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TSA Pre✓ Coming to McCarran

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by SH0CK, Sep 5, 2013.

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  1. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    So who's up for paying $85 for 5 years of TSA Precheck?

    For those interested in signing up (when available)
    http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/tsa-precheck-application-process
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    I've been using pre-check on Delta at LAS for years. but that's exciting that they're expanding it to so many more airports. I hate traveling through airports without it.
     
  3. smartone

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    Thanks for this! I sure will
     
  4. g-didi

    g-didi Low-Roller

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    Do research before paying for precheck. Paying the fee does not guarantee you will enjoy precheck every time you fly.

    Make sure that the airline you travel participates. Southwest does not as of yet and rumours abound that it may take a while as it requires an IT update for a place to put your "Trusted Traveller" number.

    You need to make sure the airports you frequent offer precheck to get value for your fee. Read up where the precheck checkpoint is located - not every checkpoint has precheck.

    If you have NEXUS or Global Entry you are already a Trusted Traveller. Be sure to enter your number in the extra field if your airline participates.

    Its a better experience at the airport with precheck for sure. Just know its not perfect as you are still subject to being randomly selected for additional screening.
     
  5. lotso-bear

    lotso-bear VIP Whale

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    Pre-Check isn't new to LAS.

    Instead of paying $85 for just Pre-Check, one might as well pay $100 for Global Entry or $50 for NEXUS since they give you more benefits.
     
  6. Turtleman

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    I have Global Entry, which I've been using in Atlanta and Vegas. Worth every penny!
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Global Entry is also great when traveling out of the country. skipping the entire customs and immigration lines is sweet!
     
  8. Jimbo338

    Jimbo338 VIP Whale

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    I don't fly frequently enough to be bothered by TSA but if I was a frequent flyer, it would be a god send!

    Jimbo338
     
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    Anyone near the Canada Border should think about Nexus - its the better bang for your buck. $50 gets you Nexus approval which comes with Global Entry ($100 if you apply for it alone!) and both are good for TSAPre.

    (You do need to go through a Canadian and US security check and interview. So be careful if you have DUIs etc)
     
  10. lotso-bear

    lotso-bear VIP Whale

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    Definitely. You can even use Global Entry in Australia.
     
  11. xizor

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    I got into the TSA preCheck program through my American Airlines platinum status. Does anyone know if I still get to do precheck if I fly with a different airline like say Delta?
     
  12. vegasdrea

    vegasdrea Buckle Bunny

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    I was wondering about this, I'm going to have to do some research and see if it's good for me.
     
  13. g-didi

    g-didi Low-Roller

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    I believe you will not have precheck at Delta if you qualified through AA's status program. Initially the program was for frequent travelers invited by their airline. So if Delta hasnt invited you and you accepted/opted in etc then you wont get it.

    The way around it is to get Trusted Traveler status by way of GE, Nexus or the new pay program from TSA. You will get a Trusted Traveler number that you add to your booking.
     
  14. lotso-bear

    lotso-bear VIP Whale

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    UK and German citizens can apply for this as well.
     
  15. CosmoM

    CosmoM Low-Roller

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    I usually fly United with TSA Pre-Check based on my SENTRI pass, but I just flew Delta to Vegas and I entered my SENTRI card number into my frequent flier account with Delta, just after booking the flight.

    My Delta boarding pass had TSA-Pre printed on it for the LAX and LAS segments.

    Vegas Pre-Check is nice for now. I was the only person in line when I left Monday morning.


    Cheers,

    Cosmo
     
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