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Successful Global Entry Interview During the Government Shutdown

Jan 18 2019

My daughter received conditional approval for Global Entry. Unlike precheck where small children can accompany parents, if the child – even a baby – doesn’t have Global Entry then parents cannot use it when they land back in the U.S.. My wife and I wanted her to get Global Entry right away!

Unfortunately her interview was scheduled for early January, and the morning it was scheduled we received a cancellation email because of the government shutdown.

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Updated: 10 Best Card Offers to Start the Year

Jan 18 2019

Every month I post what I find are the best signup bonus offers out there. There’s now even a public 200,000 mile offer which I’ve never seen before.

I came up with this list earlier in the month — and 4 of the offers are already gone, however since writing the list two of the best offers we’ve seen in awhile have launched. With that much change it seemed prudent to update the list, ensure it’s current, and bring you the best deals.

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New Centurion Lounge Access Policy Goes Into Effect March 22

Jan 18 2019

American Express Centurion lounges seem to me to be so crowded no one goes there anymore. The lounges are nice, an improvement on their US airline lounge alternatives. They’re stylish spaces with decent food and beverage programs.

And whenever you have a nice lounge demand for the lounge is greater than you expect, even knowing that the lounges are going to face heavy demand because people are going to want to use them.

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Should Airlines Pay TSA Screeners and Air Traffic Controllers During the Shutdown?

Jan 17 2019

Security wait times have increased as TSA screeners call in sick — coming to work not knowing when they’ll be paid is demoralizing. Air traffic controllers are working without knowing when they’ll be paid, too. But is there any reason that has to be so?

Should US airlines hire the screeners and air traffic controllers and pay them directly?

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American Will Soon Stop Making You Gate Check Your Carry On Bags

Jan 17 2019

In addition to faster internet American’s 737s and A321s are also getting bigger overhead bins. As long as each passenger only brings their allowable carry on bags and stows their personal item under the seat there should be no need to check a bag.

A change to the computer display at each gate rolled out December 11 to let agents know when the plane has this new interior and will have enough bin space for all passengers.

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