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The Spleen
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
25363 posts

re: TSA pre-check
It really depends on the airport(s) you frequent. I've been in several airports where the normal line is shorter and just as quick as the pre-check line. But I've also been in some dreadful regular TSA lines that made me wish I had pre-check.


UpToPar
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
18147 posts

re: TSA pre-check
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No I only fly for pleasure and might carry an ipad at most. Travel with the wife and two kids (7 & 10)




With pre-check you could leave the ipad in your carryon and leave your shoes and belt on, but you won't really enjoy the benefit of getting through security quicker unless your wife gets pre-check as well.


soccerfüt
Truth Detective
Member since May 2013
36527 posts

re: TSA pre-check
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Nothing makes my angrier faster than standing in line at security.
What makes your hungrier faster than standing in line at Golden Corral?


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usc6158
Southern Cal Fan
Member since Feb 2008
28001 posts

re: TSA pre-check
Get Global Entry for $100 and it includes TSA Pre. Worth every penny even if you don't travel a lot.


Geauxld Finger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2005
28307 posts

re: TSA pre-check
Worth every fricking cent. Get global entry of you do a lot of out of the country traveling


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Janky
LSU Fan
Team Primo
Member since Jun 2011
27070 posts

re: TSA pre-check
Yeah, my wife will get it as well. I think kids are exempt to age 14 as long as they are traveling with us.


nugget
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2009
8390 posts

re: TSA pre-check
Yes but who doesn't fly into big cities at some point? It's not BTR or MSY that makes it great, its when you're coming back through from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, etc that makes it really worth it.


fjlee90
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2016
2291 posts

re: TSA pre-check
I recommend it. Check your credit card. Some of them will pay for it. If you tend to travel abroad, global entry is your friend.


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UpToPar
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
18147 posts

re: TSA pre-check
Then it’s probably worth it. FYI, some credit cards will cover the fee.

Article on CC that pay for pre-check/global entry


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The Spleen
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
25363 posts

re: TSA pre-check
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Yes but who doesn't fly into big cities at some point? It's not BTR or MSY that makes it great, its when you're coming back through from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, etc that makes it really worth it.



Day of travel makes a difference as well. Saturday mornings at most airports are dreadful for the regular line, especially Atlanta, O'Hare, DFW, etc. Flew out of Pittsburgh last month on a Monday morning and there was no line in the regular area, and a long one in the Pre-Check.


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aTmTexas Dillo
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East Texas Lake
Member since Sep 2018
1710 posts

re: TSA pre-check
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Has anyone here done this? Do you find it is helpful when going through screening?


Yes, my wife and I signed up for Pre Check. It allows us to pass through security in a minimal amount of time. You go through the metal detector and not the X Ray. However if you have something not recognized in the carry on screening progress will come to a screeching halt. My wife carried rock bookends in a large purse. TSA spent fifteen minutes waiting for somebody to screen her purse and to flag her along.
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BigPerm30
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Aug 2011
13462 posts

re: TSA pre-check
I fly a shite ton and it’s definitely worth it. The only time it sucks is when you get one of these geriatrics who haven’t flown since the 50s and get the random pre-check. They act like they’ve never been through a metal detector before. I had this one old frick try to walk through it with a pocket knife in his cargo shorts. Then goes back through again and has about $30 in change in one of his other pockets.


bigberg2000
LSU Fan
houston, from chalmette
Member since Sep 2005
61840 posts

re: TSA pre-check
A couple of years ago I randomly had the pre check thing on my ticket. I didn’t even really notice it until they told me. It was great but still not sure how me and my mom got it. I was flying us to Disney so we wouldn’t have to make the drive from Houston.


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Breauxsif
LSU Fan
Member since May 2012
6775 posts

re: TSA pre-check
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Comes in handy even in airports like BTR

False, BTR is the only airport where you can arrive 40 mins before your flight and pass through security in 5 mins.


nugget
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2009
8390 posts

re: TSA pre-check
Yea I never understand how the people in the pre check line end up not knowing wtf is going on. Like they'll start taking off their shoes and unloading their entire bag.


EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
4272 posts

re: TSA pre-check
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subject my junk to the screener perv.


thatsmyfetish.jpg


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Bard
LA-Monroe Fan
Tigerdroppings Platinum Member
Member since Oct 2008
33967 posts

re: TSA pre-check
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Has anyone here done this? Do you find it is helpful when going through screening?




Got mine a few years back, it's been worth every penny.

For slow times at MSY it will make no difference (ie: they may not have it manned) but it's a sheer joy when things are busy to bypass dozens of people to go almost immediately through (I think my longest wait in a Pre-Check line has been about 7 minutes and that was at JFK during a busy time).


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nugget
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2009
8390 posts

re: TSA pre-check
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False, BTR is the only airport where you can arrive 40 mins before your flight and pass through security in 5 mins.


All regional airports are like this


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usc6158
Southern Cal Fan
Member since Feb 2008
28001 posts

re: TSA pre-check
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Yea I never understand how the people in the pre check line end up not knowing wtf is going on. Like they'll start taking off their shoes and unloading their entire bag.



Most of these people are the ones who get randomly selected and aren't used to using the precheck line, so they act like they would in normal security.


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lucaslsu
USA Fan
LSU!
Member since Oct 2007
7796 posts

re: TSA pre-check
It’s worth it just to not have to remove shoes, belt, laptop, etc.

Lifesaver timewise out of bigger airports too.


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