A plan is currently in motion to make sure that the only people in TSA pre-check lines are those who have paid for the privilege.
Flying is one of the most stressful things we have to endure in everyday life. It's ironic because most of the time when we have to pass through an airport and fly to a faraway destination, it's to get away from stress by leaving for a holiday.
Anything we can do to make the whole experience less stressful is greatly welcomed, right? That includes step one when you get to the airport, waiting in long queues so that you can be checked by TSA. If you so choose and want to splash a little extra cash, then you can join the TSA pre-check line. It'll save you some time and, more importantly, make the whole process a lot smoother.
That's why it can be infuriating when someone who hasn't paid for the privilege of being in the much shorter TSA pre-check line gets to be a part of it anyway. Well, good news because soon that will likely be a thing of the past. As reported by Travel and Leisure, a bill aptly named the Precheck Is Precheck Act of 2018 is currently on its way to the Senate as we speak.
Those of you who have paid for a TSA pre-check, or been invited into the line without paying, will know that during busy periods passengers who are deemed to be low risk are told to join the queue to help ease congestion. As much sense as that makes, it doesn't seem fair to those who have paid for that luxury.
It's not all bad news for non-precheck passengers hoping to get through security more quickly, though. The bill also suggests creating a "risk modified screening protocol" for low-risk passengers. A sort of middle ground between the long lines and the short precheck ones that you have to pay for. The bill has passed through the House of Representatives and, as mentioned above, the Senate is next. If approved, it will be put into place within the next year.