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Old 05-13-2016, 06:26 PM   #1
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US travelers are in long waiting lines at airports due to TSA. But Jeh Johnson of DHS says be patient.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016...l?intcmp=hpbt3

In the mean time our borders are wide open. No need to check all these illegals. Don't hear oh Jeh boy saying much about this. These liberal azzes are really something.
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:40 PM   #2
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Recently signed up for global entry which includes TSA pre check for domestic travel. Great value for sure. Yesterday the regular line at BWI security ran down the hall at least a few hundred people. I had 4 in front of me at the Precheck line. Probably a 45 minute difference.


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Old 05-14-2016, 02:48 AM   #3
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I've been in TSA lines recently with less than 50 people ahead of me that took over an hour. This slowdown is on purpose.
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Old 05-16-2016, 05:52 PM   #4
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I've been in TSA lines recently with less than 50 people ahead of me that took over an hour. This slowdown is on purpose.
Kind of what I was thinking, it gives them an excuse to spend more money hiring more people. They still gonna search granny and let the covered up folks waltz on through without a problem.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:02 PM   #5
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No real issues here in San Antonio today. I dread hitting a bigger airport though. Pre check is the way to go, however.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:21 PM   #6
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Global Entry..............YEP!
Downside is you have to give up personal info to the man. Just a cluster mess either way you look at the issue!
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:01 PM   #7
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No real issues here in San Antonio today. I dread hitting a bigger airport though. Pre check is the way to go, however.
In my experience lately, the worst troublespots are Laguardia, O'hare, Newark, Philly, Austin, and DFW.

Haven't been through Atlanta or LAX recently. IAH, Hobby, and Love haven't been too bad, but I try to fly off-peak hours.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:40 PM   #8
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Pre check is the way to go.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:57 PM   #9
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I came in from IAH to San Antonio this morning and it wasn't too bad but still. TSA is a sham all for the illusion of security. Checking old ladies and making sure they get every water bottle and hand lotion bottle from every traveler but I saw something recently that they did a "sting" for lack of a better word and were able to get through like 85% of contraband. Your typical TSA agent doesn't look like they care one bit about anything to do with security.
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:09 AM   #10
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Why hire more folks? In my experience, which is pretty significant, just put the other 20 standing at security to work by activating all lanes! It's quite simple from what I've seen.
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:51 AM   #11
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I finally received my pre check approval in the mail and the first time to get to use it at IAH, they had the precheck line closed and waited almost 45 minutes....
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:30 AM   #12
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How long does it typically take to get approved for TSA pre check? Going to be flying several times this year and might as well just do it.
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:40 AM   #13
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Global Entry trumps Pre Check in access, number of airports and efficiency........and cost $100. It is about a 90 day process as it is tough to get an interview date with your local TSA office personnel. All the information for the 2 or 3 programs is below. Everything is done from this link until your face to face interview.

https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/main/goes
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:12 AM   #14
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Thank you sir
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:17 AM   #15
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No problem sir. Pre Check is now $85.............it used to be FREE!!! What a mess honestly.
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:20 AM   #16
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Global Entry trumps Pre Check in access, number of airports and efficiency........and cost $100. It is about a 90 day process as it is tough to get an interview date with your local TSA office personnel. All the information for the 2 or 3 programs is below. Everything is done from this link until your face to face interview.

https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/main/goes
Good information, thanks.
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:18 PM   #17
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How long does it typically take to get approved for TSA pre check? Going to be flying several times this year and might as well just do it.
Took me 4 days.
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:51 PM   #18
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Took me 4 days.

That's quick! I've done the online part and have appt at Bergstrom on 6/3.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:55 PM   #19
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I literally could not find an appt inside 3 months at any of the major airports I frequent for global entry. Then finally had one at Bush on the first day of the big flood which obviously did not work out. Walked in the office in E terminal a week later and the guy processed me immediately with no appt.


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Old 07-05-2016, 10:54 PM   #20
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UPDATE: Had my interview today for GLOBAL ENTRY! I arrived about 45 minutes early and sat down. Within 10 minutes I was asked into the office. 12 minutes later it was all over!!!! I learned the retina scan program I was in about 7 or 8 years ago is still active in Canada but GLOBAL ENTRY trumps all programs. I do have to add my GLOBAL ENTRY number to my frequent flyer accounts to insure smooth travel. Finger prints and thumb prints of both hands plus a picture! The experience with the TSA personnel was really GREAT. The guys were jovial and very professional......unlike what most of us experience going thru the scanners. I am not for one giving up lots of data "to the man" but travel is part of what we do often and the mess around the globe is putting a strangle on airports! The wait for the live interview today was crazy but the appointment was quite enjoyable. Below, is the info for anyone wanting to get this done!

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Global Entry trumps Pre Check in access, number of airports and efficiency........and cost $100. It is about a 90 day process as it is tough to get an interview date with your local TSA office personnel. All the information for the 2 or 3 programs is below. Everything is done from this link until your face to face interview.

https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/main/goes
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:14 AM   #21
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TSA is a sham all for the illusion of security.

100% agree.

Just another example of gov. Waste



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Old 07-06-2016, 08:16 AM   #22
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UPDATE: Had my interview today for GLOBAL ENTRY! I arrived about 45 minutes early and sat down. Within 10 minutes I was asked into the office. 12 minutes later it was all over!!!! I learned the retina scan program I was in about 7 or 8 years ago is still active in Canada but GLOBAL ENTRY trumps all programs. I do have to add my GLOBAL ENTRY number to my frequent flyer accounts to insure smooth travel. Finger prints and thumb prints of both hands plus a picture! The experience with the TSA personnel was really GREAT. The guys were jovial and very professional......unlike what most of us experience going thru the scanners. I am not for one giving up lots of data "to the man" but travel is part of what we do often and the mess around the globe is putting a strangle on airports! The wait for the live interview today was crazy but the appointment was quite enjoyable. Below, is the info for anyone wanting to get this done!
Just a clarification .... Global Entry is a US Customs and Border Protection program and is recognized by TSA. US Customs administers this program.

https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-t...s/global-entry

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Old 07-06-2016, 08:18 AM   #23
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100% agree.

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You be amazed of the number of prohibited items including firearms this sham discovers at checkpoints every day. It's a very difficult job that I would never want.
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