by John Rudy
For the last decade the process of getting through an airport has become increasingly onerous. For some time, TSA has been providing a short-cut if you are willing to shell out $85 for 5 years, meet certain conditions (not being a convict or mentally impaired), and go for a 20-minute interview. I live in Lexington, and the closest places for me to go for the interview were in Billerica and Waltham, each only about 20 minutes away from my house. When I went to enroll, each had over 1,000 openings which was quite a surprise.
Go to the enrollment site https://www.tsa.gov/precheck, click on “apply now,” and just follow a series of screens which are well annotated. Ten minutes later, you have the opportunity to pick your appointment. They will then send you a text or an email (your choice) confirming the appointment.
An easy process to follow in order to avoid those long, long airport lines.
A long-time computer expert and guide, John provides his helpful hints in this monthly BOLLI Matters feature. In the comment box below, provide questions or comments for John on any computer/tech topic .