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Some good news from Delta today from Delta that we will no longer have to “hope” we are selected by TSA PreCheck (I always feel like a puppy waiting for a treat when I wait for the 3 beeps)!
We’ve got some good news for you if you’ve already experienced TSA PreCheck. Starting today, we will become the first airline to print an indicator on kiosk-printed boarding passes to give you some advance notice if you’ve been selected for TSA PreCheck. On Thursday, April 19, we’ll add a similar indicator on OCI and mobile boarding passes. The indicators will be available at the start of the check-in window in all formats.
“TSA PRECHK” will appear immediately underneath the passenger name on printed boarding passes and for customers using mobile boarding passes the TSA PreCheck logo will appear at the top right corner above the barcode.
The TSA PreCheck indicator will appear on boarding passes throughout your itinerary whether the airport has TSA PreCheck or not so be sure to verify that the airport is a participating location.
The addition of this visual queue does not change any other aspect of the program, but it gives you some valuable information. While passengers with the TSA PreCheck indicator have been pre-cleared, no passenger is ever guaranteed expedited screening. The TSA continues to incorporate random, unpredictable screening measures. – DLCorpGuy
But, as the last few lines say, we may still get randomly pulled out by TSA. It will be fun to see what difference this does make in practice.
The above video, from the BBC about NWA/Delta 253, is worth reviewing. While a few years old, it touches on some topics that I think we, as frequent flyers, should keep in mind and even apply. I want you all especially to notice the ideas at the end of the video. The suggestions from the “El AL” security individual. Technology will hopefully help out, but so can we. We who fly all the time know … Continue reading
I had a post before about how to enter in your “Known Traveler” number you got as part of GOES that you can have rebated back when you get the Platinum Membership Rewards card ($100 good for 5 years) and also gets you TSA Pre as well.(not to mention $200 per year in incidental fees credited back to you and Skyclub access and other lounges as well). For a while now, if your Skymiles “name” … Continue reading
Hello Everyone, If you are like me, you hate waiting in lines at the airport! Here are some awesome ways to you can get to where you want to go faster! Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. You have to submit to a background check, but being able to swipe your passport at the kiosk and … Continue reading
There are days when I just want to pull my hair out when I log on to Delta.com (I know, I know, don’t say it)! My tiny rant today is about how Delta tends to put your First and Middle name in the same box on Delta.com. Go look for yourself and see if that is not the case for you! You get there with: Skymiles/Manage My Account/Manage Profile then go to bottom of page! … Continue reading
One of my problems, and I bet it’s also common among most who have knowledge about any subject, is forgetting to put in step 5. Oh we walk you to step 1-4, but “everyone knows to then go to step 5 right”? NO! So I should have put this information in the post Sunday. TSA PRE is just tops and you don’t have to just take just my word for it; look how happy my … Continue reading
Most of the thousands of visitors to DeltaPoints each day understand the list above. We get that earning elite status is nice and what it can bring us with our airline. We get that a 3 hr connection is just the right amount of time so we can enjoy time to “decompress” in the Skyclub with a beer or a glass of wine or a soft drink and free wifi. We use the sky priority … Continue reading
“Excuse me, Sir, is this your bag?” I hate to hear these words at security! Several years back (about 15+), I was returning through the OLD Detroit Airport from Sweden. Inbound flight was delayed and missed our connection to SBN. Back then without status or club access we were forced to leave the secured side and go back to the ticket counter for re-booking. That done, we wearily made our way back to … Continue reading
I loved my last trip to Florida where I ended up getting PAID for the 3 day vacation in the sun where for the first time I almost RAN through security. All the things we loathe like shoes off, laptops out, belts off and radiation dosing scanners that “One Mile at a Time” refuses no matter what was not an issue for me as I had the old trusted metal detector flavor. Having done this … Continue reading
Last week SFO airport was in turmoil over a TSA scan of a potential bomb. Was it a bomb? No, it was an oxygen tank for an elderly lady. Before your head starts spinning and thinking all the things I did, like – “what, didn’t she pack it? She didn’t know what was in her own bag?” etc etc etc! Why do I say this? All of a sudden I had a flashback. Before I … Continue reading
Several years ago when my wife and I were still newlyweds and checking in for our return flight home from Sweden the agent suddenly discovered a problem. My wife’s passport was issued in her maiden name, but the award ticket she was traveling on was issued in her married name. The agent said this was not the same person and said my wife could not fly! Fortunately, my wife had had her passport amended to … Continue reading
What happened to my bags? Lost for good? Oh no…… It rarely happens, but if your bag is lost altogether the liability limit is $3300.00 per passenger domestic, $20.00 per kilogram international for checked baggage and $400.00 for unchecked baggage both per passenger. This is really interesting since it is substantially less than the provision for domestic flights. Doing the math, 2 bags, 50lbs each plus the $400 for a carry-on results in a … Continue reading
Flying is different than it used to be to be sure. We now have TSA screenings, pat downs, liquid bans, air marshals, no fly lists – and isn’t it amazing how quickly we’ve adapted to the “new normal”? We’re all more aware, noticing things we formerly were too absorbed in our own world to even see. While everyone must decide for themselves what to do in any given situation, here’s what happened to me on … Continue reading