Following up yesterday’s, here’s another TSA PreCheck tip: If you have TSA PreCheck and are flying an airline that you rarely fly, and you find that the TSA PreCheck checkmark isn’t showing up on your ticket—maybe you “think” you input it correctly or called an agent and they did it for you (both happened to me in the past month)—then I highly recommend going to a check-in agent at the airport and asking them to doublecheck that the information was properly input. If not, they can reprint your boarding pass for you so that it shows that you have TSA PreCheck.
After I printed my boarding pass at home and didn’t see the TSA PreCheck logo on both my Virgin America and Air Canada tickets last month, I went to both ticket counters to find out if my Trusted Traveler # had been registered. Turns out it hadn’t, even though for one of those flights, I had called a booking agent (I manually entered the other one). Same thing happened to my wife as well.
Because I went to the counter at the airport, I ended up getting the information input correctly and so didn’t have to take my shoes off. Now it’s in my record properly for good.
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