TSA test program lets non-participants into PreCheck lanes

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  1. garyst16
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    "In an effort to make sure its PreCheck expedited screening lanes are used as much as possible, the Transportation Security Administration is quietly trying out a new procedure that lets some passengers go through them even if they aren’t prescreened participants of a major frequent flyer program or Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry plan. Meanwhile, TSA has added a 35th airport to the PreCheck program."

    http://www.executivetravelmagazine....ram-lets-non-participants-into-precheck-lanes
     
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    Didn't they already come out and already say that the suspicious behavior program didn't work?!?!?
     
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    Perhaps they could just make all prescreened participants of the Global Entry program eligible?
     
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    Too easy.
     
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    Reading this makes me *facepalm*.
    I've lost track of which act this is within Security Theater. Are we past Act IV yet?
     
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    Or family members of pre-check participants?
     
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    We haven't even finished the overture yet ;)
     
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    The easiest thing to do to increase use would be to let all prescreened "Trusted Travelers" use Pre-Check on all flights, regardless of airline or destination. Just show your boarding pass and your Global Entry/NEXUS/etc. card for both to be scanned, and off you go without taking off your shoes.
     
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    Kind of amazing to think that 90+% of the time, even the riffraff travelers in Canada get to keep their shoes on. (We do have to take our laptops out though.)

    I have to recalibrate myself when I go through security at a US airport. There are just enough differences between CATSA and the TSA that you can't quite think the same way. Ditto at the gate (I'm so used to having to show photo ID that I usually have it out at US gates sheerly out of habit).
     
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