In scanning around United.com today, I noticed a bit more information was added about the Global Entry compensation benefit since I last looked at that page. The benefit, available to Global Services, Premier 1K and Premier Platinum MileagePlus members, waives the $100 fee for program that speeds you through immigration and customs (assuming you’re approved).
Starting later in June, an automated process will be available that generates a code which can then be redeemed during the Global Entry application process. More details are reportedly coming soon, according to the description found here.
In the meantime, United is offering a $100 United.com TravelBank credit for people who want to apply now. To get the credit:
- Complete your Global Entry application at the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) found here.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following information:
- Your MileagePlus number
- The name on your account
- A confirmation of your Global Entry application submission (payment summary snapshot, email confirmation, or approval letter)
Once United verifies your eligibility, they’ll deposit a $100 credit into your TravelBank account, which can then be used to book travel. It takes 2-4 weeks for United to complete the process.
The benefit is for GS, 1K and Plats who earned that status for the 2012 program year and applies to new applicants only. If you already have an existing Global Entry membership, you can take advantage of this benefit during your next renewal, which has a maximum value of $100 every five years.
Now if we can just get more information about when United will finally activate into the PreCheck program, I’ll be a happy traveler.