TSA PreCheck, Clear, and Global Entry – What’s Best for You?
It’s a situation which has happened to all of us. We’ve gone to the airport ahead of schedule, checked in and checked our bags, printed our tickets and boarding passes. But the security line is long and moving at a sluggish pace. These long lines mean less time to dine once you’re in the terminal, less time to relax in the lounge, and the dreaded possibility of missing your flight. What’s worse is when you are then subject to a random pat-down, or two of the people in front of you forgot to remove water and laptops from their bags. That’s where programs such as TSA PreCheck, Clear, and Global Entry come in. Airport security lines can range from an average wait time of 8 minutes all the way up to 40 minutes, the latter of which is the norm for LAX. The longest wait time ever recorded was a whopping 3 hours and 51 minutes at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. But these three expedited services are designed to help you get through airport security lines more quickly and efficiently, reducing stress and making your travel journey more memorable.