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Global Entry at MCO - Can We Skip the Overflow Holding Room?

Global Entry at MCO - Can We Skip the Overflow Holding Room?

Old Jan 11, 20, 1:48 pm
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Global Entry at MCO - Can We Skip the Overflow Holding Room?

A quick question which I wonder if anyone has the answer to; on occasion before having Global Entry and arriving at MCO the immigration hall has been so full that an overflow holding room was used. My family all now have Global Entry so if this were the case when we next arrive would passengers with GE be able to skip the holding room - would there be opportunity to do that? Would we be separated off before being directed to the holding room?

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Old Jan 12, 20, 1:59 pm
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A quick question which I wonder if anyone has the answer to; on occasion before having Global Entry and arriving at MCO the immigration hall has been so full that an overflow holding room was used. My family all now have Global Entry so if this were the case when we next arrive would passengers with GE be able to skip the holding room - would there be opportunity to do that? Would we be separated off before being directed to the holding room?
Much the same kind of clogging of an area by non-GE members while GE kiosks are very much available for use happens at BOS too. At times the airport has contractors calling for GE members to make their way forward by cutting into the crowd and going straight to the GE kiosks. But those contractors aren’t always doing that at BOS or at MCO and then you have to consider how you want to go about doing things to get to the free GE kiosks.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 3:34 am
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Much the same kind of clogging of an area by non-GE members while GE kiosks are very much available for use happens at BOS too. At times the airport has contractors calling for GE members to make their way forward by cutting into the crowd and going straight to the GE kiosks. But those contractors arenít always doing that at BOS or at MCO and then you have to consider how you want to go about doing things to get to the free GE kiosks.
Thanks for the advice. I think that in that instance, if I were being directed towards a holding room instead of towards the GE kiosks I would advise them that we have Global Entry and ask if we could go straight to kiosks which would invariably be available.
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