Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TSA Pre✓™ Begins at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) with US Airways


TSA Precheck Logo.
As of today, TSA Pre✓™ is now available for select US Airways frequent flyers and CBP Trusted Traveler members at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). The TSA Pre✓™  line is located at the Terminal 4A security checkpoint.

Have you already opted into TSA Pre™ but rarely get selected for expedited screening? Here are some possible reasons why as well as some tips:

  • First off, to keep things random and unpredictable for anyone with bad intentions, there are times where you may not be selected for expedited screening. 
  • TSA Pre✓™ is currently only available for U.S. citizens traveling domestically on a participating airline, out of a participating airport. Click here for the most updated list.
  • If you are a member of a CBP Trusted Traveler program, be sure you’re including your PASS ID – found in the top-left corner on the back of your membership card – in the ‘Known Traveler’ field every time you book a flight. If you’re not sure it’s in there, especially if you’re not booking it yourself, you can always call your airline to confirm that your number is on the reservation before you fly. 

Bonus Tip: Did you know that kids 12 and under can travel with you through the TSA Pre✓™ lane? If you didn't, now you know! That info might come in handy this summer.

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 keep their shoes and belts on, and keep their laptops in their bags. Also, it is free to many members who have been opted in by participating airlines. To see if you may qualify for TSA Pre✓™ benefits please click here.

Here are some other TSA Pre✓™ posts that might interest you:


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16 comments:

RB said...

TSA Pre Check does nothing for the vast majority of travelers.

It is high time that TSA instituted reasonable screening procedures for all travelers. End the Strip Search Machines. End the TSA Sexual Assault Feel Downs. End the TSA BS that infests our airports.

Anonymous said...

No one should have to remove shoes. belts or jackets. Why just a lucky few??

Anonymous said...

I hope the PHX screeners are actually doing their jobs and aren't distracted by their phones!

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2012/08/27/tsa-moves-fire-bag-screeners-suspend-logan/XpOcnodDyWaqYK3ZgPUltN/story.html

Of course, Bob, it's TSA employee policy to not use one's phone when on duty, so I just can't see how any of this actually happened.

Care to comment?

Anonymous said...

Why do we still have to remove our shoes? At almost every other airport around the world, shoe removal is not required. None of those planes have fallen from the sky, so obviously their security works. Plus, the shoe bomber's flight originated out of Paris and not the U.S., so why are we forced to remove shoes.

I'm also curious as to why the U.S. still uses backscatter x-ray scanners when they have been banned in Europe for health reasons. If Europe has banned them, I really question how safe they actually are. I know I wouldn't want to work around them on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

Why is this not the default level of screening for ALL passengers, instead of a perk reserved for the wealthy elite?

Anonymous said...

"No one should have to remove shoes. belts or jackets. Why just a lucky few??"

And remember, the TSA does not profile! Just because the young and old are treated differently does not mean the TSA profiles! It means that the TSA...well, profiles, but even that profiling is not profiling!

Anonymous said...

"I'm also curious as to why the U.S. still uses backscatter x-ray scanners when they have been banned in Europe for health reasons. If Europe has banned them, I really question how safe they actually are. I know I wouldn't want to work around them on a daily basis."

I'm curious when TSORon, among others, thinks that flights from Europe will be stopped because Europe doesn't use the scanners. Ron and others predicted that it would be months ago.

How's that looking, Ron?

Anonymous said...

Pre✓ is a tool for shutting up TSA critics.

I call for restoration of civil rights and sensible screening procedures for all!

Anonymous said...

"I'm curious when TSORon, among others, thinks that flights from Europe will be stopped because Europe doesn't use the scanners."

Someone should tell TSORon that many flights from Europe don't insist on TSA's shoe carnival, either.

Someone should tell TSA that security personnel in Europe are polite and professional.

TSA could learn a lot from their overseas counterparts.

Anonymous said...

Flying is not a necessity, you CHOOSE to participate. If you don't like it, travel by car or boat. I have a NEXUS card and think the TSA program is great and the trusted traveller programs are very affordable. Obviously I would like to see it at every Airport but for now I'm just happy when I find one that does. Also, I must say that people don't or can't read. Most of the time wasted at check points is due to passenger stupidity, not the TSA screeners. The priority line for frequent travelers seems to end once you get to the lines for X-ray, if theses lines remained reserved for people who know how to travel life would be much easier for those who travel frequently. Quit griping about your rights and provide some constructive feedback. You have a right NOT to fly.

Anonymous said...

How about the whiners that are so afraid of their own shadow be the ones to choose not to fly and leave the rest of us with our Constitutional liberties?

Anonymous said...

You really think that TSA is keeping us safe? Safe from what? They will keep preaching they're protecting us from terrorist JUST so they won't get their budget trimmed. It's like someone who is getting welfare from the gov, they never want to lose that flow of money. Last I've herd, every time something has happened on a plane, it was the PASSENGERS on the plane that took care of the situation. NOT tsa… Just saying

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So, on-topic, guideline-following comments are censored, but obvious spam is posted? Wow. Thank you, TSA! Keep up the *great* work.

Wintermute said...

And the irony is that even when pointed out, the link spam remains, along with my off-topic comment pointing it. Wow. Now, can you go back and approve all my on-topic comments and remove both the spam and the off-topic comment pointing it out?

That said, this explains pretty much everything one needs to know about the TSA.

Anonymous said...

This program is the biggest joke! I paid the $100 for Global Entry and have had 4 opportunities to pass through security using Precheck. Thee times, they pulled me out of the Precheck lane, said I was randomly selected for normal security checks and sent me to the regular security lines. The fourth time I was told that lane was closed because for the red eye flights there is not enough staff to keep it open. It's absurd. Save your $100 -- because I also tried using the Global Entry kiosks coming back from Mexico and both were malfunctioning/wouldn't read anyone's passport.