AAA to host TSA airport pre-screening event in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — As travelers make plans for future trips, AAA is offering help for those who will be flying to their destination and want to minimize contact at the airport.

Those with travel plans over the next five years can sign up now for the screening program that will offer an expedited process at the airport, minimizing contact and helping to reduce health risks.

To make it easier for travelers to sign up now for the screening program that offers an expedited process at the airport, AAA is holding a TSA Pre✓® event November 16-19 at AAA’s Hamburg location in Lexington at 3008 Atkinson Avenue.

“AAA has assisted thousands of travelers through the country obtain this coveted travel credential since launching this partnership with TSA in 2019,” says Lori Weaver Hawkins, public and government affairs manager, AAA Blue Grass.

The TSA Pre✓® designation will help minimize the number of contacts at the airport as travelers continue to determine their comfort with air travel.

 “TSA Pre✓® is valid for five years,” continues Weaver Hawkins. “While many consumers are still determining the best time to resume travel, obtaining this benefit now will help them prepare for that time when they will return to the skies.”

With TSA Pre✓®, travelers have no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. Today, TSA Pre✓® has more than 450 lanes at 200+ U.S. airports.

The AAA event in Lexington at Hamburg with IdentoGo TSA Pre✓®  agents will allow future travelers to enroll for screening approval with ease.

AAA members and the public must pre-schedule appointments and pre-register to participate.

The IdentoGo mobile van will be stationed in the parking area of the Hamburg AAA Retail location for ease of access for participants.

Enrollment agents are frequently sanitizing their hands and all surfaces of contact within the van and following strict guidelines, including social distancing.

Appointments are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register as soon as possible. Online registration and appointment scheduling must be completed in advance. Proof of identity and U.S. Citizenship is required at appointments. Your name on the documents must match exactly. If they do not, bring an original or certified copy of a court ordered name change document (to include marriage certificates and divorce decrees).

If you have a valid U.S. passport, that is all you need for ID. Applications will be processed onsite.  Follow these steps to pre-enroll:

  1. Click here to access the application page.
  2. Click “Start Application Now,” then click “New Enrollment.”
  3. Fill out steps and choose “Next” at the bottom of each screen.
  4. Type in your location at Zip Code/City/Airport Code box and then search.
  5. Choose the AAA Hamburg location and click “Next.”

Select the desired appointment time (Please be sure to make note of your appointment time; no reminders will be sent out). Mobile IdentoGO agents will process TSA Pre✓® applications onsite.

People will finish the process onsite by providing fingerprints for a background check. The application fee is $85 and can be paid by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.

Children ages 12 and younger may use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with a parent or guardian who has the indicator on their boarding pass. Travelers 13 years of age and older without a TSA Pre✓® boarding pass must go through standard security lanes.

For more event details, visit AAA’s website.

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