The Transportation Security Administration is hosting a “Pop-up PreCheck” enrollment opportunity at McGhee Tyson Airport.

The TSA announced in-person appointments will be available from Sept. 23 through Oct. 4 (Monday-Friday only) from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Appointments will take place on the second level of the airport terminal building.

This service is only available at the airport during the dates and times listed. People can always sign up for PreCheck at the new permanent location at 9080 Barbee Lane in Knoxville off Ebenezer Road.

According to the TSA website, PreCheck saves airline passengers time and stress. With a five-year, $85 membership commercial air travelers can speed through security without having to remove their shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets.

In July, 93% of TSA PreCheck passengers waited less than five minutes to clear the security checkpoint, according to the agency.

To submit an application online and schedule an appointment go to The in-person appointment includes a background check and fingerprinting.

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