Tip: Sign up for Global Entry Free of Charge With Select Credit Cards

Ever since Global Entry and TSA PreCheck became an option, they’ve saved travelers valuable time at the airport. While you’ll use Global Entry to ease through US immigration upon returning from an international trip, you’ll also automatically receive TSA PreCheck when you sign up. For those who don’t venture abroad as much as traveling domestically, TSA PreCheck can be used at most…

TSA Wait Times Drastically Decrease Over Summer Months

After the TSA’s tumultuous first half of the year, which involved thousands of customers missing their flights due to unacceptably long lines, it seems as if efforts to decrease wait times are working. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced in a press conference last week that between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 98% of passengers waited no longer…

You’ll Soon No Longer Be Allowed to Wear Glasses in Your Passport Photo

Taking a valid passport photo can be a real challenge. Make sure you’re in front of a white background, there’s great lighting, the perfect amount of exposure, you’re not wearing a large scarf or hat, you’re in the center of the frame and there are no shadows. But soon, there’ll be one more thing to look…

Lufthansa Passengers Now Have Access to TSA PreCheck

Lovers of Lufthansa rejoice! This week, Lufthansa became the 18th airline to join the TSA PreCheck program. Lufthansa is the first European airline to join and — along with Etihad — is one of just two airlines based outside of North America to participate. The German-based Lufthansa successfully joined before Spirit and Frontier, both of which still seem to be limited by technical problems. In case you’re…

Review: Air Serbia (A330) Business Class, Round-Trip Between New York and Belgrade

TO THE POINT: Air Serbia recently launched nonstop service from New York to Belgrade with a retrofitted two-cabin aircraft. The pros: wonderful service, a luxurious lounge, and 18 cozy lie-flat seats. The cons: low-quality bedding and pillows, plus a quirky seat that only lets the tray table come up when it’s in the upright position. After…

One Last AA Mileage Run Before the Devaluation on August 1

TPG Contributor Eric Goldner just got back from an epic three-day adventure that earned him AA Platinum status. Here’s how he did it. A few weekends ago, I embarked on a mileage run that would take me from coast to coast, down to Miami and over to Panama for a grand total of $942.85. I was on a mission:…

United Will Test Out Automated Security Lanes at Its Hubs This Fall

Given the long wait times travelers have grown accustomed to, especially during the summer, airlines are using their own resources in an attempt to improve TSA wait times. Delta recently tested out new TSA automated screening lanes at its hub in Atlanta (ATL), increasing efficiency by 30% at each lane, while American Airlines recently announced it would follow suit at Phoenix (PHX), Chicago…

Can I Apply TSA PreCheck to Flights I’ve Already Booked?

Update: A representative from American Airlines emailed us with some clarification regarding this issue: “If you book via a travel agency, you will also want to ensure they have the correct KTN and DOB. For example, how American is setup: if your travel agency submits a KTN, but it is wrong, the AAdvantage profile won’t…

You Can Now Get TSA PreCheck with Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

In response to long TSA security checkpoint wait times, several airlines have been working to help passengers get through the lines quicker. Delta, American and United all offered their own resources to help the situation, and last week, JetBlue announced that it was targeting Mosaic members with free TSA PreCheck memberships. Now, as of today, Southwest is…