It is quite a bit more than just paying $100. You have to fill out and submit a very extensive questionnaire and once that’s accepted then go in for a personal interview which is concluded by taking your fingerprints which get routed to the FBI for further checking. Pretty decent scrutiny all in all. I’ve already done it and it’s great for coming back into the country and skipping the long lines at immigration. Look forward to avoiding the security lines.
posted on 03/17/2012 10:13:09 AM PDT
And if any part of your name includes “Mohammed”, you will automatically be accepted so as to avoid claims of racism or sexism or someotherism.
posted on 03/17/2012 10:18:21 AM PDT
by Darth Reardon
(No offense to drunken sailors)
You have to fill out and submit a very extensive questionnaire and once thats accepted then go in for a personal interview which is concluded by taking your fingerprints which get routed to the FBI for further checking. Pretty decent scrutiny all in all.
How would this prevent any terrorist with a previously unblemished record from breezing past TSA checkpoints while they pat down children and old women? Would it have weeded out even one of the 9/11 hijackers?
This sounds like a straight-forward shakedown racket - pay us $100 and you can avoid our harassment.
The FBI already has all this stuff for all of us who have ever had a security clearance. This $100 thing turns the TSA in an extortion racket.
posted on 03/17/2012 12:04:49 PM PDT
I have the global entry card as well. The time savings and reduced hassles are worth it when you fly 100 times a year.
I am an admitted travel snob. I like being able to insulate myself from the travel noobs. Plus as a gazillion miler my status means my airlines treat me well.
I earned it with seat time.
posted on 03/17/2012 12:15:06 PM PDT
(Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
I have a secret clearance........AND, I'm sure the TSA’s process is much more stringent......I mean...”They da Boss!”
posted on 03/17/2012 6:18:03 PM PDT
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