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I am trying to use my KTN to book a ticket but the agent

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I am trying to use my KTN to book a ticket but the agent says I need to have the number 98 in front of the KTN.
What should I do?
Kathleen Keogh Spicer
KTN TT114VQ4v (###) ###-####
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TSA
Expert:  TSA*Expert replied 1 year ago.

Hi Kathleen,

Is your KTN related to your TSA Precheck or a GOES (used for international travel) card? The GOES card (issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) trusted traveler program) provides you with a "PASSID" which is the same as your KTN. This generally begins with "98".

You can verify this information by logging into GOES. Choose the “Change Profile”option to verify first/middle/last name/date of birth and PASSID, which is your KTN. Your trusted traveler card will not grant you access to TSA Pre✓®, but your TSA Pre✓® must be printed on your boarding pass in order to receive expedited screening benefits.

Check this out and please let me know what happens and if it helped.

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