Is Global Entry worthwhile?

Old Nov 17, 19, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by EqualOpp View Post


Actually...I had the precursor to GE in the late 1990s.....forget the name of that program.
PortPass which was preceded by INSPass.
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Old Nov 19, 19, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Landing Gear View Post
PortPass which was preceded by INSPass.


PortPass sounds semi-vaguely familiar. INSPass rings no bells. Wonder if I have my old PortPass card somewhere...maybe I trashed it.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by Landing Gear View Post
PortPass which was preceded by INSPass.
GE was preceded by USPASS, while USPASS was preceded by INSPASS.

PortPASS included USPASS/INSPASS, SENTRI and OARS amongst other programs.

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Old Nov 20, 19, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by EqualOpp View Post
Yay! Just got my Global Entry card. Thanks Chase IHG card!

Now...I wish I had Nexus - then I could easily drive across the border to Canada. Last time I was stuck in line for an hour or something like that, maybe worse. Maybe someday I will pony up the $50 and time to do that. Don't go often enough to Canada to do that yet. At least I can get back in the USA fast - though last time there was no line.

Actually...I had the precursor to GE in the late 1990s.....forget the name of that program.
Just to point out, Nexus includes GE. It would only be $50 instead of $100, but you'd still get GE privileges.
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Old Nov 20, 19, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
Just to point out, Nexus includes GE. It would only be $50 instead of $100, but you'd still get GE privileges.
Then why would anyone buy GE?
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Old Nov 20, 19, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
Just to point out, Nexus includes GE. It would only be $50 instead of $100, but you'd still get GE privileges.
Yes, although credit cards that reimburse the $100 GE cost do not reimburse the $50 NEXUS cost. Go figure.

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Then why would anyone buy GE?
Primarily because it's more hassle to get NEXUS. You have to do an interview at a joint NEXUS/GE enrollment center, which are along the US-Canada border (e.g., Seattle, Toronto).
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