Just got an email from Continental announcing some added benefits. I hadn't seen this posted here yet.... "We're pleased to announce a new benefit for Premier 1K and Premier Platinum members that makes going through customs and immigration in the U.S. faster and easier. Beginning in the second quarter of 2012, these members will be eligible for a Global Entry benefit. We'll compensate eligible members for the cost of their Global Entry application fee (for new applications) — a unique, new benefit. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs & Border Protection program that allows expedited clearance for preapproved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States."