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When you are randomly selected for additional screening (which is a core part of TSA PreCheck as well as TAS procedures in general), the additional screening applies to you and all of your possessions. TSA knows that almost every passenger going through security has a cell phone, so when you didn't have one they queried that fact - if for no other reason ...


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According to TSA.gov, the FAQ says no: I’m traveling with my family; can they also use the TSA Pre✓® lane? Family members ages 12 and under traveling with an eligible parent or guardian with a TSA Pre✓® indicator on their boarding pass can participate in expedited screening. Family members 13 and older must go through standard security lanes or should ...


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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 TSA Pre✓® Participating Airlines. Second, you have to give the airline a valid Known Traveler Number. For you, that will be your Global Entry number. Third, ...


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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 airline reservations and you will be eligible for Precheck (assuming you're flying a participating airline, at a participating airport, and you aren't randomly ...


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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 will be screened, and no individual is guaranteed expedited screening. Officially, the airline does not choose which passengers receive expedited screening or ...


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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 segments of your journey.


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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 travelers will be screened, and no individual is guaranteed expedited screening. This doesn't address the "Is this common?" question, but it ...


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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 the systems that print boarding passes are incapable of printing a checkmark. Compare, for example, this American Airlines boarding pass, with the TSA Pre✓ ...


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You specifically asked why your boarding pass had a Pre-Check indication. The short answer is that the operating airline sent your itinerary (PNR) to the TSA before your flight, and the TSA sent it back with Pre-Check clearance for that flight. The TSA clears certain flights for certain people for Pre-Check because one of these happened: You enrolled in ...


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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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I think the official TSA website gives quite some information. (TSA is the Transportation Security Administration) Fro the FAQ on that same website Q. What is TSA Pre✓™? A. TSA Pre✓™ is one of several intelligence-driven, risk-based initiatives helping TSA move away from a one-size-fits-all model to provide the most effective security in the most efficient ...


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You do not have to use the body scanner for TSA Pre-Check. Most of the time they don't even have the body scanner in that line. And when I go to an airport that doesn't have a separate TSA pre-check line, like LGA in NY, they give you a card that says TSA pre-check and they send you through the metal detector. Even if you don't have pre-check you can opt ...


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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 deal of consternation among people who have paid for it that people are sometimes given Pre-Check without having paid anything for the privilege. A bill to ...


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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 you use to pass through TSA. Just having Global Entry does not help with this scenario.


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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 Number or Global Entry number on your airline reservation. The question How does one inform airlines of one's KTN, if the KTN was issued after a booking had been ...


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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 contact you and help you figure out why you’re not receiving TSA Pre✓®. It's important that you're enrolled in TSA Pre✓®, Global Entry, Nexus or Sentry. If you’re ...


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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 you are using to travel. Even easier: make an account with the airline directly and add the Known Traveller Number to your profile and add you booking to your ...


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Update: Spirit joined TSA PreCheck in January 2017.


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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 enrollment, not a component of the Global Entry program itself. In fact, there's no mention of Pre at all in its description, only as the last bullet point on the ...


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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 airports, another country's airport security authorities are responsible, and they do not recognize TSA Precheck. If you simply wish to enroll in TSA Precheck ...


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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 residences you've lived at for the past 5 years. Part of the TSA Precheck program application is a background check: ... approved travelers are issued a Known Traveler ...


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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 booked independently did not. So it seems that there is a higher likelihood of the TSA pre going to some traveling on the same record as another KTN holder.


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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 airport, about five minutes before I went through security.


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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 trusted traveler program, such as Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI, log on to the Global Online Enrollment System or GOES account to obtain your PASSID, which ...


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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 shows, it does not make any difference to the actual TSA screening; you get sent to either PreCheck or normal lines depending on whether or not your ticket ...


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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 the real question you're asking is why did one passenger not get PreCheck. PreCheck always includes a random component. Even if you have paid to obtain it, ...


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Who gets these is a closely guarded secret but the answers and comments on Can others in my party go through TSA PreCheck? definitely suggest having someone with a KTN makes Pre Check happen for the others. Choice quotes: it seems that there is a higher likelihood of the TSA pre going to some traveling on the same record as another KTN holder. Yes, that's ...


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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 the KTN to your reservation via Delta's website. After that, you'll need to call or visit an agent at the check-in desk. To do it on Delta's website, go to the ...


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If you enter security through the first class line, you will not have access to TSA Pre-Check. The TSA Pre lane is a separate lane and only there you can not remove belt, shoes, jacket, liquid bag, laptop. You can not exercise your privileges in another lane. Yes, as more and more people are enrolled into Pre sometimes using that lane is just not worth it. ...


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