I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Washington, D.C. is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And it’s also one of the most secure cities, thanks to all those TSA agents and police officers who keep us safe from terrorists and liars at every turn. But there are still ways for you to get through airport security faster so that you can get out of here and enjoy what our city has to offer!
How to enroll in TSA PreCheck in Washington, D.C.
The best way to get TSA PreCheck in Washington, D.C., is by enrolling in the program online. Simply go to the TSA website and click on “enroll now.” Then fill out the form and print your confirmation page, which will look like this:
Once you’ve printed your confirmation page, bring it with you when traveling through airport security in Washington, D.C., as proof of enrollment—but don’t forget about your boarding pass! You’ll need that too. As soon as a TSA officer sees that you’re enrolled in PreCheck (and has seen the barcode on your phone), he or she will direct you toward one of those special lanes where they don’t have to pat down every person who walks through them.
How much does TSA PreCheck cost?
TSA PreCheck is free to enroll, but if you want to use it, it will cost $85 for a five-year membership or $100 for a one-year membership. If you’re thinking about paying for the service, consider these points:
- Is your time worth more than the cost of TSA PreCheck?
- Do you have bad knees and need to move quickly through airport security?
- Are you less likely to be selected for random screenings if they know who you are (and what kind of passenger they can expect from you)?
You can get through security faster.
- You don’t have to take off your shoes and belt, or remove your laptop from its bag.
- You can keep all of your liquids in their containers.
- You don’t get patted down by a TSA agent.
We hope you’ve learned a lot about the TSA PreCheck program and how to enroll in Washington, D.C. It’s an exciting time for travelers who want to get through security faster, but it still requires some work on their part. If you don’t qualify for PreCheck but still want an expedited security experience, consider Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® if eligible. And remember: if you ever want to get out of the airport quickly, just ask us! We can help make your travel stress-free with our premium services like private transportation and concierge assistance.