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Spirit Airlines Getting PreCheck in the Next Week!

Great news for budget travelers who fly Spirit Airlines – they seem to finally be joining the current decade and state on Twitter that they will have PreCheck up and working by the end of January….which is less than a week away! In fact, it may already be up via a soft launch this week.   My parents are from the generation of travelers that get to the airport several hours early…and that’s a darn good thing because as pretty regular…

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Frontier Airlines Now Offers TSA Pre✓!

I have some great news if you like to take advantage of the sometimes insanely low Frontier Airlines deals, but you also aren’t fond of long security lines. Frontier now (finally) offers TSAPre✓!!! This announcement brings the total number of airlines that participate in TSA Pre✓ to 19 including: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, OneJet, Seaborne Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America and…

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How I Finally Got Through to Global Entry Customer Service

Right after we got my youngest daughter her passport last summer we set out to get her Global Entry. Unlike with TSA PreCheck, kids don’t get a free pass to piggyback with their parents to utilize Global Entry upon re-entry into the United States. Kids of all ages have to have their own Global Entry or the entire family will effectively be slowed down when re-entering the country by going through the normal lines. Last year I went through the whole…

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Which Credit Cards Cover Global Entry Application Fees

I recently wrote about who should get TSA PreCheck given that the TSA lines at airports across the country have been insanely long recently with reports that they may get worse this summer. It seems that some actions are now being taken by TSA and the airlines themselves to get the lines back under control, but ultimately the best defense against very long security screening lines is to have TSA PreCheck in order to give yourself the option of using…

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Does Your Airline Offer TSA PreCheck?

As you probably know, TSA security lines getting longer. And loonger. And loooonger. Even my parents who get to the airport much earlier than I would ever consider are a tiny bit nervous about how to prepare for the potential security delays on their upcoming trips. Even though they both have Global Entry and TSA PreCheck this doesn’t do them any good when they fly budget airlines Spirit and Frontier, as not all airlines partner with the TSA to provide…

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Who Should Get TSA PreCheck?

If you haven’t yet seen the crazy TSA security lines that are happening around the country, you probably will. Not that TSA and security screenings have ever been the highlight of the flying process, but I’ve never seen so many consistent and widespread complains about insanely long security lines than I do now. Heck, I saw a terrifyingly long security line at Las Vegas McCarran airport for myself just a couple of weeks ago, and I have never been so insanely grateful…

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How To Not Drop Your Baby When Going Through Airport Security

You may have already seen the security recording of a baby in Poland who almost hits the ground after going through airport security and being propped on the screening table.  The baby was saved from the fall only at the last second by a superman-like dive from airport security.  If you haven’t yet seen it, here it is. It is easy to criticize the baby’s dad in the video for allowing the situation to exist in the first place (and…

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TSA Pre-Check Still Great, But Lines Are Getting Longer

TSA Pre-Check was one of the best things to come to air travel since I don’t know, the mobile boarding pass?  Point is, it is awesome.  You get to leave your shoes and light jacket on, laptop and liquids in your bags, and walk simply through a metal detector.   It was like the “old days” of air travel where you went through security, but it wasn’t the royal logistical (and potentially invasive) pain that it has become. Originally you could…

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Preparing Children for Airport Security

Most parents know that the best thing you can do for your children when they are going into a new environment is to prepare them for it ahead of time, and support them while they are experiencing it.  This is true when starting a new school, starting a new gymnastics class, going to the doctor, having their first “play date”, and going through airport security.  In fact, the whole process of flying and travel requires preparation and support, but today…

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Quick Notes From the Sky

Today I am off for the night for a quick visit to the Pacific Northwest. It had been way too long since I visited that part of the country, and when a good United fare presented itself a couple months ago, I jumped. While I’m not 100% sure it will happen, I am going to make an attempt to hit 1K (top tier status) with United this year, so expect more short little quasi-mileage runs throughout the year. For me,…

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