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Postby Osiris » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:31 am

Has anyone tried out Global Entry for frequent international fliers? It sounds like it could be a major time saver at airports and definitely worth the application fee.

http://www.globalentry.gov/

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Re: Global Entry

Postby coldharvest » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:38 am

Looks like they expect you to pay for rights you've had........but have been recently restricted.
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Re: Global Entry

Postby Osiris » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:31 pm

coldharvest wrote:Looks like they expect you to pay for rights you've had........but have been recently restricted.



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Re: Global Entry

Postby Q » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:49 pm

x2 what Cold said, and I can't see any benefit from being in yet another govt database.

It has always been dependent on where I'm returning from on whether or not the shitbag-high school dropout-fascist-communist-shitbag-motherfucker-cocksucker-douchefuck-asshole-scumbag-shit for brains govt cunts give me a hard time.

LATAM = a grilling.
Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa = no trouble, no questions.
MENA = same as LATAM

Maybe I'll get a really dark tan and start dressing native because those fuckers always breeze right through.

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Re: Global Entry

Postby ktrout » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:04 am

Q wrote:Make baby Jesus happy. Punch a "law enforcement" official in their fat fucking tactigay face.
Fuckers.
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Re: Global Entry

Postby vagabond » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:55 am

Will have to search for the link where someone discusses it, but if it's similar to the CLEAR program, then all it does is let you cut in front of other people at the security lines. If you're a USAian and feel like being a rude cunt to your fellow citizens (not to mention what Cold and Q said) then feel free to throw your money away. I've only been in superhuge lines coming into the US and leaving (as a US citizens of course) so may or may not be worth it depending on where you tend to go.

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p.s. I think it sounds like a great system for ppl looking to recruit domestic terrorists/spies. Find someone w/ a clean record but sympathetic views and a US passport, meet them in 'normal' places (London, Madrid, Istanbul, etc) and keep them unnoticed and unscrutinized as they come in and out of the country.
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Re: Global Entry

Postby Toxic Ed » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:50 am

Well worth it IMHO...

I'm working in Yemen currently and on my first R&R back to the USA got escorted to "The Room" as soon as I came through Customs. After about an hour of sitting around while more and more problematic-looking types were brought in (and very few actually being processed out) and having an aneurysm watching the clock (I had a connecting flight to Detroit) - some guy in a suit finally whispered something to one of the CBP guys and I was called up, asked a few questions, given my passport and just barely made my flight!

That was BEFORE I had Global Entry...

Entering the USA this time thru Newark (the airport I hate the most) and using one of the GE kiosks, I typed in the info it asked, it then printed out a slip of paper, and I handed it to a CBP guy on the way out. No muss, no fuss. In that one moment it had paid for itself as far as I was concerned!

To get one the process is easy enough - do your application online, get conditional approval, and schedule the interview. I had my card in the mail 3 days later after I interviewed!

BTW - if you're a Platinum / Centurion Amex member, they reimburse the $100 fee.
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