|September 22, 2015|
TSA Discontinues Managed Inclusion Program For PreCheck Security Lines
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced they will discontinue its Managed Inclusion Program, which allows frequent travelers to use the PreCheck security lines at airports without paying the fee. The TSA has been allowing “low-risk” travelers to use the expedited lanes in order to speed up the security process.
The Managed Inclusion Program has been disliked by those who are officially enrolled in the program since it slows down these expedited lines with travelers unfamiliar with the process. Additionally, a Homeland Security report revealed that a convicted felon and former member of a domestic terrorist group used the Managed Inclusion Program and cleared the PreCheck lanes – though he was identified and re-screened before boarding the plane.
Travelers interested in enrolling in the PreCheck program, can pay the $85 application fee and complete the in-person interview at one of 330 application centers around the country. The traveler’s PreCheck status is valid for five (5) years. Once enrolled, travelers don’t need to remove shoes, belt, or light jacket and can keep laptops and 3-1-1 liquids in their bags. The program is available in more than 150 airports nationwide and most major American carriers participate, including Delta, United, and American.
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