TSA pre-check, what a joke!

Jul 26th, 2014, 06:26 AM
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TSA pre-check, what a joke!

Just came through LaGuardia. I'm always TSA pre-check. The lines for pre-check have gotten so long since they started selling it for $85 that the standard line is always shorter. I counted six agents standing around yakking with each other while only one agent checked ID. That person was checking ID for the pre-check line and another line.

Now that half the traveling population has been selected TSA pre-check the random scans have increased 10 fold. On my outbound flight every other person in the pre-check line was pulled aside for a hand scan.

Ironically, TSA has just increased their fees.
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Jul 27th, 2014, 04:50 AM
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The government will never do anything perfectly. Pre-check is implemented differently at different facilities. Some require my laptop to come out and most don't.

As a person that carries a lot of electronics that I hate to drag out, I am always glad to go through pre-chck. When I re-entered at DFW from Japan yesterday, I walked down to a different security gate to walk straight through with priority pre-check. The only problems are the newbies standing there with their stuff in their hands to carry though the metal detector!
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Jul 29th, 2014, 04:56 AM
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"The government will never do anything perfectly."

Was that grand understatement meant to be as funny as it was?

Recently flying home from Ft. Myers, I was tagged for pre-check, so as we got to the TSA, I was directed one way and Peter the other. It wasn't very busy at that time, but I noted there was literally NO line at the regular direction, while there was a sizeable line at the pre-check side. Sure enough, Peter got through and waited about 10 minutes for me at the other side.
Oh well, at least I didn't have to take off my shoes or take out my liquids.
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Jul 31st, 2014, 09:07 AM
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The terminal at LGA we left from didn't have a Pre-check line even though I been assigned to it.
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Aug 13th, 2014, 03:45 PM
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Pre-check is implemented differently at different airports. At my provential home airport, even when I go though precheck, I have to remove the laptop, tablet, etc. When I questioned the advantage, the guard snapped, "You can keep on your shoes!"
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Aug 14th, 2014, 06:53 AM
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I survey the lines... if precheck is longer then the normal line I don't use it.

I also NEVER use elite lines. (How does someone fly 100,000 plus miles a year on Delta and fail to understand the meaning of "empty your pockets", yes they meant YOU and yes they meant ALL pockets. LOL!)
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Aug 14th, 2014, 07:03 AM
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"I survey the lines... if precheck is longer then the normal line I don't use it."

Sounds good, but when I saw the regular line was shorter, after the guy checked my ID and sent me towards the "precheck" line, I tried to go to the other line. But I got barked at firmly "I said you go to THAT line". I chose not to argue. Call me a wimp.
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Aug 14th, 2014, 02:44 PM
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Not at all, NeoPatrick. These peeps take what they say very seriously.
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