tsa: pre✓ and global entry
If you have a Known Traveler Number (KTN) for TSA Pre✓ or Global Entry and want to jump to the front of the security line, keep your shoes on, and generally not be harassed by TSA, please provide your number with your registration.
If you don’t have a KTN and want to jump to the front of the security line, keep your shoes on, and generally not be harassed by TSA, arrange to get a KTN. TSA Pre✓ and Global Entry are both US Government programs. The costs are $85 and $100 for 5 years coverage, respectively. To get all the information on these programs see here.
Be aware, there is an application process that takes time. Do not wait to the last minute to apply.
NOTE: Not all airports participate in the TSA Pre✓or Global Entry programs, or have limited availability (services, gates and/or hours of service) of the benefits of either program. Check with your airport to see what is offered.