First, I read this article (courtesy of Bloomberg).  Then I got the following email from Delta.


Hello Mr. Jackson,
We want to keep you – one of our most frequent flyers – up to date on the latest information from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). 

As you may have heard, TSA will be conducting a number of trials this fall that test modified screening procedures for some passengers traveling through select security checkpoints within the U.S. We will be cooperating with TSA as they begin a trial in our Atlanta and Detroit hubs at select checkpoints.

During the first phase of testing, certain frequent fliers and members of Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Global EntrySENTRI, and NEXUS Trusted Traveler programs who are U.S. citizens will be eligible to participate in this trial which could qualify them for expedited screening.

TSA will determine eligibility for inclusion in the trial on a per-flight-segment basis and does not guarantee that you would receive expedited screening on future travel. To be considered, you will be required to opt in for this trial. Details on the opt-in process will follow in future communications.

We appreciate your patience while TSA tests these adjustments to their screening process that ultimately may expedite the screening for airline passengers and improve your travel experience.

For more information and the latest updates, please visit



Is it possible?  Could the real deal, a real honest to goodness “Registered Traveler” program be on the way?  Let’s hope so.  You can rest assured that yours truly will be “opting in” for any test opportunities.  As you know, I travel to Atlanta a good bit, and I fly Delta when I go.  There’s some potential benefit in this for me.  One has to wonder if this works, what happens to the all new CLEAR program?