Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. This past weekend, I was reminded how great TSA PreCheck is and how terribly regular airport security is. You are only as fast as your slowest non-TSA PreCheck traveler. For example, I sped through TSA PreCheck (barely slowing down to put my iPhone in my backpack, putting my backpack on the conveyor belt, putting my carry on bag on the conveyor belt, walking through the metal detector, and picking up my bags) then I waited 15-20 minutes on the other side of security for the non-TSA PreCheck travelers to go through security. In that 15-20 minute window of time, I realized how much I take for granted having TSA PreCheck. It is a total game changer for me, especially at SFO when I go through security twice, first to visit the SFO Centurion Lounge, and then again to get to my departure terminal.
I was racking my brain to figure out which of my credit cards still have Global Entry / TSA PreCheck credit available. And every time you mention paying for your non-TSA PreCheck traveler’s Global Entry / TSA PreCheck membership, they say that they do not travel very much. My counterpoint: If you travel at least once with me over a 5 year period and you make me wait 15-20 minutes on the other side of security, you need TSA PreCheck. Plus it’s free to me and you are doing me a bigger favor than I am doing you a favor. #rantover What do you think? How do you travel with non-TSA PreCheck travelers?