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TSA Pre vs. SENTRI / Global Entry
I think I’ve discovered a way for frequent (and long-term) travelers to save a bit on TSA Pre.
I’m a SENTRI pass holder (allows entry into the USA from Mexico), and the initial 5-year government fee is about $122 (includes TSA Pre as part of the government documentation). The RENEWAL is only $25 and again it includes TSA Pre. I’m guessing NEXUS (USA/Canada) card holders get the same benefit, but the initial upfront cost is even lower.
It might be worth considering for those who want to save a bit on TSA Pre.
Great advice! I think most readers probably have received TSA PreCheck via signing up for Global Entry, which is covered by the fee credit on many premium credit cards these days.
But for those without the higher annual fee cards that cover it, it’s a great backup option.