I filled out info for TSA Pre Check. Question::if one is approved for Pre Check status at what point during the checkin process will I know if I have been selected to qualify for Pre Check for a particular fight? Status is bar coded and not visible to naked eye and one is not always selected to qualify for Pre Check. Any info appreciated.
Programs: Dividend Miles, True Blue, Rapid Rewards, AAdvantage, Early Returns, Sky Miles
Anyone know how to get into TSA Pre through the airlines, I'm 14 and fly a lot and TSA Pre would be really nice. I know that I could sign up on the TSA website, but that costs $100, and I have to go to an interview. Does anyone know how that airlines choose who gets selected, and or how to get invited through the airlines.
Programs: AA Plat 2MM/UA G MM/DL MM DM 2015/BA Silver/Hyatt Diamond
Originally Posted by cbn42
United allows anyone to sign up. Just go to their website, log into your Mileage Plus account, and become a member.
American and Delta do it by invitation only, for those who travel at least 25,000 miles a year from what I understand.
There are two was to become eligible for precheck. Either you are invited by your airline based on frequent flier status or you apply for Global Entry with CBP. Global Entry requires a payment of $100, a background check based on an application which can be denied, an interview which includes additional documentation of legal status, employment, income, etc., a photograph and finger printing. GE has the added benefit of entering the US without the standard CBP inspection using a kiosk and receipt method. This is possible in many us airports but not all.
There are no data to suggest one is better than the other regarding precheck selection on any given day.
This is not true. You do not need to go for an interview if you are invited by the airline. The interview is only required by CBP for their program, which also gains you entry into PreCheck.
And it's mid and highest tier elites, not just highest. I got the invitation a week after hitting PLT on AA.
The commenter is referring (although not particularly clearly) to the free Global Entry membership you can get through certain programs.
Bicostal has more comprehensive information.
When you say you "fly a lot", what do you mean? Generally, people invited through their airlines are if they are top 1-2 tiers of status. This is usually 50k-100k miles or more. If you're regularly spread out over multiple airlines (as your profile suggests), then you likely won't achieve status on a single airline. As a Platinum with United (75k+ miles), I was not invited. I did get free Global Entry, however, and received eligibility to precheck that way.
Programs: AA EXP 1.5MM, Asiana Club Silver, KE Morning Calm, Hyatt Platinum, Amtrak Select
Originally Posted by Bicostal
...or you apply for Global Entry with CBP. Global Entry requires a payment of $100
Actually, it's any CBP initiated Trusted Traveler Program.
That being said, you could also get it for only $50 by having NEXUS like I do. The only caveat is that interview locations are rather restricted (mainly in major US cities near Canada or Canadian airports with USCBP presence) compared to GE as it involves being interviewed by both US and Canadian immigration authorities. On the plus side, you also get GE gratis.
Wishing the US had more high-speed rail...
Twice through ORD so far (once UA, once AA), registered everywhere, and no joy.
Needless to say, no one at the checkpoint has the slightest clue why or why not one gets this. Frustrating! If hardly anyone gets selected, and it seems like hardly anyone was while I watched the line, why bother devoting resources to it?