In a bizarre video released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency to promote the Global Entry program, Santa Claus aka Kris Kringle applies for Global Entry after being fed up with those annoying immigration/customs lines.
I wonder where his reindeer are?
Anyway, the Global Entry program is indeed quite invaluable to any frequent traveller since it massively cuts down the time waiting in immigration and customs lines. Global Entry members also get TSA Pre which cuts down the time in security lines for domestic travellers. Not to mention, Australia recognises Global Entry and allows US Citizens enrolled in Global Entry to use their Smartgate system. And, last but not least, the $100 enrollment fee for the Global Entry program is reimbursed by quite a few major credit cards today so it is in fact *free*.
Here is a list of credit cards that reimburse you (and, in some cases, authorised users) for the Global Entry fee.
Please note these are NOT affiliate links:
Chase Sapphire Reserve Card – 100k Offer
Citi Prestige Card – 50k Offer
American Express Platinum Card (Business (100k) and Personal (40k))
Ritz Carlton Rewards Card – 3 Complimentary Nights at any Tier 1-4 Ritz
Citi/AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard (50k Offer)
AAdvantage Aviator Silver