Need to complete your TSA Precheck application? Pop-up site near LAX opens for five days

The Transportation Security Administration's Precheck expedited security line at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this year.
(Associated Press)

The Transportation Security Administration will tell you: If you want a better security check experience at the airport, join the agency’s Precheck program. Starting Tuesday, a pop-up office at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott hotel will help process folks who enroll in the program that’s designed to get you through security lines more quickly.

Th enrollment center will be open for five days — from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. (Saturday is the last day it will be open.)

But you can’t walk in and expect to get an appointment. To get started, fill out an online application and schedule an appointment at the hotel at 5855 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles. It costs $85 to join Precheck.

The temporary center will allow folks to book more than 1,000 appointments during its short run, according to a release from IdentoGO, a company contracted by TSA to process Precheck applicants.


Of course, you can always set up appointments at offices in Terminals 1 and 6 at Los Angeles International Airport and at other locations around Southern California. To find a processing center near you, go to the TSA’s Find an Enrollment Center website and enter your ZIP Code.

The Precheck program allows air travelers going through security checkpoints to leave their belts and shoes on, and leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags.

Temporary centers are opening around the country to keep up with demand, according to the IdentoGO statement.



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