Viva Air joins TSA PreCheck

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WASHINGTON, USA – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Thursday the expansion of its TSA PreCheck® expedited screening program with the addition of Viva Air. The airline is based in Colombia and currently serves Orlando International Airport and Miami International Airport.

TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program for low-risk travelers at more than 200 U.S. airports. Travel with ease by enrolling in TSA PreCheck and avoid removing shoes, belts, liquids, laptops and light jackets. In January, 97 percent of all TSA PreCheck members waited less than five minutes.

TSA PreCheck is available for eligible passengers when departing from Nassau, The Bahamas and US airports, including when connecting on domestic flights after returning to the United States. Travelers who are US citizens, US nationals and US lawful permanent residents can apply for TSA PreCheck for a cost of $85 for a five-year membership. Existing members may renew up to six months before their membership expires. Renewal may be completed online for $70 for an additional five years.

When new applicants are approved, they receive a unique “Known Traveler Number” (KTN). When added to an airline reservation, this makes them eligible to use TSA PreCheck lanes at security checkpoints at airports nationwide. Most new applicants receive a KTN within three to five days.

Passengers who are members of other DHS Trusted Traveler Programs – Global EntryNEXUS and SENTRI –  may be eligible for TSA PreCheck screening. To find the program that best suits your travel needs, use the Department of Homeland Security trusted traveler comparison toolU.S. Armed Forces civilian and active duty service members, including Reservists, and members of the National Guard may use their CAC ID as a KTN when making reservations to enjoy TSA PreCheck screening.

Enrolled airline passengers should look for the TSA PreCheck indicator (such as TSAPRECHK, TSA PRE, or TSA Pre✓®) on their boarding pass to know if they are eligible for TSA PreCheck screening before their flight.

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