TSA PreCheck

 

TSA PreCheck® now available for BahamasAir passengers

TSA PreCheck® is designed to help travelers experience a smoother security screening process when traveling to and from The Bahamas. TSA PreCheck® passengers use dedicated security lanes where they do not need to remove shoes, belts, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, or light jackets.

Benefits of TSA PreCheck®

  • Get through security lanes quickly – children 17 and under can join you. Click HERE for more information.
  • Keep your shoes, belts, and light jackets on
  • Leave laptops in your bag
  • 3-1-1 liquids remain in your bag

Trusted Traveler Programs

TSA suggests that travelers who make at least three roundtrips per year may want to consider enrolling in a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trusted Traveler program, such as TSA PreCheck®. Depending on where you travel, you can also consider Global Entry®, NEXUS, or SENTRI for expedited security screening. Memberships are valid for 5 years. Learn more about applying for a DHS Trusted Traveler Program.

 

Enroll in TSA PreCheck or another DHS Trusted Traveler Program

In addition to applying for TSA PreCheck®, which is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. lawful permanent residents, you can also consider applying for Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI. These programs are recommended for frequent international travelers and include TSA PreCheck®. Approved travelers are given a PASS ID number to use as their KTN. Global Entry is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents, and citizens of certain other countries. The Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI cards are REAL ID-compliant and can be used as identification at U.S. security checkpoints.

U.S. citizens who make an occasional international trip may use the free Mobile Passport Control App to speed up their entry into the U.S

After DHS approves your application, you’ll receive a KTN/PASS ID number. To use your TSA PreCheck® benefits, there are several ways to add your KTN/PASS ID/DoD ID number to your Bahamasair reservations:

Other Eligible TSA PreCheck Travelers

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves, and National Guard, can use their 10-digit DoD ID number as their KTN.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) and Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) holders can obtain TSA PreCheck® expedited screening by entering the identification numbers printed on their TWIC® card or state-issued commercial driver’s license (CDL) during the airline reservation process. Active TWIC® cardholders enter their TWIC® credential identification number (CIN) in the known traveler number (KTN) field of their airline reservation. The CIN is printed on the back of each TWIC® card in the lower left-hand corner. Active HME holders enter the two-letter state abbreviation and CDL identification number from their state-issued CDL in the appropriate KTN field. (For example: NY12345678.)

To update an existing reservation visit www.Bahamasair.com:

During web check-in:

  • Click on “Online Check-In”
  • Enter your Confirmation number and Surname
  • Enter your KTN number in the field “TSA PreCheck/Known Traveller #”

Via the Bahamasair Reservations Call Center:

Ask the agent to add your KTN number to your existing, or new, reservation

At any Bahamasair check-in counter

  • Ask your check-in agent to add your KTN number to your reservation

At any Bahamasair Kiosk 

  • Add your KTN to the provided field during check-in

Helpful tips

  1. Book your flights using the name, date of birth, and gender listed on the government-issued ID you used to apply for TSA PreCheck®. Otherwise, you may not receive expedited screening.
  2. Memberships are valid for 5 years. Be sure to renew early to keep your TSA PreCheck® eligibility.
  3. A “TSA PreCheck®” logo must be on your boarding pass near your name for you to use TSA PreCheck Presenting a Trusted Traveler card, TSA approval letter or other documentation alone will not grant access to the TSA PreCheck lane.

Visit the TSA website for more details, including enrollment instructions, a list of participating airports, and checkpoint schedules. Not all U.S. airports offer TSA PreCheck®. If you’re having issues with your TSA PreCheck® benefits, please contact TSA Customer Service for help.

TSA uses unpredictable security measures throughout the airport. Some you may see; others you may not notice. All travelers will be screened and expedited screening isn’t guaranteed.

Finding your KTN/PASS ID/DoD number

If you’re enrolled in TSA PreCheck®, please visit tsa.gov/precheck to find your KTN or refer to your notification letter.

If you’re enrolled in Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI, you should visit the Trusted Traveler Programs website to find your PASS ID. Your PASS ID is your KTN. You can also check the back of your card in the upper-left corner. Here’s an example:

 

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