Old Nov 19, 18, 7:15 am
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Often1
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Just to be clear, status and class of service are irrelevant to TSA. Pre-Check is relevant.

Expect this over the holidays. This is the busiest travel week of the year for the US and while it is annoying for those of us with Pre-Check, the average wait time is vastly decreased by running everybody past a dog and then using the Pre-Check methodology.

Congress considered addressing the issue in the FAA authorization, but none of the TSA changes which most would care about, made it. The push had been to require that Pre-Check lines would be available to those holding Pre-Check only (+ the standard exemptions for DOD CAC and the like). In that scenario, everybody could still have the Pre-Check experience, but those holding Pre-Check would have the additional advantage of a "special" line.

If the DFW wait was only 15 minutes on this particular week, it seems to have had its effect.
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