Are some travelers still being given free TSA PreCheck?

Security lines at some airports are long and require that passengers arrive even earlier than the airlines suggest in order to make their flights. Several years ago, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began Trusted Traveler Programs, including TSA PreCheck, which allow passengers who have paid a fee and submitted to a background check to benefit from expedited screening. Travelers with TSA PreCheck do not have to remove laptop computers or liquids from their carry-ons, and are allowed to keep their shoes and sweaters on as they are screened.

You say Nassim, I say Nacim. Alitalia says: Let’s call the whole thing off.

Nassim Baci couldn’t believe it when Alitalia refused to let him fly from Istanbul, where he lives with his wife and daughter, to Algiers. Baci planned to spend a week with his extended family, whom he hadn’t seen in a year. He booked his ticket, which included a change of planes in Rome, on Alitalia’s website.

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