiencies.
5. Increase security by focusing on unknowns; expedite
known/trusted travelers.
TSA Pre™ Passenger Experience at the Airport
1. Access the TSA Pre™ lane (children age 12 and under traveling with a
parent or guardian)
2. Present boarding pass and ID to the Travel Document Checker
3. Scan barcode and boarding pass
4. If directed by the Travel Document Checker, proceed through the TSA
Pre™ lane where you will receive expedited screening
TSA Pre™ Experience
 Quicker transit through lanes
 Quicker lines
 Improved customer experience
No Divestiture of:
 Shoes
 3-1-1 compliant bag
 Laptop
 Light outerwear/jacket
 Belts
TSA will always incorporate unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and
no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
TSA Pre™ Airline Participation
TSA currently partners with nine airlines to provide TSA Pre✓™ by putting the low-risk
designation in the barcode of the boarding pass.
The TSA Pre✓™ airlines provide a TSA Pre✓™ indicator on boarding passes.
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Expedited Screening Entry Points
TSA Pre✓™ is currently available at more than 118 airports. There are several
ways to be eligible:
Frequent Flyers
• Certain airline frequent flyers (invited by airline based on TSA established
criteria) who opt-in
DHS Trusted Traveler Program Membership
• Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler Program members
• US citizens in Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS
• CAD citizens in NEXUS
• TSA Pre✓™ application program members
Expedited Screening Entry Points (Continued)
Trusted Populations
• 12 & Under and Over 75
• Leave on shoes and light jackets at all TSA checkpoints at all airports
• Eligible for TSA Pre✓™ based on Secure Flight Passenger Data
• Known Crew Member – flight crews undergo expedited screening at a
designated crew access point
• DoD Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve members with Military ID
numbers entered their airline reservation
Real Time Unpredictability
• Passengers undergo real time assessment by Behavior Detection Officers,
Explosive Detection Canines and may be selected for TSA Pre✓™
TSA Pre™ For Members of the Military
TSA now offers TSA Pre✓™ expedited screening to members of the military at all
participating TSA Pre✓™ airports when they use their Department of Defense
(DoD) ID Number when making flight reservations.
How it works:
• Locate DoD ID (Known Traveler
Number) on the back of
Common Access Card (CAC)
• Ensure the DoD ID (Known
Traveler Number) is in the PNR /
airline reservation.
TSA Pre™ Application Program
The TSA Pre✓™ application program is a DHS Trusted Traveler program that allows preapproved, low-risk travelers the opportunity to apply for expedited screening at participating
U.S. airports without the use of a passport to apply.
How it works:
Available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents - U.S. Passport will not be
Interested applicants will be able to apply online or at application enrollment centers
Interested applicants pay an application fee of $85.00 at their in-person enrollment
The vetting process is expected to take 2-3 weeks at the end of which eligible applicants
will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via the U.S. Mail
The Known Traveler Number is valid for 5 Years
Eligible applicants are more likely to receive the TSA Pre✓™ experience on a more
consistent and frequent basis
TSA Pre✓™ Application Enrollment Centers
Airport Enrollment Center Locations
Indianapolis (IND)
Atlanta (ATL)
LaGuardia (LGA)
Cincinnati (CVG)
Salt Lake City (SLC)
Detroit (DTW)
Dallas (DFW)
Nashville (BNA)
Washington Dulles (IAD)
John F Kennedy (JFK)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Minneapolis (MSP)
Las Vegas (LAS)
Off Airport Enrollment Center Locations
• Over 219 existing off airport and 13 airport TSA Pre✓™ application
enrollment sites currently operating
• For a complete list of off airport sites, please visit:
More airport and off-airport application center locations will be open soon.
Enrollments Near You
Contact Us
DHS Trusted Traveler Programs – Which is right for you?
Likelihood of getting TSA Pre✓™
Passengers with Known Traveler Numbers (KTN) are more likely to be eligible for TSA
Pre✓™ screening
Eligible Airline Frequent Flyers can expect to receive TSA Pre✓™ screening more
often than passengers who have not been invited to participate, but less often than
those who have been assigned a KTN
TSA Initiatives such as Airport Assessments and Standard Pre-Screening activities
help to identify eligible passengers on a flight-by-flight basis
Known Traveler Number (KTN)
Individuals who enroll via the TSA Pre✓™ application process will be assigned a Known
Traveler Number (KTN).
To receive expedited screening in TSA Pre™ lanes travelers may enter their KTN by either:
• Adding the KTN during the flight reservation booking process
• Saving their KTN in their Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, United, US Airways, or
Virgin America frequent flyer account profile
• Providing the KTN to their travel management company for entry into their reservation
Known Traveler Number (KTN)
TSA receives reports of passengers not receiving TSA Pre ™ status as a result of a missing Known
Traveler Number (KTN) in the passenger data sent to Secure Flight.
Passenger Reservation
Secure Flight
Airline System
One cause of a missing KTN is an incorrectly formatted SSR DOCO entry (automated or manual)*.
Best Practices:
Verify Standardized
Verify the automated SSR
created by a user interface are
correctly formatted
Include Quality Assurance
If manual SSR entry is utilized,
add the field to agency quality
*Note: Complete details (Definition, Construction Rules, and Components with the examples for both automated and non-automated
formats) can be found in section 12.2.2 of edition 37 of the A4A/IATA AIRIMP manual
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Social Media
The sentiment of the public about TSA Pre ™ continues to be overwhelmingly positive.
What is the public saying about TSA Pre ™?
Thank you World Travel!
• Providing forums to share information about Risk-Based
Security, including TSA Pre™
• Using platforms to support TSA’s marketing and
communication efforts regarding TSA Pre™
Risk-Based Security