A Security Shortcut

Airport Security lineThe next time you’re standing in line at airport security cursing because you forgot to wear the good socks, consider applying for Global Entry. This program, courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, lets trusted travelers speed through passport control and customs, provided they’ve passed a rigorous background check and paid a $100 fee (reimbursable for American Express Platinum cardholders). Even better, if you’re accepted by Global Entry, you’re automatically qualified for TSA Pre, which means you can usually avoid having to remove your shoes and belt or submit your liquids and laptop for inspection.

Here’s a list of U.S. airports where Global Entry is available.

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