While organizing some things, I realized a big oversight. My Global Entry membership was expiring next week on my birthday, the day before we leave for our trip!
Due to this, I’ll be the only one in the Michael W Travels family without a Global Entry membership.
I currently have the US Bank Altitude Reserve card. With the card, one of the benefits is a free Global Entry membership (worth $100). While I would’ve paid for the service, I immediately decided to start my application (renewal?) process.
After going through part of the application, I was up to one of my favorite parts- the one where you list your Travel History.From what I recall, the last time I filled out an application, I had to type in the places I’ve been. This time the countries were listed and all I had to do was click the + symbol to add one.
As I made my way through the alphabet of countries, I got a bit confused when I made it to the ones starting with an M.
Myanmar was on the list and I added it but I could’ve sworn that I also added Burma while making my way through the countries starting with B!
This made no sense! Myanmar and Burma are the same country, why would I add it two times to my application. Also, regardless of politics, shouldn’t the US pick a name for the Trusted Traveler Program applications?
Anyway, I got my application finished and I’m now waiting on approval again so I can schedule an interview. I’d like to have my Global Entry membership set up again before our trip in February!