In the 24-plus hours since President Trump’s State of the Union address, the landscape has changed for many New York travelers and the advisors who work with them.
About 800,000 travelers will be losing their access to Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler programs (TTP) over the next five years, including 50,000 whose pending applications are being immediately denied and 175,00 that are up for renewal and will be cut off by the end of the year.
As they do, all those folks will be moving to the already-crowded Immigration lines at JFK Airport instead of speeding through Global Entry, where the immigration process takes just minutes, travel advisors noted.
With longer queues imminent, this might be a good time to suggest that travelers from other states enroll in Global Entry, some advisors noted. Global Entry comes with a $100 fee, but some co-branded credit cards reimburse it and…