[QUOTE=sfmariner;180874]I know there are a lot of mariners that have to fly and I am wondering what kind of luck, experiences or ideas to be TSA Pre Checked. Even though we have the TWIC it doesn’t seem to automatically get us Pre-checked. I read on a towboat page that if you enter the number on the back of your TWIC in the “known traveler number” box when making reservations, that it will work for Pre-check.
Let’s hear from you fellow mariners[/QUOTE]
I have TSA Pre-Check, but I think I was enrolled by a Delta agent when I checked in using my CaC (Common Access Card) some time back, not my TWIC. That’s a federal ID and looks a lot like the military ID. She checked me in, and on the return flight it appeared on my boarding pass, and I’ve had it ever since.
Shit you not. No fees, no fingerprints, no nada. There was a period of time where certain known “low-risk” passengers got free admission.
And I like it (Pre-Check). Like not doing the shoe and laptop shuffle everywhere I go. Some airports don’t have it though.