Omaha Eppley Airfield to host temporary TSA Pre-Check centre

12 September 2019 (Last Updated September 12th, 2019 12:48)

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is set to open a temporary TSA Pre-Check application centre at Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA).

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is set to open a temporary TSA Pre-Check application centre at Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA).

The application centre will be located in the Conference Centre within the terminal at Eppley Airfield. TSA said that passengers will not need airline tickets to access the centre.

Travellers can pre-enrol online and book an appointment to complete the application process at the airport conference centre. OMA also accepts walk-ins on a space-available basis.

Travellers who are enrolled in the TSA Pre-Check application or another trusted traveller programme such as Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS are allowed to keep on their shoes, belts and jackets when being processing through an airport security checkpoint.

They are requested to leave their laptops and liquid 3-1-1 bags inside their carry-on when accessing the airport security checkpoint.

Passengers can opt for the most suitable travel need, using the DHS trusted traveller comparison tool.

The application fee of $85 covers a five-year membership. It is mandatory to pay the fee at the application centre using credit card, money order, company check or certified / cashier’s check.

All enrolled applicants are required to bring documentation proving their identity and citizenship or status of legal residency.

The required documents are listed on the DHS trusted traveller comparison tool site. Fingerprints are collected as part of a background check.

TSA mentioned in a press statement: “Successful applicants will receive a known traveller number (KTN), which they can access online in about a week. Passengers should enter the KTN when booking airline reservations online via a participating airline website, via phone call to the airline reservation centre or with the travel management company making reservations.”

In February 2016, the TSA implemented a new application site for the TSA Pre-Check application programme at San Diego International Airport (SAN) in California.

In the same year, TSA announced plans to host a temporary TSA Pre-Check application programme at Portland International Airport (PDX), Oregon.