TSA Pre√ is one of Homeland Security’s Trusted Traveler Programs and is the best option for people that primarily fly within the United States. Basically, the program allows low risk travelers, who have a Known Traveler Number, to experience the benefit of expedited screening through the TSA Pre√ lanes. These lanes offer quicker transit through airport security screening because there is no removal of belt, shoes, light jackets and laptops from carry-ons, not to mention that there will be less people eligible to go on this line. The fee for TSA Pre√ is $85.
Global Entry is run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and allows “pre-approved, low risk” travelers an expedited means of clearing customs upon reentering the country. It is a better option than TSA Pre√ for those who frequently travel internationally because the program is designed to expedite the customs process. Travelers with Global Entry use kiosks that read their passports, fingerprints, and customs declarations, allowing them to bypass the customs official and the accompanying line. The fee for Global Entry is $100.
There are cards out there that reimburse you for your TSA Pre√ and Global Entry Fees.
Chase Sapphire Reserve Card-Receive a statement credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card for Global Entry or TSA Pre√
American Express Platinum and Business Platinum, you receive one Global Entry ($100) statement credit or one TSA Pre√ ($85) statement credit every 5 years for an application fee charged to your Platinum Card.
With the Citi ThankYou Prestige Card, and the Citi Executive AAdvantage Card you receive a statement credit, up to $100 every 5 years, as reimbursement for your application fee for Global Entry or TSA Pre √ charged to your card.
Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard-Primary cardmembers will receive one statement credit for the $100 Global Entry application fee every five years, once the fee is charged to the account. Note-this card is no longer available to new cardmembers.
The U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite card offers a statement credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee
Bank Of America Premium Rewards Card-offers a statement credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee.
Later to the scene, is the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card. Pay for the Global Entry fee (not TSA Pre√) using your card and receive the $100 statement credit. NOTE CHASE NO LONGER OFFERS THIS CARD ONLINE
Chase IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card-Get a Global Entry or TSA Pre✓ of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your Card
Chase United Explorer Card-Get up to $100 as a statement credit every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee for either program when charged to your Card.
So make sure if you have one of these cards, you use it for your application fees!