There are different methods to avoid lines at the airport. Some assist with SECURITY lines while others are designed to assist with CUSTOMS lines. :
SECURITY- everyone traveling by air in the US (domestic or international) must pass through security upon leaving for your trip.
CUSTOMS- refers to items being brought into a country upon the return from your trip
IMMIGRATION- refers to people entering a country either as a visitor or returning home
Best way to avoid the long lines and get through security quicker, you can choose to join a program to expedite the process. See the chart below to decide which program is best for you!
Which one is recommended?
That depends on where, and how much, you're traveling. The good news is, the Department of Homeland Security's interactive Trusted Traveler tool, can help you decide that! All you have to do is answer a few questions about your travel habits before generating the best program for you.
Getting a TSA Pre-check or Global Entry still wasn't really something that I thought I would need. That was until I got to try it one time! What a difference it makes, especially if you travel a lot! You are in and out of the security line or customs line so quickly! It was so much more relaxing and easy (for me that is). So guess what? I went got and myself a Global Entry Trusted Traveler Number.
When a friend encouraged me to look to see if my credit card covered the cost of Global Entry for free, it was a no brainer.
Here are the links to sign up:
Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check https://ttp.cbp.dhs.gov/
Hi! My name is Julie and I am the owner of Julez Travel! I love planning vacations! I love the excitement of planning for that special occasion like birthdays, anniversaries or honeymoons! One of my favorite parts is adding special touches to make the trip fun with little surprises!