TSA Prescreening

October/26/2012 16:21PM
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The TSA is offering a pre-screening program for approved travelers. The same TSA that is taking out the x-ray machinges that they spent billions to install at airports. The same TSA that flunks every trial when unapproved substances are intentionally placed in luggage to be screened to see if the TSA catches the problem. The same TSA that is overloaded with overhead and may well be the most inefficient agency in our thousands of inefficient agencies.

To sign up for the pre-screening program you can go to an airline website, like United, another inefficient organization. All you have to do is find the location on the United site–in a drop down that says airport information, then a sub-set of several that says TSA. This  is what you find.

TSA pre-screening program confirmation

Your application to participate in the TSA pre-screening program has been submitted and will be processed within the next 24 hours.

Again, once you apply, you will receive no further communication from the TSA or United about your status in this program.

The TSA manages and operates this pre-screening program. Please contact the TSA for information and answers to questions.

The TSA will determine your expedited screening eligibility on a per-flight basis every time you fly.

What to do next:

  • When departing from a participating airporton an itinerary wholly within the United States, visit the TSA pre-screen designated security checkpoint.
  • The TSA agent will scan the barcode on your boarding pass and will direct you to the pre-screening lane if you are eligible for expedited security for your flight.

Please note, for security reasons, the TSA uses random and unpredictable security measures. Therefore, you are not guaranteed expedited screening even if you have applied to the program. You may or may not be selected for expedited screening on any particular flight.

Where can I learn more?

For questions or full details of the TSA pre-screening program visit the TSA website

Additional details are also available on the United Hub website

Return to United’s TSA pre-screening sign-up page

Got that? You will not be told by either United or the TSA whether you were approved. You are supposed to go to a pre-screening line, stand there, and when you get to the front, you will be told whether you belong there or not. Sometimes you might, other times you might be sent back to the regular line and start over.

This is your government run by Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano. Elect Obama and you will get more of this. Remember when the Russians had to stand in line to get food. We aren’t far from that, my friend, as Joe Biden would say.

Who could operate in the private sector and be worse than the government. Right, an airline. The worst run businesses in America.

I joined the United Mileage Plus program 30 years ago. I signed up as C. William Robertson. My TSA requires me to fly as Charles W. Robertson. So I just contact United and tell them to change it, right? Wrong? My information in the United data base is Charles W. Robertson, but on Mileage Plus, it’s C. William and no place to edit. When a ticket is issued it isn’t issued from the data base, it’s issued from the Mileage Plus name. When I called to make the simple change, here’s what United told me. I would have to send a letter and a copy of a birth certificate to a certain United office to get my Mileage Plus name changed. It’s a damned incentive program to get and retain customer loyalty not a government data bank.

The sad thing is that the private sector is beginning to behave like the public sector. No wonder all the airlines are broke and the seats are falling out. United, the airline that tried to kill me in 1989 due to a maintenance problem, and did kill over 100 of my fellow passengers now wants to give me a heart attack due to anger.

Dear Mr. Robertson:

Thank you for contacting the MileagePlus Service Center.

Your request to modify the name on your MileagePlus account must be accompanied by legal documentation. Please mail a copy of your government-issued identification such as a passport, driver’s license or birth certificate to the address below:
MileagePlus Service Center

P. O. Box 6120

Rapid City, SD  57709-6120        
Please indicate how your name should appear on your account:
First name: (limited to 16 characters including spaces)        Middle initial: (limited to 1 character)*        Last Name: (limited to 30 characters including spaces)
Please do not email personal data, such as a scanned copy of a passport, driver’s license or Social Security card since email is not a secure method of transmission.
*If you wish for your account to reflect your full middle name, the middle name may be included in the first name field, as long as both names fit within the 16-character limit. 

We appreciate you taking the time to contact us.


Sunil Sharma


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