If you are finally jumping into the traveling groove, you have probably heard of some travel programs or seen signs in the airport pointing down a special path for frequent travelers and work travelers. So let's talk about the two most well-known programs that make airports just a little more bearable. The TSA Pre-Check program and Global Entry program are just a few ways to cut your time in customs or security check.
what does this mean?
Global Entry is one of the programs that is offered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) organization. This is great for frequent international travelers coming in and out of the U.S. No more struggling to stay up in those long lines in customs after an 8 hour flight. You go through a quick 5 minute interview during your application process. Your information is stored electronically after applying and recognized when you scan your passport at available kiosks. After you land in the U.S., walk through the Global Entry line, swipe your passport, ad have your customs documentation printed for you! You will give passport control this paper and you are done! Remember with Global Entry, you also get TSA Pre-Check on domestic flights.
With TSA Pre-Check, you are granted expedited screening through security check. You get to bypass the long lines, leave your shoes on, leave your computer in your bag, and walk right through. For frequent travelers, this makes the hassle of airports easier. It's definitely worth it. TSA Pre-Check availability is currently at selected airports, but they are working on expanding it across the U.S. Check the site below to see what eligible airlines have TSA Pre-Check as well. With United, Delta and American airline tickets, you'll see the "TSA Pre-Check" identified on your boarding pass.
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