Global Entry for Australian Passport holders?

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ChrisB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2018

Total posts 13

I know it’s been talked about before, and is a long running topic. Everything online still says “it’s coming...”

Does anyone have any news of when we could realistaexpect to see GE available for Australian passport holders?

I can’t wait for this, particularly when travelling within and out of the US for expedited clearance through security.... it will quite literally be a game changer.

aggie57

QF

Member since 04 Apr 2014

Total posts 123

Same here, I keep looking for an update but it still seems stuck in some sort of sign off process.

crwilkins

Qantas

Member since 02 May 2016

Total posts 26

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.

mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 311

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

OOLflyer

Member since 13 Feb 2017

Total posts 8

I have Global Entry via my British passport and an APEC card via my Kiwi passport.

Both are similar for arrival at passport control and for rapid clearance through customs.

But Global Entry also gives TSA-Pre expedited airport security, and that is fantastic!

OOLflyer

Member since 13 Feb 2017

Total posts 8

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.

Even if you have Global Entry, the only way you get expedited security upon departure when flying to Australia is if you fly Delta, Hawaiian or United.
Last editedby OOLflyer at May 22, 2019, 03:11 PM.

ChrisCh

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,030

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.

Even if you have Global Entry, the only way you get expedited security upon departure when flying to Australia is if you fly Delta, Hawaiian or United.
Last edited by OOLflyer at May 22, 2019, 03.11 PM.

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!

phileas.fogg

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

Member since 11 Feb 2018

Total posts 6

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.

Even if you have Global Entry, the only way you get expedited security upon departure when flying to Australia is if you fly Delta, Hawaiian or United.
Last edited by OOLflyer at May 22, 2019, 03.11 PM.

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.

That said, while I have Global Entry, I only ever fly United out of the U.S., so I haven’t tested this myself. Anyone else know?

gbogo

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).

Inbound, arriving at eg SFO, GE is a blessing, particularly if you arrive just after an LH or Korean A380 has just disgorged it’s load..

OOLflyer

Member since 13 Feb 2017

Total posts 8

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.

Even if you have Global Entry, the only way you get expedited security upon departure when flying to Australia is if you fly Delta, Hawaiian or United.
Last edited by OOLflyer at May 22, 2019, 03.11 PM.

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!

If you think about it, we are discussing flights departing US ports which carry large numbers of US citizens with Global Entry.

And yet still QF, VA and NZ don’t invest in participating in TSA-Pre to give the most frequent flyers expedited security.

I am sceptical that this would change if Aussie and Kiwi passengers became eligible for Global Entry.

Bear in mind that to get Global Entry I had to pay $100 for a UK Police Check, $200 to apply for Global Entry and then I had to attend an interview at LAX which could only be booked 12 weeks in advance. How many Aussie passengers would have the time and the motivation to do that?

crosscourt

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer - Chairmans Lounge

Member since 01 Sep 2011

Total posts 90

I have Global Entry via my British passport and an APEC card via my Kiwi passport.

Both are similar for arrival at passport control and for rapid clearance through customs.

But Global Entry also gives TSA-Pre expedited airport security, and that is fantastic!

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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