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TSA Pre✓ Now Available at Houston Airports
Pre✓ available at both Intercontinental and Hobby Airports
TSA Pre✓, a passenger screening program operated through a partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. air carriers, is now available to passengers departing from four of the five terminal facilities (A, B, C, and E) located at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) as well as those passengers utilizing the security checkpoint located at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).
TSA representatives have recently been expanding the reach of the popular program, and Houston has been at the center of that expansion effort. The Pre✓ option was recently expanded to include several new locations at IAH and was made available to passengers for the first time at HOU.
TSA Pre✓ gives pre-approved airline passengers expedited screening through security checkpoints. Travelers are allowed to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes.
The program is open to passengers who are invited by the respective airlines to participate by opting-in. Additionally, U.S. citizens who are members of CBPs Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI, and NEXUS are eligible to participate by providing their membership IDs at the time of flight booking.
Recently, the TSA opened an application process that allows U.S. citizens to pre-enroll online and visit an application center to provide biographic information (e.g. name, date of birth, address, etc.), fingerprints, payment and valid required identity and citizenship/immigration documentation. All TSA Pre✓ program applicants must visit an application center in-person to verify their identity and citizenship/immigration status as well as to provide fingerprints. Representatives with the TSA are working closely with the Houston Airport System to establish a TSA Pre✓ enrollment center at IAH.
Hours of operation (all times are CST):
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Terminal A North: TSA ✓ Passengers Expedited All Day
Terminal A South: 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Expedited All Day
Terminal B: 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Expedited All Day
Terminal C North: 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Expedited All Day
Terminal C South: 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Terminal E: 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Terminal E/FIS: Expedited All Day
Expedited screening is available at IAH security checkpoints for travelers who are members of the Department of Defense, Adults 75 and older, Children 12 and under, and for those who have been identified as TSA Pre✓ with the logo on their boarding pass. In the absence of the TSA ✓ lane at a checkpoint, TSA ✓ travelers will be expedited.
William P. Hobby Airport
4:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.