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Old Nov 8, 19, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
While the check-in could be inhibited due to a SSSS hit, it could also be due to nothing more than a need for a manual document check prior to issuing boarding pass — perhaps even a boarding pass without a haraSSSSment flagging — and the airline getting a feedback ok’ing the passenger to travel. Or it could be other things that are even more minor on average — say seat assignment issues or things sort of like that.

Some SSSS hits and other self-check-in inhibition is rather manually-based and is not just by automated computer selection.
However the none random SSSS selection means not the airline, but the government has decided to flag you. Nearly all SSSS are random computer generated. Even having Precheck won't preclude you from being selected.
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