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MotownTim
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Re: Global Entry [Re: GaKaye]
      #1625959 - 01/17/15 05:55 AM (107.4.10.181)

Georgia, I don't remember getting my passport stamped at the interview. Did I miss something?

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GaKaye
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Re: Global Entry [Re: MotownTim]
      #1625961 - 01/17/15 06:43 AM (70.199.225.47)

The agent told us they wouldn't stamp the passports at renewal, so they may have stopped doing it altogether. We got an email to confirm, but I actually went online when we got home from the interview, and our status was updated to approved.

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thesimpsons
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Re: Global Entry [Re: irish1223]
      #1626006 - 01/17/15 10:53 AM (108.240.218.148)

Airlines often give TSA Precheck to people with a frequent flyer account or you just get lucky and selected randomly.

We love Global Entry!

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MotownTim
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Re: Global Entry [Re: thesimpsons]
      #1626324 - 01/19/15 07:29 AM (107.4.10.181)

TSA precheck isn't that big of a deal when I leave Detroit because the flight is so early but it's a godsend in Miami coming back.

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tmsxmsails
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Re: Global Entry [Re: tmsxmsails]
      #1641891 - 04/01/15 05:45 PM (71.10.242.21)

Just to follow up on my experience - this was great. We got our approval minutes after we completed our interviews and I went onto my existing reservations and updated them with our Known Traveler Numbers.

About 3 weeks later when I checked in for boarding passes, we got TSA Precheck for the flight out of Boston and it was a *dream*. Didn't have to take anything out of our carry-ons - I usually take a large (normal) size bottle of contact solution because the smaller ones are so much more expensive. This is permitted because it's "medically necessary" but they always have to pull it out and test it with some sort of paper strip, which ticks them off and delays things (beyond the other delays and aggravations).

This time, nothing. No shoes off, no ziplock bag out. Basically just walked right through. Sheer Bliss.

On the way back through PHL (Ugh) there was *nobody* in the Global Entry line. Had a little trouble getting it to read my passport at first but it finally did. It felt great sailing by all those people.

My only problem was that I didn't get TSA Precheck on the way back. I think I have now figured out that it was because it was a US Airways code share flight and all the info that I entered for the reservation at AA.com, didn't carry over to US Air - I think.

It really would have been nice to have had this in PHL because that was kind of rough. We didn't like *anything* about that airport.

I'm sold on Global Entry and TSA PC.


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kim
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Re: Global Entry [Re: tmsxmsails]
      #1641893 - 04/01/15 06:01 PM (24.151.71.114)

Does global entry guarantee TSA Precheck? I don't have GE, but almost always get TSA Precheck when I leave NY?

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Kathleen
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Re: Global Entry [Re: kim]
      #1641904 - 04/01/15 06:52 PM (24.44.192.26)

Not guaranteed, but it GREATLY increases your chances.

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GaKaye
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Re: Global Entry [Re: kim]
      #1641911 - 04/01/15 07:26 PM (70.193.21.21)

No, Global Entry does NOT guarantee TSA precheck. We were told at our interview that it was absolutely not guaranteed. It's random for a reason. We've gotten it on most flights, but on one flight I got it and my husband didn't. At that point, I took all the carry-ons that had any electronics and liquids in them to make it easier for him.

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pat
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Re: Global Entry [Re: GaKaye]
      #1641914 - 04/01/15 07:44 PM (32.216.68.221)

Like Kim, we typically fly JFK to SXM and we, too, always seem to get TSA precheck. I hope I don't have to eat those words but I guess we've been fortunate since we don't have GE either.

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kim
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Re: Global Entry [Re: GaKaye]
      #1641919 - 04/01/15 07:51 PM (24.151.71.114)

I got it and my husband didn't, but they told him to go with me and he was treated like he had TSA Precheck

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