TSA Travel Tips Tuesday: Holiday Travel Reminders & How To Increase Your Chances on Being Selected for TSA Pre✓™

With the busiest travel time of the year upon us, I thought it might be a good idea to offer a few reminders and tips for today’s post.First off, if you haven’t already, plan ahead and read our Thanksgiving Travel Tips post. It’s chocked full o’ tips and useful information you might need before your trip.Secondly, keep an eye on the weather. If you think there might be a delay or closure, you can check the My TSA app for airport statuses. If you don’t have a smart phone, you can check the statuses here. Remember, this is the busiest travel time of the year. While we plan ahead and fully staff our checkpoints, it’s always best to arrive early when you can.Lastly, for all of you using TSA Pre✓™, it’s very important you enter the correct info when booking your flight or you may not get selected for expedited screening.While some eligible passengers are randomly excluded from expedited screening in TSA Pre✓™ lanes, we were surprised to learn that some U.S. and Canadian citizens who are enrolled in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) trusted traveler program have been excluded because of errors made in entering information when they book their reservation. On a given day, some have missed out on expedited screening because of a few simple errors.  A few of the basic reasons are as follows:A quick recap: Remember these important tips so that you will be included in TSA Pre✓™:If you don’t know what your PASS ID is, you can find it on the back of your Global Entry card, or you can log in to your GOES account to get the ID number.You can also watch this helpful video. 

Have a great holiday, and I'll be back next Tuesday with more travel tips. 

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