Watch Out For Airbnb AGAIN, New United Promotion, Warning If Flying To/Through This Country, & More

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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My New Advice When Choosing Between TSA PreCheck or Global Entry

Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are the two main options you have to choose from if you want to get precertified for expedited treatment at U.S. Government checkpoints. Both of the services give access to the TSA PreCheck lanes at U.S. airports. This means you don’t have to go through the whole security theater of taking off your shoes and belt and removing your iPad and liquids from your bag. Most of the time you’ll also avoid going through TSA’s nude-o-scope and only need to pass through an old fashioned metal detector.

Global Entry, while a more lengthy process, also gives you expedited passage through U.S. Customs and Border Protection lanes when re-entering the United States. Just go to a Global Entry kiosk and enter your travel info, answer the usual questions and get your picture taken. Go to meet an agent and you’re on your way.

If you had asked me up until now, I would have told you to go for Global Entry. In fact, I did say exactly that in my article comparing the services:

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It Just Got A Whole Lot Easier To Travel To The U.K.

When Joe and I went to London a month or so ago, our first 90 minutes were spent standing on the queue to get through immigration at Heathrow. We realized it was a necessary evil, but it made us even more appreciative that we had Global Entry, so we wouldn’t have to stand on a similar line when we got home.

Flights Delayed at Heathrow due to snow

Thankfully, the U.K. government just changed that.

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Hotels Getting Stingier & Stingier, Airline Menu Change Thanks To Social Media, Sweet Spot For Points, & More!

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The Best Domestic Airline & Nicest Cat. 4 Property In The World, Changi Rules, Mobile Passport Changes & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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