TSA To Take $100 Bribes
Okay, so the TSA has announced a new pogrom, uh, program rather, which will allow the filthy rich to bypass the ultra-invasive security screening tactics currently employed. The Transportation Security Administration is rolling out expedited screening at big airports called "Precheck." It has special lanes for background-checked travelers, who can keep their shoes, belt and jacket on, leave laptops and liquids in carry-on bags and walk through a metal detector rather than a full-body scan.
To qualify, frequent fliers must meet undisclosed TSA criteria and get invited in by the airlines. There is also a backdoor in. Approved travelers who are in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's "Global Entry" program can transfer into Precheck using their Global Entry number.
Did you get that? UNDISCLOSED CRITERIA!
What a joke. So you pay $100, and then have no guarantee that you'll be allowed to not get butt-touched at the airport.