TSA program to be expanded

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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  3. Lufthansa Flyer
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    you have a much better chance than I do with GRR
     
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    How about adding UA? Currently, it is only AA and DL. I received an email from TSA today about their trusted traveller program. So I'm hoping it's coming to my airport! :D
     
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    My guess (and that's all it is) is that since UA & CO are in the process of merging reservations systems, that UA might be later than sooner. That's because the info is supposedly included in the bar code of the BP. Would imagine getting that set up in each system, and then for the merged program might be more than the UA folks want to deal with.

    However, NEXUS peeps are supposed to get it, so there might be a NEXUS card thing over the BP bar code thing.

    All my two cents.
     
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    Nexus holders are indeed eligible. Just enter the number next to the bar code on the card in the trusted traveler field (same kind of thing as a redress number, but you'll only see it on aa/dl ticket purchases now) while booking tickets.
     
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    I'm certainly happy about keeping shoes and laptop inside my carry on. However, the biggest positive is I'm not gambling on wasting ten minutes opting out - which GRR should likely be fine with (smaller airport also means you won't get Rapiscan's latest and greatest).
     
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    we already have our full body scanners in place...thank you very little! :)
     
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    Sounds like you've gone through the checkpoint s being one of those Trusted Travelers.

    If that's the case, can you answer a few questions:
    - Shoes on and liquids in, right?
    - Have you ever gone to a lane that has the MMW or Backscatter machines and were specifically directed to the metal detector only?
    - Any other benefits?
     
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    Yeah I am hoping they add it to the airports I frequently pass through like IAD, EWR, SFO.
     
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    As you might expect with TSA, nothing is a published benefit. But seems to be no shoe/liquids/laptop hassles*, magnetometer only (seems to be dedicated lane with just this - otherwise might be confusing for the rule announcers to quantify that with a fine print).

    * - you can keep everything on your feet/in your carryon. There's still the arbitrary volume limit on liquids.
     
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    Come on WAS airports :D
     
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    Is that the 9 digit number directly beneath the bar code, mine starts with a letter? I notice that to the left side of the card there is a PassId number also which is a different number
     
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    Not quite (my original wording is somewhat confusing in hindsight, pardon). It's on the top left of the card (top right is the barcode). You'll see something like:

    That pass id is the number to enter into the trusted traveler ID field.
     
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    Thats the number I thought it was, thanks. To be clear on two other points, sorry for being a bonehead, when you say trusted traveler ID field, are you referring to where you put a redress number when filling in you pre flight information, and I would assume also that you can only use this at the couple of airports that are now offerring this program, eg Atlanta etc. and of couse UA is not part of this as of yet.
     
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    It's a field just like redress number in the similar area per se, yes.
     
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