Questions tagged [tsa-precheck]

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

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I was placed under a 72-hour psychiatric hold. Am I ineligible for TSA Precheck?

A psychiatric nurse placed me under an "M1 hold" (Colorado-specific term fo 72-hour psychiatric hold) last year. After I spent the night in the hospital, the hospitalist subsequently ...
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If an airport does not have a KCM access point can crew with KCM credentials use TSA Pre-Check lanes?

From Knowncrewmember.org/rules: To clarify my question, I want to emphasize that this blurb states that this is "When selected for additional screening" at a KCM checkpoint, which not every ...
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TSA-PreCheck with online check in

I recently got my global entry card and when I wanted to go to TSA-PreCheck lane with my regular boarding pass - obtained via online check-in I was stopped and sent to the counter to obtain paper ...
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How to fly within US without Passport/ID/Driver license?

I just turned 18 recently, I have neither of those above and any main form of ID. Can I use my school ID, Naturalized Citizenship certificate, and Vaccination card to fly within US? Specifically LA to ...
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Does SENTRI include TSA Pre-Check for Non-US citizens?

Does SENTRI include TSA Pre-Check for Non-US citizens that are not from one of the following: Colombia, the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Panama, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, and Mexico?
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using United MileagePlus Miles for TSA PreCheck renewal

My TSA precheck is up for renewal. This will be my first renewal after being approved back in 2017. United has an information page for using Miles "for a payment code that covers the TSA PreCheck ...
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Randomly Selected TSA Pre-Check

I do not travel frequently. Have not flown for two years. Previously, I was randomly selected by the TSA based on their own criteria for TSA Pre-Check. I have never applied for it, it just always ...
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TSA asking to see cell phone

Traveling in the US. My plane ticket showed TSA precheck, so I was able to keep shoes on. I put everything in my book bag/ carryon, and ever the paranoid person, asked my wife to go first and grab ...
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TSA PreCheck not showing on my wife's boarding pass

I've looked at previous questions regarding this, and solutions seem somewhat varied. The last two times my wife and I have traveled together, she hasn't received the PreCheck notation on her boarding ...
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TSA PreCheck Renewal Residential Address Definition

I've been working/living abroad for the past 4 years, and e.g. on my US tax returns I put only my foreign address (since to my understanding that's the right way to fill them out). I've had more than ...
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Is CLEAR only for US Citizens and Permanent residents?

I am an Italian citizen and registered for CLEAR yesterday. A friend just told me it is only for US citizens or permanent residents. Is that true? If so should I cancel my membership in CLEAR? Also ...
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Any problem with starting Global Entry & TSA Precheck application at the same time?

I know there's another question that might look like my question, but mine is asking having 2 applications starting at the same time. I started my global entry application this week as I have quite a ...
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TSA canines and expedited passenger screening

GAO report-18-236 indicates that US TSA passenger screening canines as a useful tool to minimize wait times and meet passenger screening demand surges. Canines are trained to detect explosives on ...
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Does TSA Precheck work when US citizens are exiting the US on a registered foreign passport?

I have Global Entry via my United States citizenship. During the application, they asked me to declare all foreign citizenships I have and to take those passports with me to the interview (where they ...
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Global Entry and documents with name mismatch?

I am a US permanent resident interested in applying for Global Entry. There is a typographical error in my Green Card (it mistakenly includes middle name which i don't really have). My application to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Boarding pass with TSA pre-check mark — what does it mean?

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