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Immigration!!!!

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Immigration!!!!

Arrived CZM Thursday afternoon. One plane had landed a bit ahead of us. Most were thru the line already....not all...but most. Took one and a half hours from the time we exited the plane to the time we walked out the airport doors.

Returned Thursday afternoon. Took TWO hours to get thru immirgration at DFW (Dallas). Had to run to make connecting flight.

Plan accordingly.

Trip report soon!!

Saginaw, Texas
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1. Re: Immigration!!!!

DFW's Terminal D just keeps getting "worser". They never have enough agents there and I read in the paper yesterday that it's going to get even worse as sequestration kicks in even more.

I never enjoy going through all that coming home but at least when we get to DFW all we have to do is get out to the car.

Does Del Rio have an airport? (LOL) Sorry.

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2. Re: Immigration!!!!

I've been thru DFW many times and seen the lines looong and very busy but not like yesterday.

Yes, Del Rio has an airport but up until a few months ago it was Continental only to Houston only. Now it doesn't even have THAT! It's freight only. We drive 3 hrs. to San Antonio or 4 to Austin for flights.

Katy Texas
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3. Re: Immigration!!!!

Wow! That took a bit longer than normal..

Littleton, Colorado
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4. Re: Immigration!!!!

Thank you to several here that recommended the Global Entry card. Complaints like this makes me happy that we applied and finally have it! Now entering the US will be MUCH easier.

Last time in Coz we, too, had a very L O N G wait.

Katy Texas
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5. Re: Immigration!!!!

What you talking bout Willis? Where do I get one of these cards?

Cozumel, Mexico
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6. Re: Immigration!!!!

Does DFW have Global Entry? With the merger of USAir and AA, I'm guessing some of the flights might be combined.

We blew through CLT immigration and customs with Global Entry in about 30 seconds. Our bags were a 3 minute wait.

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7. Re: Immigration!!!!

Yeah, we ended up flying through DFW last month, as we missed the last direct flight off the island. I was SO glad we had my mother in a wheelchair and an airport escort or I swear we'd STILL be stuck in that lineup!!!

Honestly, I will NOT fly through the US on purpose anymore.

As for CZM, I think we've only cruised through Immigration quickly maybe 2x in all of our trips there.

Saginaw, Texas
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8. Re: Immigration!!!!

Yes, DFW has Global Entry. I should know. I stand there lusting after those kiosks for hours every time we return to DFW.

But, along with the interview during the week at the airport and the expense, it's just not feasible for us to pursue. Until they make it more affordable and easier to obtain I'll be there in line.

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9. Re: Immigration!!!!

My neighbor's father has the global entry card, and she claims the interview process wasn''t that bad.

I didn't have the courage to ask her if the fact that he is an alternate the Texas Supreme Court might have made it a lot easier for him! lol

She also didn't mention the cost.

Do you know what it is ?

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10. Re: Immigration!!!!

I think it's $100. per year...not sure, but for that expense and the fact that we would only use it once or twice a year it's not for us. There were 0 folks using it at DFW.