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Unsolicited TSA Pre?

Markg2
New Arrival

My wife never went through the process to become a known traveler yet started getting the TSA pre on her checkin document about 4 flights ago all on SW and all Denver/Portland, OR.

 

I haven't flown in maybe 7 years. I'm flying tomorrow Denver/Miami and my checkin document also has TSA Pre on it.

 

Does my TSA have the same benefits as those folks who have actually applied, paid a fee and been interviewed?

 

If yes, then I guess I'm missing something...

 

Mark

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Re: Unsolicited TSA Pre?

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor
Solution

Yes, the benefits are the same. The main reason to apply and pay for TSA PreCheck is knowing you'll have PreCheck everytime you fly and you aren't just hoping you'll get lucky. For someone that flies often, knowing PreCheck will be on the ticket is well worth the fee. 

Re: Unsolicited TSA Pre?

Whiskchef
New Arrival

My teenage son has been getting tsa pre on his boarding passes lately  as well. Can someone please explaim how and why this is happening?

Re: Unsolicited TSA Pre?

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

Same situation as the original poster, it's a determination TSA makes, perhaps randomly.