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TSA asking to see cell phone

When you are randomly selected for additional screening (which is a core part of TSA PreCheck as well as TSA procedures in general), the additional screening applies to you and all of your possessions....
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GlobalEntry / TSA Pre never works at Columbus International Airport. Why?

Your boarding pass, and only your boarding pass, indicates whether you have access to TSA Pre for your current flight. First, you have to be flying on an airline that participates in the program. See ...
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Why am I getting weird security questions with CLEAR?

Officially, CLEAR is only supposed to be available to US citizens and permanent residents: CLEAR is currently only available to US citizens and legal permanent residents 18 and older with a valid ...
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Will I get the TSA Precheck benefits if I purchase Global Entry?

Yes. If you are approved for Global Entry (the standards around criminal history are more stringent than for Precheck alone), you will receive a Known Traveler Number that you may supply with your ...
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Delta TSA-Precheck status removed

The TSA is explicit. If I am TSA Pre✓® eligible, am I guaranteed expedited screening? No, TSA uses unpredictable security measures, both seen and unseen, throughout the airport. All travelers ...
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Can I use TSA Pre-check security lines to re-enter an intermediate airport during a layover?

TSA pre-check will be indicated (or not) on each boarding pass for your journey. Providing you are travelling through an approved airport on an approved airline, you should receive pre-check on all ...
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Is Global Entry worth it?

My wife and I have had Global Entry for over 5 years. My experiences are as follows: TSA Precheck: As more and more people have signed up, the time saving vs. the normal line has become less. However,...
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Why am I getting weird security questions with CLEAR?

The sort of questions you are seeing are curated from public records (property ownership records, etc.) and credit reports (mortgage/car payments) and probably other proprietary sources as well. If ...
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One last name in Passport, Two last names in plane ticket

I also have a Mexican passport that shows my two last names, but it has been expired for several years, since I have not used it in a long time; Is it worth taking it with me just in case? Yes. It ...
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Is Global Entry worth it?

Is Global Entry worth it? YES, YES, YES, YES. I've had GE for 10+ years and it's been a life saver on many occasions. Immigration lines at US airports are highly unpredictable and can be horrendous. ...
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TSA stopped observing certain PreCheck benefits at my airport

https://www.tsa.gov/precheck/faq says: If I am TSA Pre✓® eligible, am I guaranteed expedited screening? No, TSA uses unpredictable security measures, both seen and unseen, throughout the airport. All ...
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My boarding pass has TSA Pre on it but no check mark. What does that mean?

It means you have TSA Precheck for that flight. Different computer systems will render the indicator differently. I've seen anything from a graphic logo to just the words "TSA PRE" somewhere; many of ...
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Can I make use of my Global Entry card to get Pre-Check if my airline doesn't participate?

Your airline needs to participate in TSA Pre, and the Pre logo has to appear on your boarding pass to indicate your eligibility, so ... unfortunately, no.
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GlobalEntry / TSA Pre never works at Columbus International Airport. Why?

Patricia's answer is completely correct. Just having Global Entry or even directly registering for PreCheck itself isn't sufficient to get the benefit. You must actually have your Known Traveler ...
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Delta TSA-Precheck status removed

Given that TSA has incentive (they are resource constrained) to expedite travelers as Pre-Check, what possible cause would they have to revert Pre-Check passengers to standard status? There is a good ...
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Is Pre-Check offered by Spirit Airlines?

Short answer: No. Long answer: No, not yet. Their ops platform, Navitaire, just added support for PreCheck two months ago. So far, Spirit has not enabled it. PreCheck must be on the Boarding Pass ...
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What happens to an existing TSA Precheck registration if I apply for Global Entry?

TSA Pre-check and Global Entry are independent programs, administered through different federal offices (TSA and CBP, though both are under DHS). Access to Pre-check is a perquisite of Global Entry ...
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TSA-PreCheck not showing on Delta boarding pass

You can try to ask the TSA to check into it: Follow @AskTSA on Twitter and direct message the following: Full name Known Traveler Number (KTN) Airline Confirmation Number A member of our team will ...
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Does TSA Precheck work when US citizens are exiting the US on a registered foreign passport?

During booking or check in you can add your Known Traveller Number (i.e. Global Entry, Nexus, etc.) to the booking and in most cases this will give you Pre Check. That's independent on what passport ...
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Is Global Entry worth it?

Absolutely. US immigration, especially at airports, is one area where we consistently fall short compared to many other countries. By comparison, entry control into the Schengen Area as a non-citizen ...
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Re: TSA Precheck. Does this apply to international flights?

TSA Precheck only applies to security checkpoints operated by the US Transportation Security Administration (and, at some US airports, checkpoints operated by contractors on behalf of TSA). At non-US ...
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Is Pre-Check offered by Spirit Airlines?

Update: Spirit joined TSA PreCheck in January 2017.
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If I apply for TSA Pre-Check now, can I use it on a flight that I've already booked?

They will issue you a nine-digit known traveller number. Once you have it, you can add it to any existing flight reservations. Once time I added my KTN to my reservation when I checked in at the ...
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Does not living at my current residence for 5 years impact my TSA PreCheck chances?

The probable reason why you are asked if you lived at your current residence for 5 years is to run an approriate background check. If you answer "no", you will be asked for all your ...
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TSA-PreCheck with online check in

Your "known traveler number" (which is the PASSID printed on the Global Entry card) should be given to the airline before checking in, usually during booking (or if they allow editing the ...
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If I apply for TSA Pre-Check now, can I use it on a flight that I've already booked?

Yes, assuming they issue you the Known Traveler Number (KTN) before you fly, you can add it to your reservation. As long as it's at least 72 hours (3 days) before the time of your flight, you can add ...
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Can others in my party go through TSA PreCheck?

My sister and I both have KTNs and recently traveled with a friend, booked together in one record. She doesn't have a KTN but received TSA pre-check on both legs of the journey. Two friends who ...
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I am qualified for TSA pre check. How can I find out what my number is?

According to the TSA Precheck FAQ: I forgot my KTN. How do I find it? If you are a member of the TSA Pre✓® Application Program, look up your KTN online. If you are a member of another ...
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Does CLEAR allow you to avoid the full body scanner?

CLEAR lets you go through a shorter line and skip the ID check using biometrics (the long security line is generally the line to the ID check, so skipping it can be a major time-saver). As their site ...
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Husband and Wife TSA PRE-Check Changes

There is no concept of a "spouse" or even travel partner when it comes to PreCheck - all travelers are treated as individuals regardless of their relationship or how the tickets were purchased. Thus ...
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