TSA – How to Get TSA-Pre Without Signing Up
I noticed on our last plane tickets to San Francisco using United Airlines, that my wife and I both had TSA-pre status printed on our tickets. When we got to the security lines, we were directed to the TSA-Pre line and zipped through security without taking off our jackets or shoes – Yeah!
I was initially confused as to why this happened, because we have not signed up for the TSA program and paid the $85.00.
It appears now from my experience and things that I read online, that if you have a Frequent-Flyer number from the airline you are flying, then they will give you TSA-Pre status.
What I’ve done now is to sign up with two other airlines and their Frequent Flyer programs – they call them different things.
I’m hopeful that now I will never have to go through a regular TSA screening and can keep my shoes, belts and coats on when I go through the TSA-Pre.