Global Entry Pre-Clearance

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  1. HiIslands
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    Good news, according to this article in USA Today:
    Trusted traveler program goes Canadian
    In other Canada air travel news, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that all eight preclearance airports in Canada have Global Entry kiosks.
    Global Entry, the trusted traveler program, lets low-risk travelers bypass the traditional inspection process and instead use kiosks to speed up the check-in process in the USA. Travelers must pay a $100 fee and give their fingerprints.
    Over the past year, Customs has installed Global Entry kiosks at its preclearance locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
    "Having this alternative in the preclearance environment allows travelers to be processed faster, before they even board an aircraft," CBP Acting Assistant Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in a news release. "Global Entry also allows CBP officers to focus on those who may pose a higher risk."
     
  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I used GE in Calgary recently.
     
  3. Captain Oveur
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    They've been around for a little while now. It's still a little faster to use the NEXUS machine (not including the time for filling out the Customs form).
     
  4. Rgruenwald

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    Good luck getting your interview in Charlotte NC for Global Entry, they are open 3 hours, two days each week and do not have any interview openings for 3 months
     

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