Over the last 12 years a proliferation of programs appeared to expedite processing thru US airports. With these programs comes a lot of confusion. Global Entry, TSA Pre-check, Sentri, Clear and more – how do you know which is right for you? Let’s put this alphabet soup thru a strainer and see what’s left.
First, this assumes a passenger primarily traveling for leisure. Road warrior business travelers have different requirements. Unless you are traveling for leisure the same amount as a frequent business traveler, the information following applies to you.
Since most Wizard of Odysseys clients live in the mid-Atlantic area or far from the Canadian or Mexico borders, Nexus and Sentri don’t make sense, because the intent of these programs is to get vehicular travelers quickly across the northern and southern borders. With that focus, these programs have limited other benefits. Strike these programs off your list.