Travel Tip of the Day: Use the Bathroom After Customs

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Use the Bathroom After Customs If you haven’t noticed, most savvy frequent travelers make a beeline to immigration after they land (or arrive by ship). That’s because they know those lines can get crazy long in just two minutes—not just because of the flight (or ship) they’re on but because if other planes (or ships) land […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Global Entry, NEXUS and Sentri

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Global Entry, NEXUS and Sentri If you travel internationally at all (and especially if you do it frequently), you need to get Global Entry ($100). If you travel to and from Canada often, then you need NEXUS ($50)—and it’s Sentri ($122.25) for frequent travelers to and from Mexico. No matter which one makes sense for […]

How to Breeze Through Security and Immigration Lines

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Want to breeze through security and immigration lines? Listen up. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. It’s open to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, Dutch citizens, South Korean citizens and Mexican nationals. Canadian citizens and residents […]

Website of the Week: Global Entry & Nexus

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I can’t believe I waited so long to get my Global Entry and Nexus cards. I’ve only used each of them once and they are already worth the $100 fee for five years. Imagine not having to wait in a long line or fill out any handwritten forms after your flight to the United States. […]

Chicago To Meet With Gogo

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I started off the week by flying 436 miles from Toronto (YYZ) to Chicago on United. I took the 9:41 a.m. flight out, and the pre-clearance U.S. immigration line at YYZ was insanely long. The wait was about an hour and it provoked me to finally apply for a NEXUS pass. It took less than […]