Posted December 11th, 2017, 04:15 AM
Well, Dulles is our only option. Charlotte is 5 hours, so is Philly. Can anyone comment on how long it takes after the interview to get the status? We will be flying out of Dulles internationally twice next year, and we could arrange it on our first trip.
Somehow we got TSA Pre status in March this year for a Panama Canal cruise out of Florida. I didn't apply, it was just on our tickets. Because of it, the domestic airport experience was... really not awful. That's what started me down this path. We probably aren't making enough overseas trips, but I'm still thinking it I would like to have it.
Just because you got Pre-Check for one trip, does not mean you will get it every trip. Unless you apply for it.
And Global Entry is so much more convenient when returning to the US.
And to me it is a no brainer, $85 for Pre-Check or $100 for Global Entry, which includes Pre-Check.
BTW, Pre-Check is not just for domestic flights. It also works for international flights on US carriers, and some, but not all, foreign carriers.