Quick Answer: Why Did I Get SSSS On My Boarding Pass?

How long does SSSS last?

The entire screening process takes anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes, in my experience, depending on how efficient the people screening you are.

I always have a good attitude during the process.

It’s not the TSA’s fault, and they’re not any happier about having to perform the secondary search than I am..

Is SSSS really random?

It’s important to remember that most people selected to receive the SSSS are for valid reasons. Generally that’s the case, but of course things can happen and there are random selections.

What is SSSS at airport?

Secondary Security Screening Selection or Secondary Security Screening Selectee, known by its initials SSSS, is an airport security measure in the United States which selects passengers for additional inspection.

Does your airline ticket have to match your passport exactly?

If your passport or driver’s license includes a full middle name that you don’t normally use, you may be asked to include that name on your ticket the next time you fly within the United States and by next year if you fly overseas.

Will I always get SSSS on my boarding pass?

The odds are that, once you get it, you may get SSSS on your boarding card more often… So, be prepared for your travel and allocate time… It is not mandatory that you will get it every time, it is just highly likely that you may get it. Nothing to panic, if you have everything with you and your travel intent is good.

What happens when you get SSSS on your boarding pass?

SSSS stands for Secondary Security Screening Selection or Secondary Security Screening Selectee. … If you have an SSSS, when you get to the front of the TSA line, that machine the agency typically scans your pass with will beep and they’ll let you know you’ve been randomly selected for additional screening.

Why did I get swabbed at the airport?

When swabbing is conducted, they are primarily looking for explosives or components thereof of course, but they can also detect narcotics. I once produced a positive as a result of having travelled in a car where the airbags had deployed during a shunt (they’re fired by a small explosive cartridge).

Why do I always get selected for pat down?

I asked a friend of mine who works for TSA why I was constantly being “picked on”. He said that while there isn’t a formal “profiling” procedure, sometimes airline staff will mark a boarding card or TSA staff will pick on you simply because your a male, travelling alone, particularly if you have little or no luggage.

Can you get randomly selected for TSA PreCheck?

Sometimes, TSA PreCheck shows up on someone’s boarding pass at random. … However, enrolled PreCheck travelers are certainly more likely to be approved for expedited screening than those who simply hope they will be selected randomly. One class of people are automatically enrolled in PreCheck: the military.

Can TSA check your phone?

According to a TSA letter on Tuesday sent to the ACLU in response to the lawsuit, the agency said it “does not search electronic devices for electronic content that may be contained on the device, and does not extract data from passenger electronic devices.” …

What happens when TSA scans your ID?

If your ID is checked or scanned at the airport, it is to make sure you are the person to whom that boarding pass was issued to, by checking your name/surname and photo. Long story short, TSA sees bare minimum nformation required to make sure you are yourself and that the boarding pass is yours.

Why did I get SSSS?

SSSS is the universal air travel symbol for a slightly longer day of flying ahead, because you’ve been flagged for additional security screening. It means you’ve been singled out based on something arbitrary like when you booked your ticket, or something more interesting.

What is 4 SSSS on boarding pass?

The letters stand for Secondary Security Screening Selection and if they appear on your boarding pass, it means your name is on a highly classified roster – the Selectee List.