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Old Apr 16, 13, 8:35 am   #1
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New boarding pass notification for TSA PreCheck

We’ve got some good news for you if you’ve already experienced TSA PreCheck. Starting today, we will become the first airline to print an indicator on kiosk-printed boarding passes to give you some advance notice if you’ve been selected for TSA PreCheck. On Thursday, April 19, we’ll add a similar indicator on OCI and mobile boarding passes. The indicators will be available at the start of the check-in window in all formats.

“TSA PRECHK” will appear immediately underneath the passenger name on printed boarding passes and for customers using mobile boarding passes the TSA PreCheck logo will appear at the top right corner above the barcode.

The TSA PreCheck indicator will appear on boarding passes throughout your itinerary whether the airport has TSA PreCheck or not so be sure to verify that the airport is a participating location.

The addition of this visual cue does not change any other aspect of the program, but it gives you some valuable information. While passengers with the TSA PreCheck indicator have been pre-cleared, no passenger is ever guaranteed expedited screening. The TSA continues to incorporate random, unpredictable screening measures.

We hope you like the addition and we look forward to reading your comments.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 8:38 am   #2
 
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New boarding pass notification for TSA PreCheck

Thanks for the news!!! That's quite a time saver at many airports. Appreciate you posting that!
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Old Apr 16, 13, 8:42 am   #3
 
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We’ve got some good news for you if you’ve already experienced TSA PreCheck. Starting today, we will become the first airline to print an indicator on kiosk-printed boarding passes to give you some advance notice if you’ve been selected for TSA PreCheck. On Thursday, April 19, we’ll add a similar indicator on OCI and mobile boarding passes. The indicators will be available at the start of the check-in window in all formats.

“TSA PRECHK” will appear immediately underneath the passenger name on printed boarding passes and for customers using mobile boarding passes the TSA PreCheck logo will appear at the top right corner above the barcode.

The TSA PreCheck indicator will appear on boarding passes throughout your itinerary whether the airport has TSA PreCheck or not so be sure to verify that the airport is a participating location.

The addition of this visual queue does not change any other aspect of the program, but it gives you some valuable information. While passengers with the TSA PreCheck indicator have been pre-cleared, no passenger is ever guaranteed expedited screening. The TSA continues to incorporate random, unpredictable screening measures.

We hope you like the addition and we look forward to reading your comments.
Thanks for the positive change. Very helpful.

Does this mean that if you have not been selected for Pre-check for a particular flight (the random impact), then “TSA PRECHK” will not appear on the boarding pass?
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Old Apr 16, 13, 8:45 am   #4
 
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This certainly will be helpful. Especially in planning how much extra time to allow at the airport, if you have a high probability of knowing whether you got it or not.

I am surprised, though, that the TSA is allowing the passenger to know up to 24 hours ahead of time whether they likely got it or not. They seem to be all for the security through obscurity scheme.
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Will you get the notification when traveling with a non-precheck passenger on the same PNR?
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Most useful change to boarding passes in a while. Thanks !
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Old Apr 16, 13, 8:52 am   #7
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This certainly will be helpful. Especially in planning how much extra time to allow at the airport, if you have a high probability of knowing whether you got it or not.

I am surprised, though, that the TSA is allowing the passenger to know up to 24 hours ahead of time whether they likely got it or not. They seem to be all for the security through obscurity scheme.
I'm wondering whether the printed line on the boarding pass just means that one is enrolled in PreCheck and should be allowed by the DL line dragon to go to the TSA document checker in the PreCheck to see whether one gets the three beeps. It then would just be a verification for the line dragon rather than having to convince the line dragon of eligibility verbally or by showing an elite card or a GE/NEXUS card, assuming that the line dragon even recognizes these and knows what they mean.

I'd be surprised that OLCI will print out the equivalent of the infamous 3 in the bar code indicating that one can indeed use the PreCheck lane on the given day.

I suspect the reference to random screenings refers, for example, to the "random" beep or flash on the metal detector that results in the chemical residue tests of ones hands when using the PreCheck lane.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 8:53 am   #8
 
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This certainly will be helpful. Especially in planning how much extra time to allow at the airport, if you have a high probability of knowing whether you got it or not.

I am surprised, though, that the TSA is allowing the passenger to know up to 24 hours ahead of time whether they likely got it or not. They seem to be all for the security through obscurity scheme.
Agree.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 9:08 am   #9
 
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This certainly will be helpful. Especially in planning how much extra time to allow at the airport, if you have a high probability of knowing whether you got it or not.

I am surprised, though, that the TSA is allowing the passenger to know up to 24 hours ahead of time whether they likely got it or not. They seem to be all for the security through obscurity scheme.
I'm wondering whether the printed line on the boarding pass just means that one is enrolled in PreCheck and should be allowed by the DL line dragon to go to the TSA document checker in the PreCheck to see whether one gets the three beeps. It then would just be a verification for the line dragon rather than having to convince the line dragon of eligibility verbally or by showing an elite card or a GE/NEXUS card, assuming that the line dragon even recognizes these and knows what they mean.

I'd be surprised that OLCI will print out the equivalent of the infamous 3 in the bar code indicating that one can indeed use the PreCheck lane on the given day.

I suspect the reference to random screenings refers, for example, to the "random" beep or flash on the metal detector that results in the chemical residue tests of ones hands when using the PreCheck lane.
Agreed. Especially now that I've seen separate lines for Pre-Check and Sky Priority.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 9:09 am   #10
 
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I sure hope it doesn't mean that you're only "eligible" for PreCheck. Because, that would be almost meaningless. Of course, even with the 3 beeps, you may be subjected to additional screenings, which is fine.

DlCorpGuy, can you kindly confirm whether this is the equivalent of hearing the 3 beeps, or only that you're eligible? Thanks!
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Old Apr 16, 13, 9:10 am   #11
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This is really a nice addition - super for planning timing.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 9:10 am   #12
 
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I sure hope it doesn't mean that you're only "eligible" for PreCheck. Because, that would be almost meaningless. Of course, even with the 3 beeps, you may be subjected to additional screenings, which is fine.

DlCorpGuy, can you kindly confirm whether this is the equivalent of hearing the 3 beeps, or only that you're eligible? Thanks!
I think:

"notice if you’ve been selected for TSA PreCheck"

Says YES you have been picked - ie no wait for 3 beeps!

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Old Apr 16, 13, 9:17 am   #13
 
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My guess is that there will still be some randoms asked to go through the SP line.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 9:21 am   #14
 
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The addition of this visual queue does not change any other aspect of the program, but it gives you some valuable information. While passengers with the TSA PreCheck indicator have been pre-cleared, no passenger is ever guaranteed expedited screening. The TSA continues to incorporate random, unpredictable screening measures.
This is the way I read it:
“TSA PRECHK” on the BP will just mean you can enter the TSA Precheck line, you will still have to have your BP scanned and you will either get 1 or 3 beeps.

Also read, "no other aspect of the program changed", just like if you had a GE card, you can enter the TSA Precheck line; however, you are not guaranteed 3 beeps.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 10:18 am   #15
 
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It should have said

JOHN DOE
PNR/SKY PRIORITY/NOGROPE

or
JOHN DOE
PNR/SKY PRIORITY/NORADS

or
JOHN DOE
PNR/SKY PRIORITY/NOPORNSCAN
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