A long wait at customs some years ago returning from a trip with my wife was the impetus for both of us to get Global Entry. Another long wait at Heathrow has convinced me to finally sign up for the … [Read more...] about How to Become a UK Registered Traveller for Expedited Border Entry
Global Entry Members have another option for expedited access in a foreign country, in this case Taiwan. Unfortunately, there are some pretty significant "but's" that accompany this offering. First, … [Read more...] about Global Entry Members Get E-Gate Access in Taiwan, with a Catch
Thanks to the TSA, flying today is supposedly safer than it was pre-9/11. The TSA still fails 95% of tests, but through technology and do not fly lists, the government and TSA would like you think … [Read more...] about Should You Get a Redress Number?
NEXUS members no longer need to complete a paper customs form when arriving into an airport with NEXUS kiosks as of May 16, 2017. This is an update to the memo from March announcing phasing out of … [Read more...] about No More Canadian Customs Forms for NEXUS Members
Trusted Traveler programs are a huge time savings when traveling internationally. I'm a fan and take advantage of them whenever possible. I have NEXUS, allowing for expedited entry into Canada and … [Read more...] about My Experience Renewing NEXUS Was Incredibly Easy
Add another country to the list allowing foreigners expedited entries. As of late 2016, a Japan Trusted Traveler program is available for foreign visitors. This allows for automated kiosks for those … [Read more...] about Easy Enrollment in Japan Trusted Traveler for Global Entry Members
I'm not one to take a lot of selfies. That's not to say never, but it seems I have more cranky old man traits than that of a millennial. There may exist some photos of me in First Class pajamas or … [Read more...] about Having Some Fun with CBP: The Global Entry Selfie
TSA PreCheck is great. I can walk from curb to gate in under 10 minutes, stopping briefly to put my keys and phone in a plastic dish. Otherwise I leave all my clothes on and don't need to unpack my … [Read more...] about Do You Already Have TSA PreCheck, or Is It Time to Enroll?
Nearly a year and a half ago, my wife and I got married. She decided to take my last name. While I appreciate her gesture, updating the various legal and corporate databases with that information has … [Read more...] about Changing Your Name for Global Entry: How Difficult Does This Need to Be?
Smart Gate is Australia’s version of Global Entry, and they’ve recently opened it up for use by US citizens that are Global Entry-approved. I recently took a trip to Australia and had a chance to … [Read more...] about Smart Gate in Australia for Global Entry-Approved Travelers