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Why I Don’t Like Kiosk Immigration and Passport Control

Now before you say, “He said what?” let me further expand that headline to include: … outside of the United States. Global Entry here in the U.S. is praised by those who use the service as it zips you through immigration in a minute or two. But using kiosks at border entries bypasses getting an…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 15, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: The biggest airline news story from yesterday remains as the most highlighted that I’ve seen today, namely where the Justice Department is attempting to block the American Airlines-US Airways merger, which I totally disagree with. It’s still gonna happen, everyone. Maybe not as fast…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 14, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: American Airlines offer(ed) a fast-track to elite status earlier today, where non-elites could register and fly a minimal amount of miles to earn status through February 2015. The link appears to be down as of this posting (too many blog posts about it?), but I…

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TSA PreCheck for International Itineraries to Begin, Plus More

There’s good news out of the TSA today that those of us approved for PreCheck will no longer be denied access to the lanes if we’re on an international itinerary. Well, I should say most international itineraries. According to their announcement today (bolding mine): The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that beginning May 7,…

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United MileagePlus, TSA Secure Flight Names Must Now Match

This morning I arrived off a red eye, went to the United Club and had a mini panic attack when logging into United.com and seeing this: I’m in the beginning of a mileage run (of sorts… more on that in a future post) that includes international travel and that was a message I didn’t want…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: September 20, 2012

United Airlines plans to layoff workers in Guam. A United spokesperson said the airline remains committed to Guam, but plans to close the contact center, outsource cargo operations and reduce airport staffing. The contact center and cargo department employ 48 and 42 people respectively. When Apple debuted the iPhone 5 last week and went through…

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United’s Global Entry compensation benefit coming in June

In scanning around United.com today, I noticed a bit more information was added about the Global Entry compensation benefit since I last looked at that page. The benefit, available to Global Services, Premier 1K and Premier Platinum MileagePlus members, waives the $100 fee for program that speeds you through immigration and customs (assuming you’re approved).…

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First Class and elite member security lanes at airports going away?

This is not a belated April Fools. Senator Ben Nelson from Nebraska introduced legislation that would remove preferred security lines from U.S. airports. Citing them as having nothing to do with safety (doesn’t he realize the pun there?), he feels that since all passengers pay the same “security” fee in their tickets, everyone should be…

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