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TSA PreCheck lines should be shorter now thanks to the “PreCheck is PreCheck Act of 2018”, which will ensure only travelers who are members of a trusted traveler program are permitted to use TSA PreCheck. How often do you go through PreCheck and see the person in front of you taking out their laptop and shoes – a clear sign they’re not a member.
Here’s a look at the PreCheck is PreCheck Act of 2018:
This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure that only travelers who are members of a trusted traveler program are permitted to use TSA PreCheck security screening lanes at TSA checkpoints.
Any traveler under the age of 12 or over the age of 75 who is not a member of a trusted traveler program shall be permitted to utilize PreCheck security screening lanes at TSA checkpoints when traveling on the same reservation as a member of a trusted traveler program.
The TSA shall implement a risk modified screening protocol for lanes other than designated TSA PreCheck security screening lanes at TSA checkpoints to further segment passengers based on risk. Only low-risk passengers shall be eligible to undergo risk modified screening at TSA checkpoints.
The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security must assess whether there has been a systematic pattern of violations of the use of TSA PreCheck security screening lanes at TSA checkpoints during the previous calendar year.
The TSA shall complete the implementation of a long-term strategy to increase enrollment in the TSA PreCheck Program and expand the total population of members of trusted traveler programs.
With these changes if you’re looking to be part of Pre-Check, you’ll need to enroll in a trusted traveler program, the best being Global Entry, which includes Pre-Check. The one exception is any traveler under the age of 12 or over the age of 75 on the same reservation of a Pre-Check eligible member, you’ll still receive access.
If you’re wondering which airlines are participating, there are 47 Airlines Now Part of TSA Pre-Check Program. Another option to speed through security is CLEAR. You can enroll for CLEAR then just stop by an airport kiosk the next time you are at a CLEAR airport location.
What are your thoughts on the making TSA Pre-Check more exclusive? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.