TSA Pre-check

Feb 1st, 2015, 01:38 PM
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TSA Pre-check

On my last two flights on American, I had TSA pre-check printed on my boarding pass. I didn't apply for it, but I read somewhere that airlines can nominate people for pre-check status. So I'm guessing that AA nominated me. I'm not sure why, because I don't fly a lot, but I've been an AAdvantage frequent flyer member for many years, so maybe that's why.

Anyway, does anyone know whether this will last forever, or does it only apply for a few flights, or for a limited time? And will it apply if I fly a different airline?

It's nice not to have to get undressed in the security line, so I hope it lasts!

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Feb 1st, 2015, 02:00 PM
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It's random...some flights I get it and some I don't.
elberko is online now  
Feb 1st, 2015, 02:22 PM
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My experience is just like elberko's.
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Feb 1st, 2015, 02:58 PM
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Most likely it will not be permanent. Right now it's being randomly given on a per flight basis to a few travelers in hopes of getting them to enroll in the "Trusted Traveler" program (which has a cost of $85).

Go here for more info: http://www.dhs.gov/trusted-traveler-programs
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Feb 1st, 2015, 06:54 PM
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I've had it on every flight in the last year+

They've been 1 on JetBlue (my first ever flight w/ them and no 'status' of any sort), about 13 AA flights (member of AAdvantage but just Gold), and 2 Southwest flights (member of Rapid Rewards but haven't flown them in nearly 8 years)

I never enrolled in anything (did get Global Entry in October but that was after the majority of these flights.)
janisj is online now  
Feb 2nd, 2015, 04:31 AM
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Once you enroll in Global entry (which we have done), TSA pre-check is automatic.
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Feb 2nd, 2015, 09:35 AM
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Thank you all.
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Feb 2nd, 2015, 10:06 AM
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Even with Global Entry, no guarantee you'll get pre-check for any particular flight. We are global entry, but from time to time, we will not get pre-check. It is random.
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Feb 2nd, 2015, 02:36 PM
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Kathie, it was my understanding when we enrolled in Global Entry, that it included TSA Pre-Check.
According to the Global entry website, "Global Entry members are eligible for TSA PreCheck benefits."
Not all airlines and not all airports participate.
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Feb 2nd, 2015, 02:46 PM
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I have not enrolled in anything. I get it frequently between BOS-DCA.
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Feb 2nd, 2015, 04:13 PM
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Yes, with GE one is eligible for PreCheck benefits ... but not every time. It's still a lottery although with GE the chances of being granted PC are much higher.

Think about it ... security would be [even more] useless if someone were granted an exemption 100% of the time.
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Feb 3rd, 2015, 06:38 AM
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Yes, Global entry does make one eligible for TSA pre-check, but that doesn't mean you will get it every time. If you enroll in the (paid) TSA pre-check program, you won't be assured of getting pre-check every time either.

It's like NoFly says.
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