Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Mar 2018
Total posts 18
I know it’s been talked about before, and is a long running topic. Everything online still says “it’s coming...”
Member since 04 Apr 2014
Total posts 137
Same here, I keep looking for an update but it still seems stuck in some sort of sign off process.
Member since 02 May 2016
Total posts 28
I’m Green Card with AUST Passport, got Global Entry about 4 months ago, it is literally a game changer, through immigration on arrival to the US in less than 10 mins usually, and the TSA Precheck part gets you through domestic security easily, no removing shoes, belts, laptops, iPads, liquids etc.
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 342
It may be worthwhile writing or meeting with your Federal MP to see if they will take this up further and faster? I will do this myself next week when i'm meeting with my MP
Member since 13 Feb 2017
Total posts 8
I have Global Entry via my British passport and an APEC card via my Kiwi passport.
By the way, neither Qantas nor Virgin Australia nor Air New Zealand participate in TSA-Pre, so even American and British passengers with Global Entry have to queue for ordinary security at LAX and SFO and DFW and HNL like everybody else.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,103
I suspect it's something Qantas, VA and AirNZ would look at more closely if regular Australian (and NZ) passport holders could actually join the program. Until then, there'd be little reason for the airlines to invest money on the IT side to make things slightly easier for a small number of overseas-based passengers, versus their core market and loyalty base which would generally see no benefit (under the current arrangements).However, as with other changes to the travel experience such as onboard domestic WiFi, and being able to use your gadgets in flight mode during take-off, I'm sure there would be a solid race between Qantas and Virgin to be the first to announce (and introduce) support for TSA-Pre, should the USA make Global Entry available to Australian passport holders!
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Member since 11 Feb 2018
Total posts 6
I’m not sure this is true. My understanding is that you can get TSA Pre through one of two ways: actively registering for it or Global Entry, or passively through your airline. So if you have Global Entry, you should be able to use TSA Pre even if the airline doesn’t participate in the TSA program.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 15 Feb 2019
Total posts 1
OOLflyer is correct. I have Global Entry but TSA-pre doesn’t work leaving USA if flying Air NZ (I have from SFO and LAX many times).
If you think about it, we are discussing flights departing US ports which carry large numbers of US citizens with Global Entry.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer - Chairmans Lounge
Member since 01 Sep 2011
Total posts 91
I cant agree with this line re APEC at LAX … "Both are similar for arrival at passport control and for rapid clearance through customs." I have APEC and its taken ages very often.
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