Second time in a row 'random' NEXUS screening

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  1. janyyc
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    Damn it!

    WT*?

    Seriously, this isn't even funny. Sitting here waiting for an inspector to come to the deserted US preclearance thing in YYC.

    Happened a week ago coming in from FRA too! grrrrrrrrrrrrr :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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    I don't like how you have to go up to an agent in YYC for NEXUS...seems to defeat the purpose of NEXUS...
     
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    That sucks. :( But don't they have strict rules against using electronics in the preclearance area? [​IMG]
     
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    maybe that's why we haven't heard from janyyc again... He got cleared out...[​IMG]
     
  5. janyyc
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    No, even chocolates were fine! ;)
    And there was NO-ONE there for about 15 minutes.... So I called a friend, was on MP, did some good stuff! :eek: :)
    Now in the YYC transborder Servisair lounge - not bad!
     
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    I have been sent to secondary in the US preclearance area at YYC 3 times in the past few months using Nexus. Last time was about 3 weeks ago and the officer mentioned to me that I was the 4th person in the past 10 mins and about 20 people had been sent to secondary since opening about 2 hrs before I got there!

    Coming into Canada I have been sent a few times also. I have definitely been sent to secondary far more often than ever before without Nexus.
     
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    What is up with that? :) :confused:
    Which machine did you use?
    The one that's first up, or the one closer to the desk?
     
  8. ACMM
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    It happens, you suck it up and move on. It is not the end of the world.
     
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  9. same here the first year with Nexus I was thinking it was not a good idea... When I update my passport info within 2 flights you will be pulled for a "check" and since i fill passports quickly that gives them a reason to pull me over once a year. Glad I have two passports.
     
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    If all you get is pulled over once a year, that is no big deal. Would you rather stand in the masses line instead? ;)
     
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    Sure, not if you're a cat! :rolleyes:
     
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    Special lines for us. :)
     
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    Even with the 48-page passport book? :confused:
     
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    At YYC you use a machine and talk to an agent? Really?
     
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    Yup. Special line-up for crew/NEXUS though (meaning that there never is a line-up).
     
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    So you get your Nexus card at the machine, then show the card to the agent? I guess not exactly trusted traveler!
     
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    That makes no sense - do not need to do that in YYZ. Use the kiosk, and walk right by the agent and out of the area.
     
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  18. two 48 page passports. check out the new thread... lots of countries use a FULL page for a visa. later i will list the 22 last year alone that use a full page for a visa
     
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    Yes - China, India are two countries (multiple times) that I have in my passport.
     
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  20. WTF i just looked at my March 2010 CND passport and i have 6 clear pages... UGH! Vietnam Laos Chili china Burma Indonesia all use a full page, I dont even know what one of the visa is from Syria?
     
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    You can fit four Japan visa stickers on one page!
     
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    Well, here's my story.
    YYC-SFO delayed 3 hours, meaning that we'd miss our CNX to PSP. Nothing into PSP! :( So we're flying DEN-ONT. Sigh... AC Concierge was fantastic, though!
    Please console me by liking me! ;) :(
     
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    Where are the thanks to the concierge? Manners, manners!
    http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/the-thanks-concierge-thread.2020/
     
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    All me me me - take take take - never give give give ;) [​IMG]
     
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    I'll give you a "Like" because it sounds like you probably spent more than 10 minutes in secondary. [​IMG] If its any consolation, I got 3 secondaries in a row. the third time, I walked straight into the secondary office instead of going past the officer -- he tried to call me back, but I told him I got a secondary card and he waved me on.
     

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