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14 Month-Old Theo’s Global Entry Interview at JFK- How Did It Go?

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All of the Michael W Travels family have had Global Entry for some years now.

When Theo was born, Kim and I procrastinated on getting his Global Entry membership taken care of. This was never really an issue. When arriving back in the US, all we usually needed to do was fill out a customs form for him to include with our slips from the GE machine.

With Kim’s Amex Platinum fee coming up, it was time to get Theo his Global Entry membership. Continue reading 14 Month-Old Theo’s Global Entry Interview at JFK- How Did It Go?

Limited Time: Enroll in Global Entry at NYC’s Penn Station

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If you’re looking to get Global Entry and are  in the New York City area, you’ll have another option for where to go for the enrollment interview.

When Kim, Lucas and I enrolled in Global Entry, we went to JFK Airport. Kim and Lucas enrolled the same day and it was impressively fast.

Soon you’ll be able to enroll at Penn Station for a limited time! Continue reading Limited Time: Enroll in Global Entry at NYC’s Penn Station

A Faster (& Free) Way Through Customs Than Global Entry

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image: CN Traveler- Cynthia Drescher

While I’ve had Global Entry for a couple of years now, I only started using it around 6 months back. The reason for the delay was that Kim and Lucas didn’t have it…

Since we started using Global Entry, we’ve had issues getting Lucas’ fingerprints to scan, noticed long lines to get a GE kiosk and have also enjoyed quick entry with the service. Basically, we’ve experiences Global Entry for better & worse.

At $100, Global Entry is a reasonable price to pay if you’re a frequent flyer to save some time. Thanks to a variety of credit cards which include the service as a benefit, the Michael W Travels family all have Global Entry. Would I pay for it in the future? I’m really undecided. Continue reading A Faster (& Free) Way Through Customs Than Global Entry

New Passport + Global Entry? Maybe No Need To Do This

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Last week I wrote about something important that you needed to do if you get a new passport and have Global Entry.

The way it works is that if you get a new passport, it comes with a new passport number. You’ll need your passport number to be associated with your Global Entry account so it will need to be updated.

Or does it? Continue reading New Passport + Global Entry? Maybe No Need To Do This

New Passport, Have Global Entry? You Need To Do This

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Back in June, Kim and Lucas had their Global Entry interviews. We got lucky and didn’t have to wait long, getting in and out of the airport in less than a half hour.

Since then, we’ve saved some time due to all of us having GE, although the first time we used it, we found it impossible to get Lucas’ fingerprints to scan…

With Lucas now having been to 28 countries, his passport is getting pretty full. After our next trip in mid- November (maybe before), it will be time to get him a new passport. Continue reading New Passport, Have Global Entry? You Need To Do This

Global Entry $100 Credit Posted from Citi Exec AA Card!

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I recently wrote about Kim and Lucas’ Global Entry interviews which went impressively fast.

Although I’ve had Global Entry for a couple of years, I’ve hesitated to get it for Kim & Lucas for a couple of reasons.

  1. I didn’t want to pay the $100 fee
  2. We get to cut the line quite a bit since we’re traveling with a little guy

However, when the Citi Executive AAdvantage card added a Global Entry fee credit, it was time to apply… Continue reading Global Entry $100 Credit Posted from Citi Exec AA Card!

Global Entry Interviews For Kim & Lucas, Impressively Fast!

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Last Friday, I headed to JFK Airport but it wasn’t for a flight. Kim and Lucas had their Global Entry interviews scheduled.

While I was expecting some sort of wait, the process went smoothly and we were in and out in very little time.

Due to some wise thinking by Kim, we didn’t only save some time, we also saved $16 during the process. Continue reading Global Entry Interviews For Kim & Lucas, Impressively Fast!