From Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31, Westchester County Airport (HPN) will be working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in collaboration with service provider IDEMIA to offer travelers the opportunity to enroll in the TSA PreCheck® expedited security screening program. This special five-day enrollment period will be available daily at Westchester County Airport at 240 Airport Road in White Plains from 9:00am – 12:00pm Noon–Noon and 1:00pm – 5:00pm in the terminal arrivals area near the baggage claim carousel.
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.”
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.
For more information or to apply online and schedule a 10-minute in-person enrollment appointment at Westchester County Airport from March 27 to March 31 visit TSA. While scheduling an advanced appointment is not required to enroll in-person, it is highly suggested to save time and ensure the best results.