Final Day for 120k: 5 Reasons Why Families Need the IHG Premier Credit Card

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

This is the final few hours for the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card’s limited-time offer where you can earn up to 120,000 IHG points — the highest publicly available offer we’ve ever seen on the card. While a sign-up offer might be one reason to get a card, the annual benefits your family will …

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You Can Get Global Entry Upon Arrival at These 49 Airports

Written by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

Getting Global Entry is a fairly simple process, but you may encounter delays (weeks or even months) when it comes to scheduling an interview. The Enrollment on Arrival service, which is rapidly expanding, may be the perfect alternative to long interview waits. The service allows you to complete your Global Entry interview as part of the immigration process when arriving …

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9 Key Things to Know About Getting Global Entry

Written by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

As a frequent international traveler, I’ve come to depend on Global Entry — a system that allows me to clear US customs in under three minutes. While the process of getting or renewing membership may seem intense, it’s actually relatively painless, and the service continues to exceed my expectations. Here are some important things you should …

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The Ultimate Guide to Updating Travel Documents After a Name Change

Written by Kimberly Tate @ The Points Guy

While more and more people are choosing to keep their surname after marriage, many still take their partner’s name after the ceremony. Another popular option is to create a hyphenated last name, but doing so doesn’t make the process of legally changing your name any less complicated. Changing your name can be viewed as the …

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Does My Credit Card’s PreCheck/Global Entry Credit Cover NEXUS?

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

“Reader Questions” are answered twice a week by TPG Associate Editor Brendan Dorsey. While waiting in line is usually an inevitability while traveling, there are a few ways to cut down on your time in security queues with a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck membership. Even better, many credit cards reimburse the fees associated with …

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Still Waiting for Your Global Entry Renewal? You’re Not Alone, and Here’s Why

Written by Michael Y. Park @ The Points Guy

If it feels like it’s taking forever for your Global Entry renewal, you’re not wrong — the federal program that allows trusted travelers to be whisked through the line upon entering the US is suffering from a noticeable delay, and it could take weeks or months before you’re back on track again. “I would really like to …

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The Points & Miles Backpacker: Why You Really Should Get Global Entry

Written by Brian Biros @ The Points Guy

I jumped on the Global Entry bandwagon in 2014, when United used to cover the cost for Premier Platinum members. I then expected everyone would join me when premium credit cards became mainstream and automatically reimbursed the $100 Global Entry application fee. However, I still see far too many travelers without Global Entry, which also …

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Renewing Global Entry with a Name Change

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

So Mrs. Island Miler and I recently renewed our passports, which was an easy and straight-forward process.  This, even though Mrs. Island Miler was changing her name on it.  But renewing Global Entry with a name change has been much more challenging. The Challenge Despite getting married five years ago, Mrs. Island Miler decided to […]

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The Credit Cards That Will Pay For Your Global Entry Or TSA PreCheck Application Fee (Updated June, 2018)

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Global Entry is a program of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service that allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to receive expedited clearance upon arrival into the United States. In my opinion, it’s a no-brainer decision for any frequent traveler to sign up for this program. The $100 non-refundable application fee is a small price to pay … Continue reading “The Credit Cards That Will Pay For Your Global Entry Or TSA PreCheck Application Fee (Updated June, 2018)”

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Apple Drama: Colorado Woman Has Global Entry Reinstated Following Congressman’s Intervention After Customs Violation

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Two months ago a Colorado based passenger arrived at a U.S. point of entry from Paris on Delta Air Lines and the airline handed out fruits during the flight which the lady then decided to take off the plane, a decision that cost her $500 as well as her Global Entry membership. The case caused […]

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Hotels Removing Parking Fees, The Flight That Left With No One’s Luggage, & More

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Sunday, friends! Hope you’ve had a good week! Here are the travel articles we’ve recently seen that we think you may enjoy. Mommy Points wrote about a mom who was forced by airline staff to install a car seat on the plane incorrectly or not be able to fly. What a difficult situation, as … Continue reading “Hotels Removing Parking Fees, The Flight That Left With No One’s Luggage, & More”

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TSA Pre-Check Is Great, But Don’t Use Your Points To Pay For It

Written by SharonKurheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

If you have travels coming up, I sure hope you have TSA Pre✓®. If you don’t, why not? It’s one of the easiest ways to help make travel less stressful. I’ve written about the ways you can enroll in the program in this post. I just ask one favor, when you apply: PLEASE DON’T USE POINTS TO PAY … Continue reading “TSA Pre-Check Is Great, But Don’t Use Your Points To Pay For It”

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You’ll Soon Be Able to Enroll in TSA PreCheck at Staples

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Signing up for TSA Precheck is about to get a little easier. Staples has announced they will be teaming up with IDEMIA to open TSA Precheck enrollment centers at Staples retail locations throughout the country. Staples will bring IdentoGO, which offers TSA PreCheck enrollment, to 50 Staples locations this summer. Staples stores in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, …

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Careful What You Carry: Colorado Woman Gets $500 Fine And Has Global Entry Status Revoked For Not Declaring Apple At Customs

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

An apple a day keeps Global Entry away… It’s no secret that U.S. entry regulations are quite stringent especially when it comes to customs and agriculture restrictions and just recently a CO based passenger had to experience this the hard way. The passenger arrived at a U.S. point of entry from Paris on Delta Air […]

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TSA Checkpoint Lines Are Getting Even Longer So I’m Looking At CLEAR

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

The last few times we flew out of Orlando, the TSA lines have been unbelievably long. The regular security line stretched all the way back towards the food court.  It looked exactly like this: We had to work our way through the crowds to make it to the TSA PreCheck lanes. Once we got to … Continue reading “TSA Checkpoint Lines Are Getting Even Longer So I’m Looking At CLEAR”

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United States & Taiwan ROC Join Trusted Trusted Traveler Relationship On November 1st 2017, eGates/Global Entry Available To Both Nationals

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Nationals of the U.S. as well as Taiwan will soon have access to each others Trusted Traveler programs, Global Entry and the eGates at Taiwanese ports of entry as the reciprocal relationship begins on November 1st 2017. A requirement is to be registered with the national trusted travel system after which individuals can then apply […]

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