IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho Falls Regional Airport is allowing travelers to skip the line with the TSA's expedited screening program.
The program enables low-risk travelers to have a hassle-free experience at the airport security checkpoint.
“We are excited to partner in this event to allow east Idaho travelers to come down to the airport and enroll in this program,” IDA Airport Director Rick Cloutier said. “Enrolling in TSA PreCheck makes flying much more convenient and really cuts down on the times you must wait in line at security. Especially for people who fly frequently, or fly with family, this is a big time saver and well worth the money.”
As east Idaho grows, so do the crowds at the airport. With the PreCheck, those who enroll will not have to remove things such as shoes, light outerwear or belts when going through TSA screening.
Travelers can also avoid security screenings at more than 200 airports around the nation.
"With the growth of the airport. We're seeing increased numbers for sure, and it just helps you get through those lines quicker," Airport Safety and Security Coordinator Grant Kendall said. "But it also helps you with the other airports that you're connecting to worldwide. You know, if you're going to Dallas or sSeattle, you're able to use TSA PreCheck to be able to get through those lines quicker to get to your flight as well."
All you need is a current US Passport or a driver’s license and a certified copy of a birth certificate to start the enrollment process. The entire process costs $78.
“If you fly frequently, have a vacation coming up, or just plain don’t like the hassle of a security line, you can’t beat enrolling in TSA PreCheck,” Cloutier said. “The $78 is a small price when you consider the time you will save when going through expedited security lines across the country. We appreciate TSA and IDEMIA’s partnership in providing this service to our community.
Enroll online at https://tsaenrollmentbyidemia.tsa.dhs.gov/. For questions or other information contact IDA administration at 208-612-8221.