New expedited screening program starting at La Crosse Airport

TSA Pre?® program will allow pre-enrolled flyers to expedite screening process

TSA Pre-check operations has started at La Crosse Regional Airport.

TSA Pre-check is an expedited screening program that allows pre-enrolled flyers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag.

“We value the amenities offered to frequent and business passengers and hope that this additional service offering makes flying from La Crosse that much more convenient and enjoyable,” Airport Manager Clinton Torp says.

To apply, U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents may pre-enroll online at and must visit an application center to provide biographic information, be fingerprinted, and provide a U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate or valid immigration documentation, as well as pay an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership.

Once approved, passengers will receive a known traveler number (KTN) and will have the opportunity to use TSA Pre-check lanes at security checkpoints at participating airports and on 11 major airlines.

Information is imbedded in the barcode of the passenger’s boarding pass when he or she is eligible for TSA Pre-check. TSA reads the barcode at the checkpoint and the passenger is referred to a TSA Pre-check lane.

La Crosse is the eighth airport in Wisconsin and one of more than 150 airports in the country with TSA Pre-check.