The TSA has made a great decision to expand PreCheck, the program that expedites airport security for pre-screened and paying customers. It signals a sophisticated, risk-based approach to security that will save everyone involved time and money.
If you could get an upgrade from economy to business, you'd do that, right? Well, getting TSA PreCheck is basically the pre-flight upgrade equivalent, and it's something that every American citizen who flies often should consider getting. Here's everything you need to know about TSA PreCheck.
Relief is in sight, ye weary travelers setting off to farflung parts of this sphere we call Earth: Screening lines at airports are about to get a lot speedier for travelers flying on international airlines now that the Transportation Security Administration has expanded its PreCheck program.
Long Transportation Security Administration lines aren’t just for airports anymore. The government agency has encouraged members of the public to sign up for its PreCheck program to speed things along as security lines got longer, and the problem is that the public listened. Now they’re facing long waits for approval in the program, which requires a background check when you first enroll.
As passengers waited in seemingly endless lines to get through airport security this summer, the Transportation Safety Administration encouraged travelers to sign up for its PreCheck program, which offers expedited screening.
The Transportation Security Administration continues to try to wriggle itself out of the tough spot it’s found itself in, with passengers, airlines, lawmakers, and airport officials chiming in on excessively long wait times at security checkpoints in our nation’s airports.
"I always tell people I won't apologize for doing our job well,
but I do apologize to the people who found themselves stranded in
- TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger
Two days ago we showed a video that promptly became viral of what was a line at Midway Airport that, somewhat hyperbolically, stretched for miles.