Denied Pre-Check

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  1. fit4lifedc

    fit4lifedc New Member

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    It seems I have been denied Pre-check (I have Gold status). It might be because I forgot to unload my backpack and had a leatherman tool in it. I apologized and they confiscated it, treated it like it was no big deal. But now TSA says I may be in the dog house (no Pre-Check) for a while because of it. Any idea how long I will be out of the program? This is very frustrating for a first offense. (Granted a pretty big one) Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. gregm

    gregm Gold Member

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    It's surprising that just a recent incident would disqualify you. I'm not sure having something confiscated is an actual violation. PreCheck is generally denied due to convictions or certain scenarios (violations) as listed here:
    http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/eligibility-requirements

    Unless:
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  3. FlyingBear
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    FlyingBear Silver Member

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    Just wondering, how did they notify you? Were you applying and got denied or it got "taken" from you?
     
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  4. MSPeconomist
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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

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    When this happened, did they write down your identifying details?

    Did you pay $85 for the TSA program or have you been getting PreCheck through your Gold (what airline?) status?

    Remember that PreCheck is supposed to be random. You can be denied for a flight for no reason at all except to make TSA security unpredictable.
     
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    secretsea18 Gold Member

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    Do you have a trusted traveler number from Global entry? Or paid for the TSA program for Pre-check?
    Have you ever received Pre-check for a flight?
    Just because you are Gold status does not automatically get you Pre-check. Can you provide more information?
     
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  6. FlyingBear
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    Seems like we are all on the same page here: story does not add up.
     

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