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USA Centurion & Platinum Benefit: Global Entry fee refund [USA]

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USA-issued American Express Platinum and Centurion cards accounts are eligible to have the $100 application fee for the Global Entry program reimbursed. Each eligible card can receive one $100 credit every five years. Additional cards are eligible for the credit if the additional user's application fee is charged to the additional card. Read more about the benefit here:

http://exploreplatinum.americanexpre...enefits/Travel (scroll down)

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Is Global Entry worthwhile?
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Old Apr 1, 11, 11:48 am
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USA Centurion & Platinum Benefit: Global Entry fee refund [USA]

I have not seen this before, but noticed it on the Centurion site today:

Save time and bypass arrival lines at most major U.S. airports when you return from international travel. Global Entry is a U.S. government program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved travelers. When you use your Centurion Card(R) to apply for Global Entry membership, we'll credit the application fee, and if approved, your membership will be valid for 5 years.
This is a $100 value benefit

Last edited by mia; Apr 2, 11 at 1:14 pm Reason: Update title to include Platinum
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Old Apr 1, 11, 11:50 am
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AMEX is def coming through for its valued customers
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Old Apr 1, 11, 12:22 pm
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Where/how to sign up? Thanks.
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Old Apr 1, 11, 12:24 pm
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Wow, that's awesome.
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Old Apr 1, 11, 1:01 pm
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According to an agent I spoke with, this benefit will also be available for Business Platinum cards.
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Old Apr 1, 11, 1:11 pm
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Originally Posted by BLV View Post
Where/how to sign up? Thanks.
If you mean for the Global Entry program, part of this must be done in person:

http://globalentry.gov/

http://globalentry.gov/howtoapply.html
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Old Apr 1, 11, 1:16 pm
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I recently signed up for this program and must say, it's nothing short of awesome! Even if you do not travel internationally on a regular basis, it's worth it for the handful of times you may. The only drawback is that everyone in your party has to be a part of it, otherwise, they will have to wait in the regular immigration/customs line while you fast track it via the Global Entry kiosk.
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Old Apr 1, 11, 1:37 pm
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Here is a link to an active thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...orthwhile.html
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Old Apr 1, 11, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
If you mean for the Global Entry program, part of this must be done in person:

http://globalentry.gov/

http://globalentry.gov/howtoapply.html
Thanks, mia
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Old Apr 1, 11, 2:49 pm
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I have global entry - it is prob. one of the biggest perks of being a US citizen and flying back home. I end up waiting for my bags @ the baggage carousel though - even with the elite tags on the bag. :-/
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Old Apr 1, 11, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by BLV View Post
Where/how to sign up? Thanks.
It's a future benefit that will be announced in the near future. They expect to roll it out in a few months (possibly sooner).

While it will be touted as a new benefit (and something is better than nothing) what it is really is the ability to apply for the global entry program with a waived application fee, that's all.

Anyone (who is a citizen or legal resident, or a dutch citizen) can apply for one, there is no guarantee it will be granted, and the application fee is 100 (waived for US-cents).
If you have a Sentri or Nexus card, there also is no application fee (no need for a Cent card).
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Old Apr 1, 11, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by bthobe View Post
...awesome...
Originally Posted by texas281 View Post
...one of the biggest perks of being a US citizen and flying back home....
Anyone enrolled in both Global Entry and the UK IRIS program who could give a brief comparison? IRIS is free and I enjoy using it, except when the system is down .
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Old Apr 1, 11, 3:27 pm
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This sounds like a great perk. Does anyone know if non-U.S. citizens may apply?

I'm a U.S. citizen living abroad, and my husband is a Danish citizen. We visit the U.S. 2-3 times per year. This would be a great benefit if we could both use it. We both have Centurion (he is the supplementary card holder on my U.S.-based Cent. account).

Susan
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Old Apr 1, 11, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by SusanDK View Post
This sounds like a great perk. Does anyone know if non-U.S. citizens may apply?

I'm a U.S. citizen living abroad, and my husband is a Danish citizen. We visit the U.S. 2-3 times per year. This would be a great benefit if we could both use it. We both have Centurion (he is the supplementary card holder on my U.S.-based Cent. account).

Susan
Looks like you might have a shot:
http://www.globalentry.gov/eligibility.html

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Old Apr 1, 11, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by scubadu View Post
Looks like you might have a shot:
http://www.globalentry.gov/eligibility.html
Nuts, he's Danish, not Dutch.

Hopefully they'll add other VWP countries soon. I'm trying to skim through the long thread that mia referenced to see if I have GE, whether there is a way for him to jump the line beside me.

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