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Thread: Been There.... Done That.... and LOVE IT!

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    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
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    On our May trip, the Jetblue lines were horrid. Tom can’t stand for long periods, or walk any real distance. I ended up asking an agent for a wheelchair. She graciously obliged, grabbed our passports and checked us both in. I was rewarded with a full pat down by TSA when we got to security (sigh). In the past, there has never been a line at Jetblue and we thought it would be manageable.

    So, welcome home Mr and Mrs CP! Time to start planning for next year. Thanks again for all the great reports!!

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    When I left in May the Jetblue check in lines were really crazy. United was empty but I had a carry on and used the multi airline kiosk.

    I recently got Global entry. I already had pre-check but I have a credit card that covers the cost so why not. We have an enrollment center at Newark airport so it was really convenient and I was able to get an appt the same day I was conditionally approved. Entire process less than a week.

    CP, you may have a cc that covers the enrollment cost. Check it out.

    again, thanks for sharing with us. Back to work with the rest of us commoners lol


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    Bri, you're right. Here's a list of the credit cards that currently offer TSA precheck as a perk: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck/credit-cards-offer GE is only another 15 bucks for 5 years
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    US Customs is a real teaz...they have all of those windows and fill it with a couple officers. I think the most we've ever seen is three at a time. It's ridiculous...!




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    There always seems to be a line at jetblue. Last year I preprinted my boarding pass and got to skip it. That's a must do from now on.

    I also had the longest line I've ever seen at customs. Made me consider global entry but the only time I really fly is going to Aruba so not sure is w with it unless I hit the lotto and can increase my trips.
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    We just renewed our Global Entry/TSA Precheck. My husband has a credit card that paid for his so we just had to pay for mine. Even though both of ours had expired, we luckily did not have to go back for an interview. Our initial interview was PHL which is about an hour from home. We made the appointment late afternoon and when we were done, went out to dinner-it was just the way to make the trek there easier.




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    When you stop and think about it, the $100 for 5 years equals $20 a year. Even if you fly only once a year, it is still probably a lot less than you lose in the casinos. (I can rationalize almost anything).




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    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    When you stop and think about it, the $100 for 5 years equals $20 a year. Even if you fly only once a year, it is still probably a lot less than you lose in the casinos. (I can rationalize almost anything).

    So true! I can easily lose $100 in 5 minutes in a casino.

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    It also comes down to this, what is your time worth? If you have no issues standing in that huge Customs hall packed in like you're waiting to board a ride at Disney, then there is no reason to have G/E. But, if you'd rather have an extra 30 minutes on the beach on departure day maybe it's an option. As Robin points out, it's 20 bucks a year or 40 for a couple. Have breakfast or lunch in the room one day and you've saved the 40 dollars. Honestly in the years we have had it, we've never spent more than 45 minutes counter to gate. Sorry to highjack your thread Chuck

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