Wednesday, June 13, 2012

TSA Pre✓™ Expands at LaGuardia Airport to Include American Airlines


TSA Pre✓™ logo.
As promised, TSA Pre✓™ keeps on keeping on! Its latest addition is in the Big Apple at LaGuardia Airport (LGA). TSA Pre✓™ has been in place at LGA since April with Delta flyers, but as of today, it’s now available for American Airlines flyers!

In case you’re wondering what TSA Pre✓™ is, you can go here to read all about it. Long story short, it’s an initiative that allows passengers to expedite their screening experience if they opt in. How do you opt in to TSA Pre✓™? Funny you should ask… Just go here.
Here are some other TSA Pre✓™ items that might interest you:

The Scoop on TSA Pre✓™
More Than 1 Million Passengers Screened by TSA Pre✓™
If you have a travel related issue or question that needs an immediate answer, you can contact a Customer Support Manager at the airport you traveled, or will be traveling through by using Talk to TSA.

14 comments:

Wintermute said...

"In case you’re wondering what TSA Pre✓™ is, you can go here to read all about it. Long story short, it’s an initiative that allows passengers to expedite their screening experience if they opt in"

Except, you know, the TSA reserves the right to randomly molest... errr... pat you down... or use any other "random" screening procedure they choose. Because, you know, we had terrorist attacks every other day before the TSA came along to strip away our freedoms... errr... save us.

(Comment snarky? Yes! Follows guidelines? Yes! Screenshot taken? Yes!)

Anonymous said...

Loved the "Chastity Belt" as a retired locksmith, we have wondered just how long it would take to pick the lock!!!

RB said...

TSA's Pre Check is a typical TSA boondoggle program that does not address the fact that almost all travelers present no security threat.

Now if TSA started out by trying to serve the vast majority of travelers and not the minority of travelers perhaps TSA would gain a bit of respect.

TSA Pre Check is TSA Fail in action.

Anonymous said...

Why is this not the standard level of screening for ALL passengers?

Anonymous said...

Long story short, it’s an initiative that allows passengers to expedite their screening experience if they opt in.

Wrong.

"TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening."

Anonymous said...

So what do you get if you enroll in TSA Pre✓™? An extra crapshoot, it seems. If the dice are lucky, and you happen to be using one of the handful of special terminals and gates, you'll get some kind of "expedited" screening. But if you roll snake eyes, you'll get the same irradiation, groping, shoe circus, and bellowed commands as ordinary mortals. TSA security theatre is already a crooked casino, so I don't see the point of signing up to place another dodgy bet.

But then, I don't see the point of most of what the TSA does.

Chris Boyce said...

Anonymous on June 13 at 8:58 Pm said:
"So what do you get if you enroll in TSA Pre✓™?"

You don't get anything. The TSA gets everything. They get someone whom they have hooked on their drug called "trusted traveler." It feels so good that millions of addicts willingly comply and want more.

Please remember that this tactic was how the Soviet Union and other Communist countries survived. The government doled out privileges to selected classes of people in order to ensure compliance. Like a drug dealer, the government keeps people hooked by the constant threat that they can withdraw this drug at any time for any reason (or no reason). Another benefit was that the government created a privileged class in their societies that they could count on for support -- under the threat of withdrawing the drug.

(Screen capture made. No terms or conditions violated. My comments are relevant to the discussion.)

Anonymous said...

The TSA Pre Check can not, and never will, be able to identify terrorists. No background check can identify all possible terrorists - not possible.

This program is nothing by public relations for frequent fliers. It not only doesn’t improve security, it actually reduces it.

JoJo said...

This is such a racket. It's a mob-style shakedown that allows people to pay you off in an attempt - but no guarantee - to avoid the hassle, humiliation, theft, and safety concerns your staff and machines cause. "Gee. Dat sure is a nice body you got dere. Sure would be a shame if anyting were to... happen to it. O' course, dere is a way around all dis. 's called TSA pre-check and how it works is you give me money and I might let you pass."

Screenshot taken.

Anonymous said...

TSA Pre✓™: You give the TSA personal information. (Do they have any obligation or procedures to properly safeguard it from hackers or misuse?) In exchange, you get the possibility of expedited screening at a very few terminals and gates.

Normal TSA screening: You give the TSA your tax dollars, time, convenience, privacy, liberty, and bodily integrity. In exchange, you get the appearance of security, which includes contempt, condescension, and maddening inconsistency that they have the audacity to claim is a "security strategy of unpredictability."

Both seem very bad bargains. Caveat Emptor.

Anonymous said...

"...Anonymous said...
TSA Pre✓™: You give the TSA personal information. (Do they have any obligation or procedures to properly safeguard it from hackers or misuse?) In exchange, you get the possibility of expedited screening at a very few terminals and gates...."

It is a sneaky way to get Americans to voluntarially give their personal information to the government, as well as a gigantic money maker. Nothing more, and I think, quite dangerous!

Anonymous said...

"It is a sneaky way to get Americans to voluntarially give their personal information to the government"
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Because we all know that unless you sign up for Pre, there is no way the gov't can get ahold of your personal information. OK.

Anonymous said...

Another step towards needing gov't permission to travel in our own country. That's what they do in North Korea. Not the role model I want the USA to follow!

Anonymous said...

I want to bring my betta from ny to Vancouver. I got him on my trip and I'm leaving today. I am using air Canada. How should I bring him