I got the GE and my Trusted Traveler # about 2 years ago. I used to get pre check all the time. Have only got it once this year. I hear people make all kinds of claims like name must match 100%. The TSA has my full middle name while our travel profile only uses initials. I also heard if you check in at home vs. at the airport you can't get it. None of that seems correct as I have in the past. I thought just hearing others experiences may be informative.