Sunday, October 20, 2013

TSA Pre Check

I applied for the TSA Pre-Check security program more than two years ago. Because of some stupid things I did as a 17-year old that I got caught doing, I was declined. Twice! But those mistakes were more than forty years ago, so I appealed theough the TSA ombudsman. This week, my conditional approval came through (subject to a brief in-person interview scheduled in a couple of weeks).

I fly for business a lot-- nearly 3,000,000 domestic miles in my career! Today was the first time I checked through airport security and got to use Pre. It was so fast and easy, I almost wept! I didn't have to take off my shoes or belt, or empty my pockets or laptop bag. It was the nicest experience I've had since increased screening began twelve years ago!

Thank you, TSA! You made my day!

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