Global Entry changes at MCO

Old Feb 2, 20, 3:47 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: West Sussex
Programs: BA Gold, VS Gold
Posts: 620
Global Entry changes at MCO

Just arrived at MCO and the Global Entry process was not what I expected.

Upon arrival at the Global Entry kiosk I was greeted with a message saying the global entry experience had changed (or something to that effect). There was a button on the screen that when pressed took me straight to a new screen to manually take my photo.

After taking my photo, the kiosk spat out the receipt to hand in to the TSA agent. No fingerprints, no passport scan. Just a photo.

The TSA agent made a cursory glance of the photo against my passport and sent me on my way. On the way out there was no customs check either.

Threw me to be honest. Very efficient and fast.

Wonder whether MCO is trialing this new method? I was travelling through Chicago last week and the process was not using this new method, it was using the process of fingerprints and passport scan.
BillyBleach is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 3:49 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 375
This new GE update has been around for quite some time at various other airports - I wonder if there is a list somewhere?
JFX1764 is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 4:03 pm
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: West Sussex
Programs: BA Gold, VS Gold
Posts: 620
Originally Posted by JFX1764 View Post
This new GE update has been around for quite some time at various other airports - I wonder if there is a list somewhere?
Good to know. Certainly better.
BillyBleach is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 4:30 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Programs: BA (GGL/CCR)
Posts: 1,196
Originally Posted by JFX1764 View Post
This new GE update has been around for quite some time at various other airports - I wonder if there is a list somewhere?
What OP describes is exactly what happened to me on arrival at Philadelphia two weeks ago, if that's any use as a data point.
CCayley is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 4:32 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: At home...
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 1,238
Still the 'old' GE at BWI on 29/1
CKBA is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 4:45 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: London, UK
Posts: 4,584
https://www.afar.com/magazine/global...ion-technology
aristoph is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 5:09 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: San Diego
Programs: Aadvantage
Posts: 689
The new style GE gates are also available at SAN. The first time going through with the new kiosk was so fast that at first I thought that maybe I had piggybacked onto the tail end of someone else’s session that they had abandoned.
Reetmafreen is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 5:19 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: CHS
Programs: UA GS, Bonvoy Amabassador, Hertz PC
Posts: 2,201
It is actually facial recognition, if you looked at your recipt, it had your name, flight number, passport number etc all from taking a picture of your face.


First time I did it at EWR, I was spooked....

Then I thought about it, it isn't like it searched 100 mil faces in 2-3 seconds....it knew I was on XX flt, it knew that flight just landed and there were XX number of GE people on that flight, so, p[retty small group to search from. Even if 3-4 flights land together, still a pretty small pool to search from.
Hipplewm is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 5:36 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Coast, USA
Programs: Skywards Platinum
Posts: 3,743
Originally Posted by Hipplewm View Post
It is actually facial recognition, if you looked at your recipt, it had your name, flight number, passport number etc all from taking a picture of your face.


First time I did it at EWR, I was spooked....

Then I thought about it, it isn't like it searched 100 mil faces in 2-3 seconds....it knew I was on XX flt, it knew that flight just landed and there were XX number of GE people on that flight, so, p[retty small group to search from. Even if 3-4 flights land together, still a pretty small pool to search from.
You should still be spooked because this tech certainly can find you out of 100 million faces.
Gig103 likes this.
whimike is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 5:49 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: LAX, SNA, LGB
Programs: Global Entry, UA, AA, BA, DL, Marriott Platinum Elite, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 268
Originally Posted by JFX1764 View Post
This new GE update has been around for quite some time at various other airports - I wonder if there is a list somewhere?
I used a GE kiosk at SLC on Jan 23 and it had the new system. I had read comments about the new approach on FT so it wasn't a surprise.
Barcky is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 6:54 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Programs: DL PM 1MM
Posts: 3,102
Details here: Global Entry 2.0 - Facial Recognition
mnbp is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 7:20 pm
  #12  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: West Sussex
Programs: BA Gold, VS Gold
Posts: 620
Originally Posted by Hipplewm View Post
It is actually facial recognition, if you looked at your recipt, it had your name, flight number, passport number etc all from taking a picture of your face.


First time I did it at EWR, I was spooked....

Then I thought about it, it isn't like it searched 100 mil faces in 2-3 seconds....it knew I was on XX flt, it knew that flight just landed and there were XX number of GE people on that flight, so, p[retty small group to search from. Even if 3-4 flights land together, still a pretty small pool to search from.
Thanks for this.

At first I was convinced the process had failed, and I also thought the previous session was still in play.
BillyBleach is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 7:26 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Programs: BA GGL
Posts: 147
New kiosks are at DFW also. Sometimes I get waived through, sometimes they ask a question or two. Very fast.
Pocalypse is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 8:14 pm
  #14  
Moderator: Hyatt Gold Passport & Star Alliance
 
Join Date: May 1998
Location: London, UK
Programs: UA-1K 3MM/AA-Ex Plat/HY- LT Globalist/BA-CCR/GGL/GfL
Posts: 10,784
Originally Posted by CKBA View Post
Still the 'old' GE at BWI on 29/1
And at LAX on Friday
Markie is offline  
Old Feb 2, 20, 9:24 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 484
Also at MIA
harpodamann is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: