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Questions tagged [tsa-precheck]

TSA trusted-traveler program that allows special expedited privileges at designated security lines.

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Delta TSA-Precheck status removed

For the longest time: Delta had me running the gauntlet as Precheck. Today we were demoted to the standard inspection. The airline representative indicated that the decision was driven by TSA and ...
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Indian Citizen/Canadian Permanent Resident never gets TSA Pre despite Nexus card

I am an Indian citizen who resides in Canada as a Permanent Resident. I have a Nexus card. I was told by the officers during my interview that I would get Global Entry and TSA pre benefits. I do get ...
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Does having a TSA Pre-Check member in your flight reservation increase the chances that everyone gets Pre-Check? [duplicate]

I recently booked 4 plane tickets for the same flight for myself and three friends. I have a Known Traveler Number for TSA Pre-Check, but none of my friends do. When we printed our boarding passes at ...
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Husband and Wife TSA PRE-Check Changes

Both husband and wife travel quite a bit and have always received TSA Pre-Check on both boarding passes until just recently (August 2018). We always book together yet this time one boarding pass was ...
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Why do some who don't have KTN (Known Traveler Number) get TSA Pre Check on their boarding pass?

Why do those who I book to travel with me get the TSA Pre Check on their boarding pass when only I have the KTN? Even a stranger, a co-worker whom I had never met in person, got it. My wife and her ...
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Getting TSA precheck with Global Entry

I recently got a Global Entry card. However on my last trip I was turned away from the pre check without an explanation. Why ? What do I have to do in addition to use pre check when I travel? Thank ...
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TSA PreCheck does not always show on my boarding passes

I have TSA PreCheck but it doesn't always print out on my Southwest boarding pass. This happens almost half the time. Is there anything I can do?
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Does CLEAR allow you to avoid the full body scanner?

TSA Pre-Check and Global Entry allow passengers to more or less avoid the full-body (millimeter wave) scanners and instead use metal detectors. You also don't have to take off your shoes or take out ...
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TSA Pre - I can’t find my membership number [closed]

Looking for my TSA Pre membership number. I know that American Airlines has it.
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TSA-PreCheck not showing on Delta boarding pass

I received TSA precheck via NEXUS (or at least I presume I did since it's included with NEXUS) over a month and a half ago, and added the KTN (Known Traveler Number) to my Delta Skymiles profile. I ...
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What is the bar on a CBP automated passport control (APC) slip?

What does the black bar, measured in a percentage, mean on the CBP APC slip? Some measured at 100%, others 85%, etc, so is this a risk factor assessment for the passport or customs inspectors? Example ...
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TSA PreCheck for non-immigrants

I'm a business consultant on a non-immigrant visa in the USA. I have to travel every week for my job. Is there a way I could skip lines and opt for TSA PreCheck?
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Emirates and Known Traveler Number: they want place of issue and date of issue. How/where do I get these?

I booked a flight on Emirates from the USA to Europe and I want to provide them my GOES Known Traveler Number so I can use TSA PreCheck. But Emirates asked for the place and date of issue for my GOES ...
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Codeshare and TSA Pre

I have a Known Traveler Number through Global Entry, and normally get TSA Pre on my boarding passes for US airports. British Airways is the only airline flying non-stop between my home airport, San ...
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GlobalEntry / TSA Pre never works at Columbus International Airport. Why?

I applied for and received a Global Entry identification card about a year ago. Along with Global Entry, the card is also eligible for TSA Pre. On every occasion, when departing from Columbus ...
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TSA stopped observing certain PreCheck benefits at my airport

I fly through the same airport (BUR) on the same airline (Alaska) every month. This last trip the officers were not respecting PreCheck benefits. They were making PreCheck passengers remove laptops ...
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Can I make use of my Global Entry card to get Pre-Check if my airline doesn't participate? [duplicate]

I will be flying on All Nippon Airways (ANA) out of Houston IAH soon, but ANA does not participate in the Trusted Traveler program so I have no way to provide the KTN that I received through Global ...
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I am qualified for TSA pre check. How can I find out what my number is?

I signed up for TSA Pre Check but I don't know my number. How can I get the number? How do I know when it expires?
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Is TSA Pre-Check's KTN more reliable than Global Entry's?

A few months ago I got TSA Pre-Check because I had a last minute domestic flight and was able to schedule the interview quickly. As I will be flying out of the country in a few months, I just got ...
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My boarding pass has TSA Pre on it but no check mark. What does that mean?

My boarding pass says "TSA Pre" on it, but it does not have a checkmark like in the TSA Precheck logo. What does that mean? Can I still go through the precheck lane?
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Re: TSA Precheck. Does this apply to international flights?

I am American. I will be traveling from Shanghai back to the US. Can I get TSA Precheck while abroad? My 1-year-old son is also American. Same situation and question. My wife is Chinese. Same ...
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Can I use TSA PreCheck with a non-participating airline?

Can I use our Known Traveler Number for TSA PreCheck if the airline we are flying doesn't recognize them in their system?
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What happens to an existing TSA Precheck registration if I apply for Global Entry?

I already have TSA Precheck and am now applying for Global Entry. What happens to my TSA Precheck ID if I proceed with my application? Does applying for Global Entry affect my existing TSA Precheck in ...
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How does TSA ensure only Pre-Checked passengers go through Pre-Check?

Something has confused me about boarding passes: It seems that the Pre-Check checkmark on your boarding pass is what lets TSA officers know that you should be allowed to go in the Pre-Check lane. ...
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Should both spouses apply for Global Entry or TSA Precheck, or can one be a companion to the other? [duplicate]

I just signed up with a travel credit card that has a benefit of an annual $100 voucher for Global Entry or TSA Precheck application fees. My question is, should both myself and my spouse apply? Or ...
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Is Pre-Check offered by Spirit Airlines?

Spirit does not offer TSA Pre-Check. We have a Global Entry card. Can we Pre-Check outside of the airline?
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I have TSA PRE for a couple of years, and now have NEXUS: What do I use for known traveller ID?

Does my old known traveller number (KTN) still work now that I have nexus?
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Will I get the TSA Precheck benefits if I purchase Global Entry?

I was going to get Precheck, but I noticed that Global Entry is only slightly more money. Do all the perks of TSA Precheck come with Global Entry or would they have to be purchased separately?
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Precheck: one ring to rule them all?

I did not apply for TSA precheck status, however, I noticed that my boarding pass authorizes me for the precheck line. This has consistent for the past 10 months, but I have only been flying on ...
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Can I use TSA Pre-check security lines to re-enter an intermediate airport during a layover?

In a few weeks, I'll be taking a domestic flight that includes a long (3.5 hours) layover. I'd like to leave the airport and have lunch with a friend who lives nearby. I have TSA Pre-check. Assuming I ...
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Does not living at my current residence for 5 years impact my TSA PreCheck chances?

I would like to sign up for TSA PreCheck, and started going through the application process online. I got to this screen: and it caused me to pause. I will have lived at my current residence for 5 ...
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If I apply for TSA Pre-Check now, can I use it on a flight that I've already booked?

I have just applied for TSA Pre-Check and will have my appointment in a couple of days where I show the officials my personal identification documents. I have already booked a flight at the end of ...
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My TSA pre check was not on my return flight. Is it specific to each flight?

Do you get the TSA pre check mark for each flight no matter what? Or is this flight specific?
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Can others in my party go through TSA PreCheck?

If I have TSA PreCheck (i.e. I have a KTN from TSA and the "pre-check" logo gets printed on my boarding pass) and a travel companion does not, can they go with me through the PreCheck security lines? ...
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If I use TSA Pre-Check, can I still enter security through the first class line?

I have just signed up for TSA Pre-Check, but am having second thoughts about the advantages. I almost always travel first class (no, I'm not paying for that myself!) and thus have access to the first ...
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TWIC holders skipping interview?

If I hold a TWIC can TSA get my biological information from that for my Pre-check and allow me to skip the interview?
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Do you have to use a body scanner in TSA Pre Check lines?

Do any of you TSA Pre-Check approved people know if Pre Check allows you to skip the full body scanner in some or most airports?
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Boarding pass with TSA pre-check mark — what does it mean?

Why did my boarding pass have a TSA pre-check mark on it?