Trusted travelers say goodbye to long lines at the airport.
Air travel for passengers who fly internationally on a regular basis just got a lot easier at the San Antonio International Airport. SAIA is the twenty-eighth airport to implement Global Entry.
It's pretty simple once you are preapproved into the program. It's like using an ATM, except in this case they are kiosks that get you through customs in record time.
Here's how it works: You swipe your passport, answer a few questions and then you get a receipt, clearing you through customs.
The process normally takes you about 30 seconds to one minute.
"What they would do is they would go through the process of the kiosk. They would then go and claim their bag and then they can depart the customs area, and it's just like as if you had filled out that customs card on the airplane," explained Aviation director Frank Miller. "You don't have to do that now as a Global Entry member."
Most major airports across the country are now using Global Entry.
Miller said the goal is to move people through more quickly. He says the programs seems to be working well at other airports.