Sign up for air travel pre-screening program next week in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — After nearly a year of COVID-19, and the recent string of cold and snow, AAA is assisting travelers planning a much-anticipated getaway.

Due to heavy demand last year, a March TSA Pre✓® event has been scheduled in Lexington. Registration is available now for the screening program that offers an expedited process at the airport, minimizing contact and reducing potential health risks as the pandemic continues.

To make it easier for travelers to sign up now for the screening program that offers an expedited process at the airport, AAA is hosting a TSA Pre✓® event On March 1-5, at AAA’s Palomar retail office, located at 3710 Palomar Centre Drive, Lexington.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 1-4, and from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on March 5.

“AAA has helped thousands of travelers throughout the country obtain this coveted travel credential since launching the TSA Pre✓® events in 2019,” said Lori Weaver Hawkins, public and government affairs manager, AAA Blue Grass. “For those looking ahead to future air travel, we can help make that experience a bit easier.”

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.

AAA events with IdentoGo TSA Pre✓®  agents will allow future travelers to enroll for screening approval with ease. AAA members and the general public can schedule appointments and pre-register online to participate.

The IdentoGo mobile van will be stationed in the parking area of the AAA Retail location at Palomar, 3710 Palomar Centre Drive, 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-served basis, so register as soon as possible. Online registration and appointment scheduling should be completed in advance.

Proof of identity and U.S. citizenship is required at all appointments.

Your name on the documents must match exactly with your proof of identity. If they do not, bring an original or certified copy of a court ordered name change document (such as a marriage certificate or divorce decree).

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 Palomar location and click “Next.”

Select your 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.

You will finish the process onsite by providing your 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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