American Airlines offers the Known Traveler Number (KTN) to eligible customers who have been conditionally approved for expedited screening through the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre✓® program or the Global Entry program. If you’re not already a member of either program, you can easily apply for one online.
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Introduction: what is a known traveler number, and why would you want to add one to your American Airlines account?
The Known Traveler Number (KTN) is a number issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to low-risk travelers. It allows TSA PreCheck-eligible travelers to enjoy expedited security screening at airports.
If you often travel through US airports, having a KTN can save you a lot of time and hassle. Adding your KTN to your American Airlines account ensures that your information is stored in one place and that you will be able to take advantage of TSA PreCheck every time you fly with American Airlines.
Adding your KTN to your American Airlines account is quick and easy. Simply log in to your account on the American Airlines website, click on the “Profile” tab, and then select “Known Traveler Number.” Enter your KTN in the space provided, and you’re all set!
How to add your known traveler number to your American Airlines account
If you’re a U.S. citizen or a resident alien with a valid passport, you can apply for a known traveler number (KTN) from the Department of Homeland Security’s Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP). Once you have your KTN, you can add it to your American Airlines profile so that it will be automatically included when you book travel.
The benefits of having a known traveler number
Having a known traveler number (KTN) has many benefits. KTN is a number assigned to you by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) after you have completed the background check and screening process. This number is linked to your biographic information and allows TSA PreCheck-eligible passengers to receive expedited security screening at participating U.S. airports.
There are many benefits of having a KTN, such as:
-You will not need to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids, belts, or light jackets
-You will not need to take out your boarding pass
-You will be able to keep your phone and wallet in your bag
If you are an American Airlines customer, you can easily add your KTN to your profile online. Simply log in to your account, click on the “Profile” tab, and then select “Known Traveler Number.” From there, you will be able to enter your KTN and save the changes to your profile.
If you do not have a KTN yet but would like to apply for one, you can do so through the TSA website.
Tips for using your known traveler number
When you make a reservation with American Airlines, you can add your known traveler number (KTN) to your reservation so that we can match your information with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s travel screening program. You can add your KTN to your reservation in one of two ways:
If you have an AA.com account, log in and go to Profile > Travelers & Preferences > Known Traveler Number. Then, enter your KTN in the field provided and click update.
If you don’t have an AA.com account or are unable to log in, please call American Airlines at 1-800-433-7300 and a customer service agent will be glad to assist you.
FAQs about known traveler numbers
You can add your known traveler number to your American Airlines profile online or when you check in at the airport. Adding your known traveler number to your profile will ensure that it is included on all future bookings. If you are checking in at the airport, you will need to present your proof of citizenship or residency, as well as your known traveler number, in order to receive the expedited screening benefits.
How to use your known traveler number when booking travel
If you’re a frequent flyer with American Airlines, you may be wondering how to use your known traveler number when booking travel. Fortunately, it’s a simple process.
When you book your flight, you’ll need to provide your known traveler number. You can find this number on your American Airlines account page. Once you have it, just enter it in the appropriate field when prompted.
If you’re not an American Airlines customer, don’t worry – you can still use your known traveler number when booking travel with most major airlines. Just look for the field labeled “known traveler number” or “KTN” when entering your personal information.
The advantages of using a known traveler number
If you frequently travel by air, you may have heard of the Known Traveler Number (KTN). This is a unique identification number that is assigned to travelers who have been pre-screened by the U.S. government and determined to be low-risk. Having a KTN can save you time and hassle at the airport, since you will be able to use the expedited security lines.
Adding your KTN to your American Airlines reservation is easy to do online. Simply log in to your account, go to the “Profile” section, and then select “Update Known Traveler Number.” You will need to provide your full name, date of birth, and KTN in order to add it to your reservation.
If you do not yet have a KTN, you can apply for one through the Department of Homeland Security’s trusted traveler program. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident and meet certain other requirements. Once you have been approved for the program, you will be issued a KTN which will be valid for five years.
How to get the most out of your known traveler number
If you are a frequent traveler, you may be familiar with the term “known traveler number” or KTN. This is a special identification number that is used by the US government to streamline the screening process for low-risk travelers. Having a known traveler number can save you time and hassle at the airport, and it’s easy to get one. Read on for more information about known traveler numbers and how to add yours to your American Airlines account.
What is a known traveler number?
A known traveler number is an identification number that is assigned to travelers who have undergone background checks by the US government. These checks are typically done as part of the application process for programs like Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI. Having a known traveler number indicates to security officials that you are a low-risk traveler and that you can be screened more quickly and efficiently.
How do I add my known traveler number to my American Airlines account?
Adding your known traveler number to your American Airlines account is easy! Just log in to your account online and go to the “Profile” section. From there, click on the “Known Traveler Number” link and follow the instructions to add your KTN. Once you’ve added your KTN, it will be automatically populated on your reservation when you book travel with American Airlines.
Do I need a different known traveler number for every airline?
No – your known traveler number can be used with any airline. However, we recommend adding it to each airline account that you have so that it’s readily available when you book travel.
Troubleshooting known traveler numbers
If you are having trouble adding or using your known traveler number on American Airlines, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue.
First, make sure that you have entered the correct number. The known traveler number is a nine-digit alphanumeric code, and it should be entered in the proper field when booking your flight.
If you have confirmed that you are entering the correct number, but it is still not working, try calling American Airlines customer service. They will be able to help you troubleshoot the issue and resolve it so that you can use your known traveler number when booking future flights.
Conclusion: why adding a known traveler number to your American Airlines account is a good idea
There are many benefits to add a known traveler number to your American Airlines account, including being able to use the TSA PreCheck line at security checkpoints and having your checked baggage registered in advance. Adding your known traveler number is quick and easy, and can save you time and stress at the airport.