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Global Entry – includes TSA Pre-check? For real?
I just passed my interview and have my Global Entry ID number. I’m excited! One question, though, for those who have had it for awhile …
CBP markets Global Entry as if it includes all the benefits of TSA Pre-check. The officer who did my interview, however, made it sound like it was not automatic; that it was up to a separate TSA entity as to whether I got this service or not on any given flight; that I should check if my boarding pass was marked “TSA Pre” before heading to security.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Anyone who maybe has Global Entry but ended up being denied TSA Pre-check on a particular flight, even at an airport that has a TSA Pre-check line?
Well, the thing to keep in mind is that even if you’re [I]enrolled[/I] in PreCheck (regardless of how you got the benefit), it’s not guaranteed for every trip.
Enter your known traveler ID when you make your booking, and then your boarding pass will show if you have PreCheck for that flight. You almost always will, but as there is technically some random screening they don’t promise that you will.
What [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] said. Most airlines also offer the option of adding your known traveler ID on your FF profile. That way you won’t have to add it maually for every booking. I’ve always had the Pre-check designation on my boarding pass so I would think that the chances of not getting it are fairly slim though non-zero.