Today, for the first time in my life, I got finger-printed.

Just like on  CSI:Miami, my fingerprints were run through Codis and every other crime database in the world.  Guess what came up?  You’re right!  Nada.  I guess I am a pretty boring person. At least I am honest, upstanding and criminal record-free.

I had my fingerprints taken at the interview for my Global Entry acceptance.  Yes, and I was accepted.  Now you can eat your hearts out with jealousy when you see me breezing through the customs lines when I return from some exotic destination like Timbuktu (yes, that would be exotic!!) or …or… I guess they are all exotic if you have never been, right?

Global Entry facilitates returning to the US from abroad, but it also gives you automatic “Trusted Traveler” status and that is a big PLUS when you have to go through TSA screening:  You get to go in the TSA Pre line.  Don’t have to take off your clothes or shoes, don’t have to take out your computer and gels…just your cell phone (if you carry it in your pocket).  Breeze right through (and then wait 20 minutes for your traveling companions)!  You can become a trusted traveler if you have elite status on Delta or American…But it is automatic with Global Entry.

Apply online!  Just Google “Global Entry” or “GOES”.  Have your passport and driver’s license (and a credit card) handy and you’re good to go through the application process.  Once your application is tentatively approved, you’ll go for your interview (like I did today) and before you know it … You’ll be breezing through TSA with me.

About jetsytravels

I travel a lot and want to travel even more. I really enjoy it! I have no travel expertise or special knowledge. I do have opinions, observations, impressions and photographs to share. If I am not particularly edifying - perhaps I will be entertaining! Who am I? I have an MBA and founded a catalog business about 17 years ago, called Isla, now also online as IslaOnline.com. I am a wife, and mother of two grown (nearly) sons. I split my residential time between Puerto Rico and Wisconsin.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s