TSA Pre-Check sign-up is back by popular demand at Erie International Airport

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If you travel by air, going through TSA Security Check every time you fly can be a hassle. Due to popular demand, the Erie International Airport is offering TSA Pre-Check Service again, but only for a limited time.

The TSA is responsible for screening passengers boarding flights at most of the nation’s airports, but this process can become redundant causing headaches for people who fly often.

To help speed up the process for those frequent flyers, the TSA Pre-Check Program was developed.

Derek Martin, Executive Director of the Erie International Airport says, “The airport… has sold out of the process but they are taking walk-ins.  So, if people are interested in that this week, they just need their passport and other identification and that process can take place here at the airport.”

Tammy Pescatelli is a nationally-renowned comic who tours the country doing stand-up.  She says she’s glad to pay the $85 to make her travels smoother for the next five years. 

“I travel for a living so it’s really going to expedite the process for me.  I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner.”

Some people such as Pescatelli who travel for work say the TSA Pre-check will save them countless hours.

“It took four minutes, basically, because they’re so good and efficient at what they do.  They double check all your documents, simple, do some fingerprints and it’s going to save me hours and hours of time in my life.”

ERI does not have a TSA Pre-Check Lane, but at bigger airports, it will save you from waiting in those notoriously long screening lines. 

The airport is accepting walk-ins during regular business hours through Friday, April 12th.

As Martin said, all you need is your ID or driver’s license, birth certificate, and passport if you have one.

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