New Advice for PreCheck & Global Entry, Warnings Countries Give About USA, Airports with Longest/Shortest TSA Lines, & More!

And in the blink of an eye, we’re already well into the first week of September. Time goes by so quickly! Anyway, here are our most popular posts for August 2019. Some of them were actually written before August (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older posts are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:

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Will The Real Worst Airline Please Stand Up?, THIS Airline Jumped Into THAT Airline’s Grave, Homeshares Are Awful, & More!

Happy Wednesday 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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I Pimped Our Flight. What’s It Like When You Buy “The Works” Upgrade Package

When I search for flights from Orlando, one airline often shows at the top of the list as the cheapest option, Frontier. While the price shown in the search is the actual fare, it wouldn’t be the price we’d pay to fly with them, as we’d eventually have to pay for a checked bag, carry-on bag or a seat assignment.

If you’re going really cheap, you can fly with only a small personal item like Sharon did when she surprised me on my business trip. However, this trip wasn’t going to be a short hop. We were going to Texas for four days to visit a water park. On top of our usual clothes, we’d be bringing beach towels, swimsuits, pool shoes, suntan lotion, and a cooler (for snacks in the park and in case we wanted to bring home any food).

When booking my ticket, I had the option of adding on the various options. With Frontier, you’ll get the lowest price if you pay for the extras when booking the ticket.

It wasn’t going to be cheap.

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I’ve Never Been Happier About Spending $19 For A Service I Didn’t Use

I’m not a gambler. I guess that’s why I’m not a fan of going to Las Vegas. On the other hand, I’ll gladly earn fewer rewards points for a purchase if the card provides better insurance coverage. I guess I’m willing to pay to limit my downside exposure but I don’t want to take risks for a large return.

That’s why I’m totally happy about spending $19 extra for coverage that I didn’t have to use on a recent trip.

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Our Experience Flying To Austin Airport’s New South Terminal

Austin airport is rapidly expanding to meet the needs of Texas’ capital city. The influx of new industries and the residential development of the surrounding areas left the airport bursting at the seams. Much of the current fanfare surrounded the addition of a new wing to the Barbara Jordan Terminal, adding many new gates and a swanky Delta SkyClub. However, in 2017 the airport was doing anything it could to alleviate the lack of gates.

Their interim solution? The South Terminal.

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A 12 million dollar refurbishment of a building dating back to the airport’s life as the Bergstrom Air Force Base quickly provided the airport with 30,000 square feet and three additional gates.

Now that the airport has completed its expansion, which airlines would be willing to stay at a terminal that’s nowhere close to any of the other airport facilities? Frontier and Allegiant, of course.

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