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Old 01-28-2016, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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I saw Global Entry but wasn't sure what it was and if it would apply to me. However, we are considering taking a trip to Italy maybe later this year so I think that would be good. We're out of Denver and we mainly travel to Las Vegas and Miami although I do have trips booked for CA and NYC this year.


We aren't that much of fliers that we would get it for frequent travel points or anything so paying for it is not an issue. I just wanted to see opinions of others if it was worth it or not. I appreciate the input
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Old 01-28-2016, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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I saw Global Entry but wasn't sure what it was and if it would apply to me. However, we are considering taking a trip to Italy maybe later this year so I think that would be good. We're out of Denver and we mainly travel to Las Vegas and Miami although I do have trips booked for CA and NYC this year.


We aren't that much of fliers that we would get it for frequent travel points or anything so paying for it is not an issue. I just wanted to see opinions of others if it was worth it or not. I appreciate the input
If you're flying out of Miami on American then it will be worth it for that flight alone. Miami has some of the craziest lines I have ever seen, I can't imagine going though that airport without global entry.

There are times that you may get to an airport and the TSA Pre line is closed but you will still be able to go through without having to take off your shoes and the other benefits so it should always make the process a little better
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Yes I agree. The lines at MIA are crazy. It sounds like additional aggravation will be avoided and that's worth all the money
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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Yes I agree. The lines at MIA are crazy. It sounds like additional aggravation will be avoided and that's worth all the money
It absolutely is. No better feeling than walking around a ridiculously long security line.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Austin
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The bf and I travel about 3-4 times a year domestically and I was considering doing this. Do you think it's worth the money? TIA
Yes, it's worth it. It only costs $75 and lasts for five years. So that's 15 - 20 trips and 30 - 40 times in the TSA lines you would avoid.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Omigod, YES, so worth it. I live in Atlanta. 'Nuff said!
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:19 PM
 
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Global entry enrollment is good for 5 years, nearly six if your interview is right after your birthday. If they take 4 trips a year they will have the opportunity to use the TSA Pre line for 20 trips in those 5 to 6 years or a total of 40 times (assuming flights from airports that have TSA Pre lines). It would work to about $2.50 or less for them
Ah, okay. I understand now. I don't know why my brain wasn't making that connection.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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Don't you have to let them do CIA level background checks on you and everyone you associate with though? Even though I have nothing to hide, the invasiveness creeps me out.
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:36 AM
 
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Some get it for free, but it's more case by case and of course by airline. If you don't always fly on the same airline, doing the process for Precheck means you get it all the time on every airline.

As someone who has global entry (which comes with pre check) I would say it is definitely not worth it. Going through the security line almost like its pre 9/11 is terrible.
I think family members of airline employees also get the TSA pre-check for free or anyone using a discounted (buddy/guest pass) ticket via an airline employee.
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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People pay for this? I get it free. I assume it's because of my frequent flyer membership.
True. My wife gets it free and I don't because she has a lot of frequent flyer miles left over from before we met. But it's really stupid because oftentimes when she goes through the short line, I'm stuck going through the long line, so she still ends up waiting for me after she passes security so we can get to the gate and board the flight together TSA deals with this in different ways. Some of them send us both through the short line and others make me go through the long line anyway. I can see their reasoning either way, and although splitting us up is annoying, what's the point in her having Pre-Check if she still ends up waiting as long as the regular passengers?
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