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Ft Lauderdale Customs #189106
03/29/2019 09:43 PM
03/29/2019 09:43 PM
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Naples, FL & West Haven, CT
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Our time to leave has come. We are flying JetBlue to FLL which we have never done before what is customs like there.

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Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: JeanneJOE] #189112
03/30/2019 07:10 AM
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We flew home that way last week. It was not too bad. Not Charlotte for sure, but definitely not Miami. We used Mobile Passport, and I think we were through Customs/immigration in less then 15 minutes. We would go that route again for sure.

Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: JeanneJOE] #189116
03/30/2019 07:24 AM
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I flew on Spirit in January. The immigration lines quite long. I also went through Mobile Passport but was having trouble getting a signal on my phone to get through to the mobile line. Had a very nice immigration office that told me where to stand to get the signal. Mobile line was also crowded but moved quickly. This was on a Saturday evening around 6:30 pm.

Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: JeanneJOE] #189142
03/30/2019 11:23 AM
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Mobile Passport/Mobile Line. Appreciate more info for the less technical minded and whats involved? Thx.

Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: bran] #189151
03/30/2019 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by bran
Mobile Passport/Mobile Line. Appreciate more info for the less technical minded and whats involved? Thx.


MOBILE PASSPORT


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Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: JeanneJOE] #189158
03/30/2019 12:14 PM
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thx......do you find this quicker in general. I have Global Entry and wondered if I needed this as well?

Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: bran] #189159
03/30/2019 12:17 PM
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From reading past posts, some people have reported this as being quicker than global entry. Since this doesn't cost anything, I don't see any reason NOT do it. We will definitely try it before our next trip.


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Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: JeanneJOE] #189161
03/30/2019 12:34 PM
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Surely SXM though doesn't have it? Must be referring to your port of entry and then on return? Will give it a go

Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: bran] #189164
03/30/2019 12:40 PM
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Auburn, WA
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Originally Posted by bran
Surely SXM though doesn't have it? Must be referring to your port of entry and then on return? Will give it a go

Correct.. Nothing like those in SXM.

Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: JeanneJOE] #189190
03/31/2019 07:53 AM
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I thought Mobile Entry would be less crowded. Might have something to do with arriving on Saturday.

Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: JeanneJOE] #189194
03/31/2019 08:51 AM
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Mobile Entry in Boston had more people too. I think it's because more and more now have it.

Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: JeanneJOE] #189207
03/31/2019 10:50 AM
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Auburn, WA
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I'll stick with Global Entry.

Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: SXMScubaman] #189214
03/31/2019 11:07 AM
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The point is that this doesn't cost ANYTHING, and you don't have to decide whether to even use it until you get there and check out the line for Global Entry..


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Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: Carol_Hill] #189216
03/31/2019 11:33 AM
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Ok.. Something to consider.

Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: JeanneJOE] #189221
03/31/2019 12:44 PM
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We used it coming back through Atlanta last year and were able to completely by pass a huge line. Trouble is not all airports participate. We return through Charlotte this year and I don't see them on the list of currently participating airports

Re: Ft Lauderdale Customs [Re: JeanneJOE] #189224
03/31/2019 01:13 PM
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https://thepointsguy.com/2016/09/mobile-passport-can-be-better-than-global-entry/

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