TSA PreCheck begins at Indianapolis Airport

TSA PreCheck began August 7 at Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Off the bat it incudes American, Delta, United and US (see press release).

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  • Ron

    I got a chance to use it this morning via Global Entry and I was in and out of the A checkpoint in less than a minute. I was already late for my flight and it really saved the day!

  • Never knew how great precheck was until I somehow got it at SEA last week, it is a breeze, through security in 45 seconds. I can’t wait for us to get it here at DEN.

  • Fisher1949

    According to FAA data there are 368 primary airports in the US. Putting Pre Check in 35 of them only for use by frequent fliers is not going to have any positive impact on delays. This is a PR move by TSA to placate the airlines best customers, not the average traveler.

    In the past eighteen months only 2 million passengers have used PreCheck, some of them several times. By comparison there are over 700 million passengers per year or 1.05 billion people in that time.

    The chances of you being able to use this is 0.19% or less than 2 in 1,000 trips and then only if you are a Delta, United, American or US Airways frequent flier. If you fly on Southwest or Jet Blue forget it.

    If they increase this to 100 times its current size, that would still be less than 200 in 100,000 or 1 in every 500 passengers. That is not going to speed up the lines for anyone other than the very few elites.

    Why would the average traveler be happy to hear about a biased program that favors those with money and treats them as being more equal than everyone else?

    Since even Precheck members only get to actually use the service once in 5 or 10 trips, often after paying $100 to enroll, why would they sign up for a service that is arbitrary and seldom useful?

    This is a corrupt program that rewards those spending lots of money with one of these four airlines with reduced security abuse and excludes millions of law abiding and trustworthy citizens simply because they don’t spend enough with the TSA selected carriers.

    This is unfair and an insult to the basic tenets of equality. Would people be happy if TSA offered this only to millionaires, whites, men or college graduates? If not then they should oppose this along with the exemptions for other ‘special” groups. As the Ft Hood tragedy demonstrated, terrorists can even be high ranking Army psychiatrists.

    If these security measures aren’t applied to everyone equally, then they simply won’t work and should be stopped.

    There should be a class action suit brought against the airlines and TSA for this assault on the average traveler.