User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


49° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Now In Sioux Falls

June 25, 2014, 10:10 PM by Angela Kennecke

TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Now In Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

If you fly at all, you know the drill: Get your boarding pass and then wait in the security checkpoint line. 
But a new TSA program to make that line faster and smoother for passengers has now landed in Sioux Falls.

Brian Kern of Madison flies out of the Sioux Falls airport three to five times a month for business. Kern says the worst part of his trip is going through the TSA security line.

"It's a nightmare," Kern said. 

Kern says he'd like to use this new TSA Pre-check line at the airport and starting today he can, if he enrolls in the program.

"In a big airport you can cut out wait time and move to the front of the line to me it would be absolutely worth it, because I travel a fair amount," Kern said.

Passengers start the enrollment process online, but then must schedule an appointment here at the office on West Russell Street to provide valid government identification and get fingerprinted. It costs $85 to be enrolled for a five-year period. 

"We are doing a criminal history check to see if you have any disqualifying crimes that may make you something other than a low-risk traveler, and so that fee does cover that," TSA Spokesperson Lorie Dankers said. 

People approved by the TSA Pre-check will be issued a trusted traveler number. You'll have to enter that number when you buy your airline ticket and it will show up on your boarding pass.

Passengers are then allowed to leave on shoes, light jackets and belts. They can keep a laptop in its case and liquids and gels in a carry-on bag. The program is now in effect in 118 airports. The goal is to get passengers through the line in half the time.

John Mollison is the first passenger to sign up at the new enrollment center in Sioux Falls. Mollison flies about seven times a year on business; often internationally. 

"This will save me maybe half the time; but I don't have to take off my shoes," Mollison said.

And the TSA says keeping their shoes on is the number one thing passengers want. 

There is also a TSA Pre-check lane at the Rapid City airport.

Required documentation for TSA Pre-check Program

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Pierre Woman Wins On In-Flight Game Show

10/17/2014 12:10 PM

A South Dakotan is a winner on the Allegiant Airlines' first in-flight game show called "The Game Plane."  The reality show is film...

Full Story
Minimum Wage In South Dakota

10/13/2014 6:12 PM

An initiated measure on the South Dakota ballot this November proposes to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $8.50.  Suppo...

Full Story | Watch
Pop-Up Holiday Shop Coming to Downtown Sioux Falls

10/15/2014 11:45 AM

Unglued: Christmas Market, will open in the space formerly occupied by the Book Shop in the Carpenter Building on Phillips Avenue from Nov. 20 through...

Full Story
Ebola Scams Surface

10/17/2014 2:15 PM

It was only a matter of time before scammers started capitalizing on the Ebola scare.  The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a va...

Full Story
Lumber Hunt

10/16/2014 10:05 PM

Connor Burtis is holding a treasure hunt with the ultimate prize: A handcrafted piece of furniture.

Full Story | Watch


Events