TSA to Charge $85 for Trusted Traveler Program


Air travel could get a little easier for travelers approved through the TSA Pre application program.

The program will allow “pre-approved, low-risk travelers the opportunity to apply for expedited screening at participating U.S. airports,” according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Pre-checked passengers will be able to skip the regular TSA line and will not have to remove their shoes or their jackets. Additionally, they will no longer have to take out their laptops every time they go through security.

U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and lawful permanent residents who have not been convicted of certain crimes can apply to the TSA Pre program for $85. Those approved will then receive a Known Traveler Number, which will be valid for five years. The information will be embedded in their boarding passes.

The TSA Pre program will begin accepting applications Wednesday.