Tag Archives: Global Entry

There’s a Faster Way to Get Accepted for Global Entry

While this might sound like a fantasy, there is a way to get through an airport with minimal waiting. For $100, Global Entry allows you to skip security lines, avoid taking off your shoes and pulling out your liquids and laptops, and get to your gate quickly — and it’s good for five years.

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In response to the attacks on September 11, 2001, the US government created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop policies to help secure nationwide transportation systems, including airports, highways, railroads, buses, and mass transit systems.

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TSA PreCheck Applications Soar Amid Long Lines At Airports

Navigating airport security lines is a hassle, for most. Among the exceptions: passengers with TSA PreCheck stamped on their boarding pass.

They don’t take off their shoes, they don’t take out their laptops and they often clear security in just a few minutes. And now, there are a lot more of them.

In the past three months the number of applications for TSA PreCheck has more than doubled. Almost 16,000 people a day are now applying for PreCheck. That’s a huge increase from less than 7,000 a day in March.

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The Start-to-Finish Guide to Getting Through Airport Security as Fast as Possible

Airport security lines have been especially nightmarish lately, and there are a handful of factors to blame: more people flying, new screening procedures, and the TSA is seriously understaffed. It’ll be tough to avoid longer than usual wait times at airports this summer, but a little planning will help you to at least navigate security as fast as possible.

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TSA Forecasts Extreme Delays At Least Through the End of 2016

Hours-long wait times are a problem that isn’t likely to go away any time soon.

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