Posted on 04/24/2019
As a full service travel agency in Baton Rouge, Louisiana we often get asked whether there’s a quick way through airport TSA lines. The short answer is, yes.
And here’s the long answer:
- Become a TSA PreCheck member. I haven’t decided yet if this is just a way for the government to make money or not but either way it’s a quick way through the TSA lines.How fast you say? Well, according to the Transportation Security Administration website, pretty fast because with a 5 year, $85 membership, you don’t need to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. They’ve already checked your background to ensure that you’re not a security risk.
- Once you’re in the system, you’ll be notified when to renew. Because they already have your picture on file, you won’t have to do that step again. You’ll simply go online, pay the $85 renewal fee and you’re good to go for another 5 years.
- Are there disqualifying factors for you to renew the TSA PreCheck membership online? You betcha. For example, if the fingerprints provided during your initial enrollment is now deemed low quality or if you have a name change, then you’ll need to update everything in person.
- There is another program besides the TSA PreCheck membership that may interest you if you’re traveling internationally. It’s called the Global Entry Program. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency website, this program allows “expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports.”
As your travel agent in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we can help you navigate through the documents you’ll need to fly or drive internationally. We’re also here, of course, to plan the best international or domestic vacation for your family, group or destination wedding. Why not give us a call, or better yet, come in to see us? We’re ready to make your travel dreams a reality..and help you with the paperwork to make it all legal, of course.