You have just taken your plane tickets to the United States and all is well. But beware if it is written the code "SSSS" on your ticket, you may wait a very long time before boarding. We will explain you everything !
Have you ever noticed the "SSSS" code on one of your airline tickets to the United States ?
If this is not the case, pay attention next time to not have a bad surprise. This acronym stands for "Secondary Security Screening Selection", which is "Secondary Security Screening Selection". This means that you have been chosen, we explain why. It was set up by the US National Agency for Transport Security (TSA) after the attacks of 11 September 2001 and refers to individuals "at risk". Unfortunately you will not be able to print your ticket at home and the customs clearance will be much longer than expected.
This code is assigned in many cases on your ticket and here are the reasons:
You have paid your ticket in cash
You have chosen to book an international one-way ticket at the last minute
You transit through the United States after a visit to Cuba
You are going to a destination considered high risk
The person on the ticket is not the same person who bought it.
But do not panic, some passengers are also chosen at random. If you can not print your ticket to your home, you'll know why. We advise you to allow a little more time for the search and do not miss the plane! Have a nice trip !
Written by Melinda Correia
VISION Destinations | October 26
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