I enrolled in Global Entry about a year ago. It was worth the hassle of traveling 90 minutes to the closest processing center for a 10 minute interview and fingerprint scan. It’s allowed me to re-enter the USA much faster than my previous attempts.
The problem for most people is scheduling the interview with CBP officers. There are limited sites with limited appointment windows. Sometimes it takes months to get on the interview schedule.
CBP added a new feature called “Appointment Scanner.” It monitors for open interview appointments that pop up due to last-minute cancellations. When they find an appointment that fits your requirements, you’ll receive a text message or email (or both – your choice). This alert has a link to the Global Entry scheduler website, where you can login and claim the appointment.
Read more about the program at the article below.
While you are on his site, you may also be interested in his list of credit card offers that will pay for your Global Entry Fee.