Two crew members went in front of me. Then I handed my receipt to the CBP agent, who stamped it. That was it.
Had I not checked a bag -- an admittedly amateur move -- I'd have been out of Customs and baggage claim in about two minutes.
I do not work for Customs and Border Patrol (thank God), nor do they pay me anything for advocating. But I will say this without hesitation: Global Entry is worth your $100 if you fly internationally even once a year, and it's good for five years. Getting TSA Precheck for domestic flights is just an added bonus.
Wouldn't you pay $20 to make a headache go away? Well, you can. And you should.
Ryan Craggs is Thrillist's Travel Editor. He was not paid by CBP for this endorsement, but he's open to the idea. Follow him @ryanrcraggs.