TSA: Avoid Getting Your Junk Grabbed For $85 And A Background Check, Sometimes

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Are you tired of getting grabbed in the crotch every time you board an airplane? Well, a change in Transportation Security Administration policy means that you can avoid the grope line — that is, for $85 and a background check.

The TSA announced Monday that the fee-based PreCheck expedited screening process, which was previously only available to frequent fliers of specific airlines, will come available to the general public this fall.

According to the TSA, the enrollment process will be as easy as filling out an online application and writing a check:

When available, the application will be a two-step process:

  1. Fill out an online application.
  2. Verify identity and provide fingerprints at a TSA Pre✓™ enrollment center.

Applicants may pay the anticipated $85 enrollment fee online, or at an enrollment center. There is a five-year term of eligibility, after which members will need to re-apply. TSA expects the vetting process to take approximately 2-3 weeks. A U.S. passport is not required to enroll. The first two enrollment locations, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Indianapolis International Airport (IND), will open in fall 2013 with plans to expand to additional enrollment sites nationwide.

The TSA, however, makes clear on its website that it reserves the right to randomly pat down passengers who enroll in the PreCheck program.

“TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening in order to retain a certain element of randomness to prevent terrorists from gaming the system,” officials with the agency note.

Also, individuals who commit certain offenses, “such as violations involving fraudulent documents, firearms, explosives, or other prohibited items at an airport or on board an aircraft are likely to be denied expedited screening for a period of time.”

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • JustMe

    Our rights, that are guaranteed by the Constitution, should not have to be paid for. The TSA agents “are just following orders” to deny us our rights. They are no different than the nazi guards that were “just following order”.

    They should all be hung for crimes against the Constitution.

  • Guest

    The fact that Americans have been willing to put up with getting sexually assaulted at the airport for so long makes me think that they do not mind getting felt up too much. How pathetic.

  • IsThisAmerica

    Sexual perverts. Wonder how many of them are muslim? I have never flown so don’t know but I would not tolerate it. I’m not here for their sexual fantasys.

  • Robbie

    I travel by plane a lot and have never been sexually attacked at an airport. I think comments about that are total exaggerations and non sense. Everyone lines up and walks through the metal detector and that’s the end of it. Apparently there’s some more advanced machine as well used in one out of a thousand passengers. I’ve never seen it. And as far as I’m concerned I want anyone with the bright idea that they’ll blow up the plane I and my family are on to know that they are going to be checked over. The Constitution has nothing to do with this. I don’t want to be on a plane at 30,000 feet and find out that some freak is on board with a bomb or a gun.

    • adbj102

      It’s safer to fly your own plane, then you can takeoff and land from the private side, with respect rather than contempt! Also your own schedule! Anything you want in your baggage or even in your pocket!

      • Robbie

        Unlike you the rest of us can not afford our own plane.

        • adbj102

          It’s all in what you choose to do with your money, Booze, drugs, cigarettes, rock concerts, ball games, cruise ships, expensive vacations, Bling, —–you can buy a pretty good plane for LESS THAN A CHEVY VOLT! Or restore an antique. Or build one yourself,

          • Robbie

            Parking for most of us could be a problem.