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TSA Pre✓™

TSA Pre✓™ is a pre-screening initiative that makes risk assessments on passengers who voluntarily participate prior to their arrival at the airport checkpoint.

Who is eligible for TSA Pre✓™?
Passengers who are eligible for TSA Pre™ include: 


  • U.S. citizens of frequent flyer programs who meet TSA-mandated criteria and who have been invited by a participating airline
  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national or Lawful Permanent Residents who are members of the TSA Pre™ Application Program
  • U.S. citizens who are members of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler program, such as Global Entry, SENTRI, and NEXUS and Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS
  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces


What are the benefits?
Eligible participants use dedicated TSA Pre✓™ lanes at participating airports for screening benefits which could include no longer removing the following items:
• Shoes
• 3-1-1 compliant bag from carry-on
• Laptop from bag
• Light outerwear/jacket
• Belt



Where are the TSA Pre✓™ lanes located at BNA?
The two outside lanes of each entrance to the security checkpoint are now designated as TSA Pre✓™ lanes for a total of four TSA Pre✓™ lanes.



Is there a TSA Pre✓™ Enrollment Center at BNA?

Yes. The center is located on the Ground Transportation Level, next to the Dollar rental car counter. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to noon and closed Sunday. 

The TSA Pre✓™ application process allows U.S. citizens to go through a pre-enrollment process 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 enrollment center in-person to verify their identity and citizenship/immigration status as well as to provide fingerprints and pay the $85 enrollment fee. Once approved for TSA Pre✓™, enrollment is valid for five years.


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Two New TSA Programs to Expedite Screening at BNA
TSA recently introduced two new programs to help expedite the screening process at BNA: Managed Inclusion and Secure Flight.


What is Managed Inclusion?
This concept enables TSA to modify standard security lanes to identify passengers for expedited screening through TSA Pre✓™.  which improves security, efficiency and the passenger experience.


How does Managed Inclusion work?
After the initial risk assessment by TSA Behavior Detection Officers as passengers move through the standard security checkpoint area, a TSA officer will verify the traveler’s boarding pass and identification while the passenger steps onto an electronic mat with directional arrows. The passengers will be randomly designated to experience standard or expedited screening through TSA Pre✓™.  This initiative will operate at designated checkpoints at different times, depending on passenger volume and other variables.


What is Secure Flight?
Through a system of random aggregated risk assessment factors when booking an airline ticket, passengers could be selected to participate in expedited screening through TSA Pre✓™.  Once checked in with their airline, passengers may notice that they have been selected to participate in TSA Pre✓™ for this particular flight as it will be indicated on their boarding pass. No individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.  Be sure to check your boarding pass before entering the security check point to see if you’ve been selected to participate in TSA Pre✓™ for that particular flight.

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