Tuesday, July 24, 2012

TSA Pre✓™ Check In: News for LAX and IAH!



TSA Pre™ Expands at LAX to Include United Airlines – As of today, TSA Pre✓™ operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will be live at Terminal 7 with United Airlines.

TSA Pre™ Begins at George Bush Intercontinental Airport – Also starting today, TSA Pre✓™ operations at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) will be live. Select United Airlines frequent travelers and members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits when flying domestically.

TSA Pre™ Tip: TSA Pre✓™ participants who qualify via their membership in a CBP Trusted Traveler program should enter their full name exactly as it appears on their Global Entry card or in their GOES account, along with date of birth, gender, and nine digit PASS ID number, when making a reservation for travel on a TSA Pre✓™ participating airline. A reservation made with a name that does not exactly match a passenger’s Global Entry card or GOES account will result in the passenger not being considered for TSA Pre✓™ screening.  It is important to note, however, that TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
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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

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29 comments:

The Tri State Flyer said...

Bob, thanks for the heads up and keep up the good work, and thank you TSA Officers, you keep my travels safe and on time- I'm mighty happy you Officers are out there, the sting of 9/11 is still there, I miss you Joshua.

Anonymous said...

Stop lying.

http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/escreening.shtm
"TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening..."

Anonymous said...

Congrats on nearly pushing the feeding tube incident -- not even a week old -- off the blog front page.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Bob...QUICK! Only two more puppy posts and the travesty about the woman with the feeding tube is off the page.

Adrian said...

Can you cite any studies that demonstrate any sort of correlation between information PreCheck collects and the risk of a person having terrorist intentions?

Everything I ever read about the de-funded Total Information Awareness program (later called Terrorist Information Awareness) said that no good correlations were ever found. That's not surprising. Since there are very, very few terrorists. Statistically, it would be extremely difficult to find any sort of correlation.

What information could PreCheck candidates possibly reveal about themselves that would demonstrate that they are less risk than the non-PreCheck passenger?

With all the talk about risk-based approaches, I'd like to see some evidence that there's actually some risk-based analysis going on.

Anonymous said...

Excellent course of action. The travelers should be paying the price of security. The program should be expanded to all travelers as a mandatory requisite for travel.

Let those that wish to travel pay the piper.

Anonymous said...

I never remove my shoes when I fly to (and over the US). I never remove my shoes when I board in Canada and fly South, over, but not landing in the US. Yet I don´t qualify not to remove my shoes when I fly out of the US.

Make sense? I think not.

No shoe removal should be for all, not a selected few.

RB said...

Would this Pre Check BS have stopped TSA screeners from Strip Searching the lady at DAL and stealing her medically needed food?

What good is Pre Check for the 99% of travelers who cannot join?

Sandra said...

This post came up at 4:54 p.m. and at 5:01 we get the first "atta boy" post!

Bob, you really need to learn to be a bit more covert in asking your buddies to put up favorable comments.

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RB said...

Anonymous said...
Excellent course of action. The travelers should be paying the price of security. The program should be expanded to all travelers as a mandatory requisite for travel.

Let those that wish to travel pay the piper.

July 24, 2012 8:38 PM
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Every airline ticket includes a Security Fee that goes towards providing incompetent TSA security.

Anonymous said...

A billion air travelers per year in the US. This is an untapped source of funding for airport security. All travelers should pay the cost of TSA or be required to go through enhanced security.

Anonymous said...

Once again, why is this not the default level of screening for ALL passengers, rather than a privilege extended to the wealthy few?

Anonymous said...

Finally, I can start to use pre check at LA now. I can’t wait. Thanks for making this program. I’m so excited I had to leave a comment.

Anonymous said...

Bob - have you noted how many incidents are reported on the news where, after the TSA investigation, "proper screening procedures were followed"?

Sorry Bob. We don't buy it. TSA is violating our civil liberties to: 1) Provide a "false sense of security and 2) to perpetuate your unionized job.

The first politician that seriously calls for the termination of the TSA has my vote. We are just fed up with your arrogance and condescending tone. Be a man and stand up for what you know is right, Bob!

RB said...

Anonymous said...
A billion air travelers per year in the US. This is an untapped source of funding for airport security. All travelers should pay the cost of TSA or be required to go through enhanced security.

July 25, 2012 12:24 PM
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There is a security fee that pays for TSA in each and every airline ticket.

However, why would paying more justify not getting the same screening as the next person?

Is paying more evidence of being less of a security risk?

Perhaps that is TSA's thinking but from a security perspective anyone with half a brain can see the fallacy in that position.

TSA Pre Check is just another example of TSA Incompetence.

Anonymous 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..."

...is intended to shut up the people who complain about TSA's violating their rights.

Every citizen starts as a trusted traveler or else the 4th Amendment means nothing.

Anonymous said...

Posted elsewhere.

"I joined the Navy, spent 4 years at the Naval Academy and 5 years on an Ohio Class Sub as an officer overseeing the engine room and a huge nuclear weapons arsenal with 24 Trident ICBMs and I protected our nation, yet I feel like I am being treated like a common criminal by the TSA just to get on a plane.!"

.......................

Happy TSA?

Anonymous said...

A $100 fee, paid directly to TSA for each trip or trip connection flight would do wonders for mitigating the cost of security. The TSA could be self-sustaining and remove any public gripes about agency costs.

Anonymous said...

>> thank you TSA Officers, you keep my
>> travels safe and on time

Wow, Tri State Flyer, TSA now controls the weather too to ensure that all flights are on time? Amazing!

Do you also ask for TSA protection on the drive to the airport? Because your fellow distracted drivers and their cars are far more likely to kill you than any terrorist on a plane.

Anonymous said...

Dear anonymous,

I have news for you! If you can afford to fly, then you're already one of the "wealthy few". Why don't you just pay a few more dollars like the decent Americans who want to make life easy for everyone... or perhaps you have something to hide??

Anonymous said...

Does the TSA have an official comment on this video: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFhACAETu3o&feature=player_embedded#!)

In the video, a purported Chicago police officer indicates that the government (presumably TSA / DHS) is prowling YouTube and forwarding videos to local law enforcement. The officer likely violated the reporter's 1st Amendment rights a number of times by indicating that he couldn't film a TSA checkpoint in a train station, couldn't film police, and shouldn't post videos online.

Please explain what steps will be taken to ensure that all police and TSA "officials," especially those at Union Station, are given proper training about filming and press rights.

Wintermute said...

Anonymous said...

"or perhaps you have something to hide??"

One does not need to have something to hide in order to enjoy the protections afforded to them by the Constitution.

Anonymous said...

Blogger Bob, you plan to explain the process at DEN I witnessed recently, where those with paper boarding passes were required to show them to the TSO at the scanner, but those with e-boarding passes on their phones were told not to worry about it since they couldn't bring the phones through? more inconsistent and arbitrary security theatre which does not contribute to the anti-terrorist mission?

Anonymous said...

Blogger Bob, you plan to explain the process at DEN I witnessed recently, where those with paper boarding passes were required to show them to the TSO at the scanner, but those with e-boarding passes on their phones were told not to worry about it since they couldn't bring the phones through? more inconsistent and arbitrary security theatre which does not contribute to the anti-terrorist mission? 2nd try.

Anonymous said...

Will TSA Pre also be in effect in the new secret rail security system?

Anonymous said...

"A $100 fee, paid directly to TSA for each trip or trip connection flight would do wonders for mitigating the cost of security. The TSA could be self-sustaining and remove any public gripes about agency costs."

$100? No, make it $1000!

Giving more funding to a dysfunctional organization is a terrible idea. Time to cut the TSA budget while moving to contractor screening that we can hold accountable for performance.

I'm sure Mr. Pistole's landmark accomplishment - collective bargaining for the screener corps - is a point of pride for many but we, the people, should probably address the whole aviation security issue at some point. I guess we'll have to decide to stop playing security theater first.

Anonymous said...

"Bob, thanks for the heads up and keep up the good work, and thank you TSA Officers, you keep my travels safe and on time- I'm mighty happy you Officers are out there, the sting of 9/11 is still there, I miss you Joshua."

The screeners are doing a good job somewhere? Where do you live? I'd like to see that.

But you should probably read the oath you took as a civil servant first. I realize you need a job and the TSA offers steady employment (for now) but we really can't afford the cost of employing you, neither from the cost, nor the erosion of liberties or the almost certain disaster that awaits your replacement of security theater for actualy security.

I miss you, G, I'm sorry you died in Iraq for a country so willing to soil the Constitutional liberties you held so dear and for which you paid the ultimate price. (See how that works? Playing maudlin games does not advance the debate)

Anonymous said...

"Every airline ticket includes a Security Fee that goes towards providing incompetent TSA security."

I assumed the additional fee being advocated here was for security, not the jobs program for which we are currently charged. Did I understand incorrectly?

Anonymous said...

Are some of you angry that you don't get to fly? How are a BILLION flyers the "wealthy few" that get to travel? I travel every week for work to support my family. Why should I have to pay more to fly safely? The government funds terrorist countries by the billions and you want me to pay for TSA? Sorry, I'm paying for my towns school tax even though I don't have kids in school.