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Do Your Global Entry Interview When You Return From a Trip at These Airports

Global Entry is by far one of the best investments in anything I’ve ever made. I travel internationally at least six times a year, often more, and customs in my home airport of San Francisco can sometimes take hours. My very first trip with Global Entry was on a return trip from Italy where I made it through a full hour and a half before my boyfriend did who was on the same flight and entered the customs area by my side.

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There’s a Faster Way to Get Accepted for Global Entry

While this might sound like a fantasy, there is a way to get through an airport with minimal waiting. For $100, Global Entry allows you to skip security lines, avoid taking off your shoes and pulling out your liquids and laptops, and get to your gate quickly — and it’s good for five years.

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TSA PreCheck Applications Soar Amid Long Lines At Airports

Navigating airport security lines is a hassle, for most. Among the exceptions: passengers with TSA PreCheck stamped on their boarding pass.

They don’t take off their shoes, they don’t take out their laptops and they often clear security in just a few minutes. And now, there are a lot more of them.

In the past three months the number of applications for TSA PreCheck has more than doubled. Almost 16,000 people a day are now applying for PreCheck. That’s a huge increase from less than 7,000 a day in March.

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The Start-to-Finish Guide to Getting Through Airport Security as Fast as Possible

Airport security lines have been especially nightmarish lately, and there are a handful of factors to blame: more people flying, new screening procedures, and the TSA is seriously understaffed. It’ll be tough to avoid longer than usual wait times at airports this summer, but a little planning will help you to at least navigate security as fast as possible.

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