HAMILTON, NJ (July 14, 2021) — As travel numbers increase, TSA checkpoint lines get longer and airline seats fill up; appointments are also booking up at local pop-up events where travelers can enroll in TSA Pre✓® to help them navigate airport security faster and with ease.
Climbing travel numbers are spurring the increased demand. Since March 11th of this year, TSA has scanned more than one million passengers a day at Security Checkpoints across the nation, reaching more than two million passengers on June 11th, or about 70% of what the TSA saw in June of 2019 pre-pandemic, for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020.
“As travel numbers continue to increase due to pent up demand, missed trips and confidence from the vaccine roll out, AAA has experienced a parallel surge in the popularity of local pop-up TSA Pre✓® enrollment events,” said Tracy Noble, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Many travelers are ready and willing to travel again. Enrolling in TSA Pre✓® allows them to be processed through airport security faster and more smoothly.”
Recent and widely reported TSA staffing shortages across the country are also resulting in long wait times at some airport TSA check points. Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Pre✓® can not only get through checkpoints faster, but will also help with the overall speed and flow for others. The shorter amount of time each person spends navigating the checkpoint, the more efficient the process can be for everyone.
TSA Pre✓® offers lower contact, expedited processing through airport security to minimize health risks. With TSA Pre✓®, travelers have no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. Today, TSA Pre✓® has more than 450 lanes at 200+ U.S. airports including Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFL), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), TSA Pre✓® is valid for five years.
“AAA has helped thousands of travelers throughout the country obtain this coveted travel credential since launching this partnership with TSA in 2019,” said Noble. “Travelers looking toward future air travel can take steps now to reduce the number of contacts at the airport.”
AAA events with IdentoGo TSA Pre✓® agents will allow travelers to enroll for screening approval with ease. AAA members and the general public must pre-schedule appointments and pre-register to participate at these locations:
- AAA Hamilton Car Care Insurance Travel Center, 1260 NJ-33, Hamilton Township, NJ 08690
- Monday, August 9th – Thursday, August 12nd, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Appointments STILL AVAILABLE
- AAA Mount Laurel Car Care Insurance Travel Center, 4010 Dearborn Circle, Mount Laurel Township, NJ 08054
- Monday, August 16th – Thursday, August 19th, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday, August 20th, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Appointments STILL AVAILABLE
The IdentoGo mobile van will be stationed in the parking area of the AAA Retail location for ease of access for participants. Enrollment agents are frequently sanitizing their hands and all surfaces of contact within the van and following strict guidelines, including social distancing.
Appointments are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register as soon as possible. Online registration and appointment scheduling should be completed in advance. Proof of identity and U.S. Citizenship is required at all appointments. Your name on the documents must match exactly with your proof of identity. If they do not, bring an original or certified copy of a court ordered name change document (to include marriage certificates and divorce decrees).
If you have a valid U.S. passport, that is all you need for ID. Applications will be processed onsite. Follow these steps to pre-enroll:
- Click here to access the application page.
- Click “Start Application Now,” then click “New Enrollment.”
- Fill out steps and choose “Next” at the bottom of each screen.
- Type in your location at Zip Code/City/Airport Code box and then search.
- Choose the AAA Warrington or Langhorne locations and click “Next.”
Select your desired appointment time (Please be sure to make note of your appointment time; no reminders will be sent out). Mobile IdentoGO agents will process TSA Pre✓® applications onsite.
You will finish the process onsite by providing your fingerprints for a background check. The application fee is $85 and can be paid by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier's check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.
Children ages 12 and younger may use the TSA Pre✓® lane when traveling with a parent or guardian who has the indicator on their boarding pass. Travelers 13 years of age and older without a TSA Pre✓® boarding pass must go through standard security lanes. For more event details, visit AAA's website.