Global Entry - Caribbean - is it worth it?

Old Jun 6, 16, 11:23 am
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Global Entry - Caribbean - is it worth it?

Many people have signed up for Global Entry or TSA Pre-check. I just signed up for Global Entry.

I wanted to get the group's thoughts on wait times and whether or not it is worth getting Global Entry for the Caribbean islands?

Example:
Nassau, Bahamas
Typical Wait time: 30 minutes
Global Entry Wait time: 5 minutes
Note: High season - May 2016

I thought this would help with travel plans.
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Old Jun 7, 16, 5:34 am
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Originally Posted by mrnik2007 View Post
Many people have signed up for Global Entry or TSA Pre-check. I just signed up for Global Entry.

I wanted to get the group's thoughts on wait times and whether or not it is worth getting Global Entry for the Caribbean islands?

Example:
Nassau, Bahamas
Typical Wait time: 30 minutes
Global Entry Wait time: 5 minutes
Note: High season - May 2016

I thought this would help with travel plans.
In my experience NAS is not a huge challenge on most days. The same for BDA and AUA which are the other two Caribbean airports with pre-clearance. But there another 25-30 Caribbean airports with flights to SJU, MIA, CLT, IAD, etc. and having GE will save you hours of time and prevent missed connections when you return to the US.
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Old Jun 11, 16, 3:23 am
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GE provides piece of mind when you are heading back -- I think we all have had instances when security is mysteriously backed up. We have seen long lines at times, and GE helps us zip through.
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