5 Key Things to Know About Getting Global Entry

Here at TPG we love anything that makes international travel easier — meaning we’re all thrilled with Global Entry. Being able to fast-track through immigration can save international travelers so much time and hassle, not to mention that TSA PreCheck is a huge added bonus. Today, Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino touches on some important things…

Accessing Priority Pass Lounges at London Heathrow with Amex Platinum

Priority Pass membership is a perk of certain credit cards, and it allows members entry into multiple airport lounges around the world. Today, TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett discusses her experience with Priority Pass lounges at London’s Heathrow airport. I recently picked up the Platinum Card from American Express, which comes with a ton of benefits, including…

Maximizing the American Express Concierge

Premium credit cards may come along with high annual fees, but if you can take advantage of everything a program offers, you can often get far more in value than the amount you’ll pay each year. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr digs into a key feature of perhaps the best-known premium card: Amex Platinum.  Holders of The…

Credit Cards That Offer Rental Car Elite Status in 2015

Though it may not be as exciting as earning free airline lounge access or status with a hotel, getting perks at a rental car company can improve your trip and help you get on the road faster. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at credit cards that offer status…

The Inside Scoop on the Amex Centurion (Black) Card

Amex is notoriously tight-lipped about Centurion, its “secret” credit card for top spenders. I haven’t received an invitation to join, but if I did get an offer, I’d still opt for an Amex Platinum + Premier Rewards Gold combo instead, which provides far more bang for your buck. However, as TPG Points and Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains today, that $2,500…

How to Get a $100 Global Entry Application Fee Credit

As a frequent international traveler, I appreciate anything that helps me save time in the immigration line. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how you can enjoy the benefits of Global Entry expedited security without having to pay extra. A couple years ago, I arrived in Atlanta from Tokyo aboard a full Delta 747-400. As 375 of my fellow passengers and I…

Guide to Maximizing Bonus Categories — Gas Stations

Every purchase is an opportunity to earn travel rewards, and to boost your loyalty account balances, it’s important to maximize your return on each dollar. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how you can rack up points and miles at gas stations with credit card bonuses and more. While gas prices have gone down in the last year,…

My Experience Flying Sun Country Charters to Cuba

The first time I went to Cuba, I booked a last-minute hotel from A. Nash Travel, flying via Grand Cayman and buying a $20 tourist visa there. My second time around, I enlisted the help of Cuba-based luxury travel agent Johnny Considine from Esencia Experiences, Miami-based Jose Pineda of Anthropologie Consulting Journeys and Miami-based travel agency Cuba Travel Services, who all played a role in…

Want Expedited Security? Time To Join TSA Precheck, Global Entry or CLEAR

There are currently one million Americans enrolled in TSA Precheck, so the program is making some changes that affect frequent flyers. If you’re a loyal customer of a domestic frequent flyer program and have opted in for the TSA Precheck lane through your program, it’s possible that you’ve already been notified by email that you’ll see a decline in how often you…

One Million Americans Now Enrolled in TSA Precheck

This morning, the Transportation Security Administration announced that enrollment in its TSA Precheck program has crossed the one million mark. Roughly 4,000 travelers per day now sign up for TSA Precheck, which enables low-risk travelers to move more efficiently through select screening lanes at 133 U.S. airports. Have you signed up for TSA Precheck yet—or for that matter,…