Articles tagged “global entry”

Trump Travel Ban Led to a Global Entry Program Purge

Trump Travel Ban Led to a Global Entry Program Purge

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

We reported last year that members of "Trusted Traveler" programs were losing their privileges following the travel ban, and new documents add some details. While officials say travelers who were dropped in January of last year have been reinstated, the ban's overall impact on the programs remains unclear.

1 year ago

Love Global Entry? 6 More Options That Speed Travelers Through Customs

Love Global Entry? 6 More Options That Speed Travelers Through Customs

Colin Nagy, Skift

Global Entry is the gateway drug. Now other countries are allowing you to skip through immigration faster than ever before. And it is easier than you would think.

2 years ago

U.S. Customs Revoked Global Entry for Some Muslim Americans

U.S. Customs Revoked Global Entry for Some Muslim Americans

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

Skift reported this story two months ago that the CBP was revoking Global Entry Enrollment from some Muslim-Americans and the CBP flatly denied it. This Bloomberg story confirmed that customs officials weren't telling the truth at the time.

2 years ago

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While the public outcry may have died down while Americans await the Trump administration's next move, the recent travel ban may still be affecting U.S. citizens who are Muslim.

2 years ago

TSA Will ‘Significantly Reduce’ Access to Precheck Lanes for Non-Members

TSA Will ‘Significantly Reduce’ Access to Precheck Lanes for Non-Members

Brian Sumers, Skift

Starting next month, TSA will limit the number of travelers who receive access to Precheck security lanes without joining the program. But the TSA is being cagey about exactly what this means, so we'll have to wait until February to see how this affects airport lines.

2 years ago

Americans Travel to Albuquerque Airport for Faster Global Entry Approval

Americans Travel to Albuquerque Airport for Faster Global Entry Approval

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

The trip to Albuquerque will take longer than going through customs suggesting few flyers will go far out of their way for the expedited process, and the airport's wait time will remain the shortest in the country.

5 years ago

Traveling via Global Entry as a Pre-Checked Traveler

Traveling via Global Entry as a Pre-Checked Traveler

Catherine Hamm, Los Angeles Times

The difference between Global Entry and PreCheck is still stark: The former offers a consistent experience for U.S. citizens while the latter is still a coin toss, depending on the time of day and the airport.

5 years ago

U.S. Expands Global Entry to Include Travelers from UK, Germany, and Qatar

U.S. Expands Global Entry to Include Travelers from UK, Germany, and Qatar

Samantha Shankman, Skift

President Obama's initiatives -- including smoother visa processes abroad and expanding Global Entry -- aim to increase foreign arrivals and boost travel spend to $250 billion by 2012. A small but steady positive impact is already being seen.

6 years ago

Republicans question allowing Saudi Arabia into trusted traveler entry program

Republicans question allowing Saudi Arabia into trusted traveler entry program

If the proper background checks have been done, then no reason why any country should be banned wholesale, short of embargoed countries like North Korea, Cuba and others.

6 years ago

Global Entry applicants denied for long-forgotten infractions of the law

Fliers are going to lengths to prove their innocence for teenage pranks gone wrong in a trend that highlights both the popularity of the trusted traveler program and the sharp memory of the US government.

6 years ago