From an email I just received from American Airlines:
This month, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is making changes to the TSA Pre✓® Trusted Traveler Program that will impact which travelers receive expedited screening. If you’re not already a member of one of the Trusted Traveler programs like Global Entry or the TSA Pre✓® Application Program, you will probably see a decline in how often you receive expedited screening, even if you’ve previously “opted-in” through a frequent flyer program.
The best way to increase your chances of receiving TSA Pre✓® on a regular basis is to register for a Trusted Traveler Program with the Department of Homeland Security at dhs.gov/tt. Once you receive your Known Traveler Number (KTN) from TSA, be sure you update your AAdvantage profile.
Julie and I were having this discussion yesterday as we waited in TSA Pre line behind people taking off their shoes. I hate to be elitist about this, but the whole point of TSA Pre is to expedite lines. When you give it to people who have no idea what it is or how to use it, it’s exponentially slows things down. Good to hear it will decrease for those who haven’t signed up.