I was going through the TSA check line at SAN last week and witnessed an SWA pilot (not in uniform - with badge displayed) and her husband approach the screener, he checked her badge and told her she would have to go through the normal line and her husband was told to go through the "TSA Pre" line. I can't understand the reasoning it should have been the other way around. I guess the TSA consider a pilot out of uniform a risk???? or the real reason was the screen er has the power to piss off the professionals who have more clearances ( not to mention education) than they do - oh the power of it all
This is just another sample of the mentality of the TSA screeners.