Tagged: Global Entry

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Hotel Tips and New Global Entry Interview Option

Staying in hotels almost 50% of my nights last year, I learned a few tips. Tip #1: Book directly with the hotel, using 3rd party sites such as hotels.com increases your odds at getting “walked” last minute. This means you will be placed in a nearby hotel due to an...

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Credit Card Review: AMEX Platinum

American Express offers many credit cards but the most elite option available to the general public without an invite is their Platinum card. It is an excellent option for the active traveler as the value of the benefits outweigh the annual fee. The current signup bonus ranges from 60,000 to...

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Holiday Giveaway! Global Entry

For Subscribers Only Win $100 credit for Global Entry Application Fee! Next Monday, December 19th starting @ 9AM PST, be the one of the first 4 subscribers to leave a comment on what destination(s) you will travel to in 2017. For new Global Entry members to enroll in the US CBP Global Entry...

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Credit Card Application Batch – May/June 2016

Over the past few months I decided to apply for 3 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: AMEX Platinum Card: -100,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days (this offer is no...

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Giveaway: Delta, Alaska & Global Entry!

For Subscribers Only Be the first subscriber to leave a comment below on how you’ll use the prize and WIN! Round 1 on Wednesday, August 19th starting @ 11AM PST (5 Winners): 2 Delta coupons Each coupon is valid for 1 free beer, cocktail, wine split or headset on a Delta...

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Hawaiian Airlines Extra Comfort Economy: AKL-HNL HA446

After a quick trip to Sydney, I was on my way to Hawaii with a layover in Auckland, New Zealand. Earlier this year I applied for a status match from my Virgin America Silver status to Hawaiian Airlines. It took a few emails but a few weeks later I received...

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Global Entry Card (includes TSA PreCheck)

I applied for Global Entry in June 2011 and received approval in August 2011. In all it took ~90 days including an onsite visit to SFO for an interview. The card is valid for 5 years and costs $100. This is a complementary benefit for Personal, Small Business and Corporate...