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Sep 4th, 2013, 02:18 PM
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TSA's quicker Pre-Check coming to 60 more airports

"The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its Pre-check speedier screening program to 60 more airports, in addition to 40 where it was already available."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel...ports/2763495/
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Sep 11th, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Pre-check is great. IMO, it is reason enough to join Global Entry.

One thing to note is that neither JetBlue nor Southwest currently participate in pre-check, so you won't be able to use it if flying either carrier at this time. JetBlue I believe has said they will be on board by the end of the year. I don't know about Southwest.
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Sep 24th, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Pre-check and Global Entry are same program?
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Sep 24th, 2013, 03:26 PM
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Pre-check and Global Entry are same program?

Not quite.

There are currently two ways to qualify for pre-check:
1) Be approved for Global Entry and register your trusted traveler number when booking the ticket.
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2) Be a frequent flyer with the airline you are flying and having opted in to participate in pre-check.

The advantages to #1 are:
1) You qualify with any carrier that participates, regardless of frequent flyer status.
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2) Your rate of actually being chosen to use the pre-check lane is much higher. The program randomly makes you go through normal security, but the TSA has stated that trusted travelers (e.g. Global Entry) will be bumped to the regular line less often.

The TSA will shortly be introducing a stand-alone pre-check authorization that will function in a similar way to Global Entry, but at $85, it seems worth it to pony up the extra $15 to join Global Entry if you travel internationally at all.
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Dec 21st, 2013, 10:19 PM
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>>One thing to note is that neither JetBlue nor Southwest currently participate in pre-check,

Both Southwest and jetBlue have my Known Traveler Number on the reservations that I have with each airline. According to a TSA webpage, the terminals that I would use for those flights both have TSA Pre✓™.

The jetBlue TSA Pre✓™ is currently limited to mobile boarding passes according to this: http://www.jetblue.com/travel/precheck/ But when I called jetBlue, the agent said that neither printed nor mobile boarding passes were supported.

Southwest has TSA Pre✓™ according to TSA and it applies to printed boarding passes: http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/20...hwest-airlines

"If a Southwest Airlines passenger is eligible for expedited screening, a TSA Pre✓™ indicator will be embedded in the barcode of the boarding pass so that when scanned at the checkpoint, the passenger may be referred to a TSA Pre✓™ lane. Southwest Airlines will also print a TSA Pre✓™ indicator directly on the boarding pass so passengers will know in advance that they have been cleared for expedited screening."
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Dec 22nd, 2013, 07:25 PM
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We fly on Southwest monthly. We both just got our Global Entries/known traveler #'s. Can't wait to use them.
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Dec 26th, 2013, 12:48 PM
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We just applied for Global Entry. We have a PASSID No. Today I got an email that we are "pre-approved" and can schedule our interviews (of course, the first available interview is smack in the middle of my next overseas trip LOL).

Is the PASSID no. the number I use for "TSA Pre" or will I get another Global Entry number once my interview is completed? In other words, am I eligible for TSA Pre before I have my Global Entry interview?

Do I have to do anything else to be eligible for TSA Pre, or just input my Trusted Traveler Number whenever I make a flight reservation?
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Dec 26th, 2013, 01:11 PM
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Your PASS ID is your Global Entry number. However I'm unsure if it'll work for TSA Pre prior to your interview. You can try walking in for an interview. That's what we did. You can add your number to each flight reservation or you should be able to add it to your frequent flyer profile.
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