Entertainment Are you in the TSA Pre✓® program?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Bobby Axelrod, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Bobby Axelrod

    Bobby Axelrod Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    17,609
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2016
    Messages:
    3,176
    Likes Received:
    4,063
    Is it hard to do? Worth it? How long did it take to get approved?
     
  2. Getthepoisonout

    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

    Reputations:
    52,421
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,773
    Likes Received:
    6,079
    Yes and no. I have NEXUS which is what you need to cross the border but it also gets you in to TSA Pre and in Canada you bypass all security lines and go to your own line with 2 or 3 people in front of you only. Crossing the border you have your own car lane and whiz right through. Took about 4 months to get it. Needed to give my finger prints and retina scan but so worth the $50 for 5 years.
     
  3. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

    Reputations:
    213,658
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    49,749
    Likes Received:
    23,825
    You had to bring your own fingerprints?

    Does anyone know if you have to do that for pre Check or global entry?
     
  4. Skippy

    Skippy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    5,761
    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    813
    I've been in pre check for about 2 years. One of the best things I have ever done since I live on Long Island and JFK/LGA have super shitty TSA lines. I travel a lot for work so I need it. I applied on the TSA website, a few weeks later I was told to report to some office to get vetted. Luckily I didn't have to go to the airport, I think it was some third party that handles government applications. I showed my birth certificate and passport, got finger printed, they asked some questions and I was out. I paid $85 on my American Express. At the time, Amex would give you a credit back for the application fee, but I'm not sure if they are still doing that. A week or two later, I got my pre check number and I was set.

    it really is a time saver. I flew round trip from JFK to Las Vegas last week. At the Vegas airport on my return trip, there was a huge line for regular security. There was literally NO ONE at the pre check line. I went from the curb to the other side of security in two minutes. You get to keep your shoes and belt on, liquids stay in bag, laptop stays in bag.

    Even if you fly once or twice a year, it is so worth getting pre check. Just to save a few minutes away from the unwashed masses on the TSA line, its worth the $$.

    I am going to apply for Nexus next, I have a few trips to Canada coming up.
     
  5. Heatmiser

    Heatmiser VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    20,958
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,010
    Likes Received:
    4,421
    Even if you don't travel often it is worth it. 85 bucks for 5 years. I travel often and it is great. You fill out information online, then when you go to the center to do a in person interview it is maybe a 15 minute interview which is basically answering the same questions you were asked online. It takes a few weeks to a month to get the approval after the interview. The only issue I see is it depends on where you live and where the closest center is that you can go do the interview. I think this is less of an issue now a day compared to a few years back.
     
    Bobby Axelrod and Biff DiBiase like this.
  6. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

    Reputations:
    103,080
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    42,909
    Likes Received:
    15,341
    I don't have it but I get it almost every time I fly. So does my wife. And she flies every other week.
     
  7. You Knew!

    You Knew! Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3,571
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,095
    Likes Received:
    955
    Yes, but don't know how I got it.
     
    Bobby Axelrod likes this.
  8. YodaQuiversStern

    YodaQuiversStern Turn and face the strange

    Reputations:
    53,217
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Messages:
    3,945
    Likes Received:
    8,780
    Worth it, was a piece of cake to get.
     
    Bobby Axelrod and Mr Fantastic like this.
  9. AcquiringSignal

    AcquiringSignal Girthy VIP

    Reputations:
    92,524
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    6,611
    Likes Received:
    17,166
    Yes but don't get it. Last thing we need is more people in the pre-check line
     
  10. smoking baby

    smoking baby Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    66,702
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    521
    I dont fly, to much of a pussy
     
    Bobby Axelrod likes this.
  11. EvolvedMarbles

    EvolvedMarbles Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    11,530
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,616
    Likes Received:
    2,809
    Nexus in the states gets you tsa pre + fast crossing by car.
     
  12. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

    Reputations:
    103,080
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    42,909
    Likes Received:
    15,341
    I keep telling my wife to go ahead and get it but she doesn't want to go to the trouble until she stops getting it most of the time anyway. I was going to get it but the flight I was taking every three weeks was on Sunday night at DFW and the precheck line was closed. Plus the precheck line in Dulles actually takes longer than the regular line. You have to walk much farther to get to your gate or train after you go through it. It would probably be different if I flew around to more than just two airports.
     
  13. Mr Fantastic

    Mr Fantastic Found Nemo VIP

    Reputations:
    116,015
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    9,086
    Likes Received:
    22,485
    I missed a connection at La Guardia last year and had 3 hours to kill, so I went up and talked to the nice young lady at the TSA Pre sign up cubicle they had setup. Paid my 85 bucks, answered a few questions, scanned my tips (she said just the tip) and I was done. Arrived in the mail a little more than 2 weeks later and it is a godsend.

    No lines. No removing shit from your bag or taking off your shoes. Hallelujah.

    But, I agree with Aquiring, don't go to the trouble. :shitcoffee:
     
  14. Hamster

    Hamster Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    26,912
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,780
    Likes Received:
    4,052
    Again depends on your airport.... if you live in a hub like DFW, ORD or ATL and travel on Monday a.m. and Friday p.m. with the entire consulting world then it helps a little but sometimes the Pre line is longer than the regular. But it's nice to not have to take off your shoes and coats and stuff. Worth the $$$.

    CLEAR is good if you do Orlando a lot. Coming out of there is horrible. Kids, strollers, etc.
     
  15. Kool

    Kool Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    32,192
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    8,623
    Likes Received:
    8,829
    I went in for a TSA job years ago and they rejected me
     
  16. freds

    freds you broke it VIP

    Reputations:
    202,547
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    61,833
    Likes Received:
    27,637
    me too. i think my age and my background working in aviation gave me a free pass. i didn't apply but i'm on it.
     
    Bobby Axelrod and You Knew! like this.
  17. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    541,051
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    119,537
    Likes Received:
    90,904
     
    Bobby Axelrod likes this.
  18. zhukov

    zhukov Time traveler Gold

    Reputations:
    90,562
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    30,419
    Likes Received:
    9,983
    I have it. Make sure you register the number with the airlines you fly or they won't always put it on your boarding passes.
     
    Rupert Pupkin likes this.
  19. Bobby Axelrod

    Bobby Axelrod Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    17,609
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2016
    Messages:
    3,176
    Likes Received:
    4,063
    My mobile boarding pass from United had a green TSA Pre✓in the upper right corner. Does that mean I have it!?!? I never applied for it.
     
    freds likes this.
  20. Getthepoisonout

    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

    Reputations:
    52,421
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,773
    Likes Received:
    6,079
    I enjoyed that.