I have long been critical of the TSA Managed Inclusion Program for Pre-Check. Under this program, passengers who were considered low-risk would get tossed into the Pre-Check line even though they weren’t a part of the Pre-Check program. This often resulted in inexperienced travelers and seniors being dumped into the Pre-Check line. This slowed things down. It was not uncommon at some airports like San Antonio and Dallas to see the line filled with passengers who had no clue what to do.
The line delays aren’t the cause of the shutdown of the Managed Inclusion shutdown though. The TSA cites that the program was discontinued for security reasons. I can definitely understand that. Either way as a member of the Pre-Check program, we should all be happy with this change.
If you were one of the lucky ones that happened to get selected for Pre-Check without being in the program this affects you. You can always go and register for the program for $85. It’s a small price to pay to have access to a faster line when traveling.