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Why I Broke Down and Got CLEAR to Get Through Security Faster

One of the best things to happen to air travel in the last decade was TSA PreCheck. With PreCheck, I know that 95% of the time my family can get through security in ten minutes or less and without all the extra drama of taking off shoes, pulling out electronics and snacks, etc. There is no question in my mind that Global Entry and PreCheck are worth the $100 fee every five years. In reality, many of us don’t even…

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Comparing First Class Flights on Three Airlines in Three Weeks

The last few weeks I have been up in the air much more than my normal travel pace. For work-related reasons, I’ve flown to a different state each of the last three weeks, and sometimes have been in more than one state on those trips. I don’t like being away from home quite this much, but the trips happened to fall this way and we made it work. Due to a variety of factors ranging from using upgrades certificates, to a…

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Bringing Medical Devices Onboard the Airlines for Free

For the past several years, the fees for bringing bags onboard the airplane have been consistently increasing, while the permitted sizes have been ever decreasing. If you fly on low-cost carriers, or even on a full-service carrier on a Basic Economy ticket, then you often can’t bring anything onboard that is larger than a purse or small backpack without being hit with additional fees. Either packing light or paying extra for bags has become old hat for many travelers. What is…

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