Jun 12, 2019, 04:09 PM
Apologies for my earlier error: QF/VA/NZ elect not to participate in TSA-Pre, which is the Global Entry benefit which allows simplified departure security.There are two sets of On Arrival automated passport machine: the first for anyone who has previously used their passport to enter the USA and ...
Jun 11, 2019, 09:45 AM
To get Global Entry costs US$100, plus the cost of a police check, plus you have to book 8-10 weeks in advance for an interview at LAX or HNL or SFO or DFW.I reckon on a 300 seat aircraft from the USA to Australia there are probably 150 US citizens of whom maybe 15 have Global Entry. Which is wor...
Jun 11, 2019, 09:20 AM
As I have written on other threads, I already have it via my UK passport and can safely say:1. It is great for giving TSA-Pre on domestic flights in the US.2. It is great for rapid processing upon arrival in the US.3. It does not work for your departure from the US to Australia on QF, VA or NZ as...
Feb 06, 2019, 03:41 PM
I live in southeast Queensland and this is my preferred way of getting to and from the USA.The seat is short of storage space and privacy, but as a bed it is more comfortable than the QF and VA competitors as it’s wider for your legs.Best of all is the scheduling for North America. Returni...
Nov 07, 2018, 07:36 PM
The seat shown isn’t the current model - it’s the failed Upper Class Dream Suite which was too tightly packed.The Virgin Atlantic / Air NZ seat is arguably the best to sleep in of any airline seats.Sure, it doesn’t face the windows and storage space is poor. But still, at lea...
May 30, 2019, 12:49 AM
Originally Posted by ChrisCh Originally Posted by OOLflyer 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...
May 22, 2019, 03:10 PM
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 expedite...
May 22, 2019, 03:04 PM
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!
Nov 09, 2018, 03:34 PM
Best Business seat for daytime: Eva AirBest Business seat for nighttime: Air New Zealand / Virgin AtlanticWorst seat: Qantas Skybed 1 and 2Worst product: Singapore Airlines (really no amenity case?)
Aug 18, 2018, 08:33 PM
If you have a British passport, sign up before departure for Global Entry in the USA.Shorter arrival lines, plus you get TSA Pre check on all flights in the USA!You’ll never use your Aussie passport to the USA again!