I guess I am miffed that I cannot do this by appointment at the local major airport, so I will do it at a NYC airport on my next trip.
Questions: For folks who routinely got TSA pre-check without paying any extra money, have you noticed you don't get it anymore?Your time is valuable. Enroll in a Trusted Traveler program.
Beginning this fall, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will limit TSA Pre✓® expedited security screening to those enrolled in a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trusted Traveler program*. Experience expedited security screening more often when you complete enrollment in one of the following programs:
If you travel primarily within the U.S., join TSA Pre✓® for expedited security screening.
If you frequently fly beyond the U.S., join Global Entry, Nexus or Sentri for expedited customs processing as well as TSA Pre✓® benefits.
And what's up with this "more often" in the quote above? Shouldn't it be "always" for that kind of money?
Bottom line: I wanted to avoid paying any money, but it looks like $100 for Global Entry is a better deal than $85 for TSA pre-check.