Travel App of the Week: Mobile Passport

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One of the best things to come to international travel in a while is Global Entry, which has kept me out of many long customs lines returning home. It’s well worth the $100 cost (good for five years). Well now, US citizens with a valid US passport and Canadian citizens with both a valid Canadian passport and […]

For Travelers: The Platinum Card® from American Express

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American Express is an advertising partner of JohnnyJet.com, but the opinions and beliefs in this post are those of the author alone, who makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information. Most credit cards that I recommend (and sign up for) come with hefty bonus mile opportunities. The Platinum Card® from American Express is no […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Canada + Your Global Entry Card

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Canada + Your Global Entry Card Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Corey of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who says: “If you’re going to Canada and back to the US and have Global Entry (and not full NEXUS) be sure to carry your Global […]

How to Get TSA PreCheck for Free

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If you get my weekly newsletter (sign up here) then you know that I have a love/hate relationship with TSA PreCheck. I love it because the line is usually much shorter and I don’t have to take off my shoes, belt and jacket. I also don’t have to take my laptop or my 3-1-1 compliant […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use the Bathroom After Customs

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Use the Bathroom After Customs If you haven’t noticed, most savvy frequent travelers make a beeline to immigration after they land (or arrive by ship). That’s because they know those lines can get crazy long in just two minutes—not just because of the flight (or ship) they’re on but because if other planes (or ships) land […]

Travel News: Week of December 4, 2013

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Top Travel News U.S. Travel Welcomes Panama to Global Entry Program Hawaiian Airlines to allow use of portable electronic devices on flights Second dog death prompts concerns about safety of pets on planes Tourists urged to holiday in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan The incredible $10billion, 1.6km-long floating city with its own airport! Some passengers […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Global Entry, NEXUS and Sentri

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Global Entry, NEXUS and Sentri If you travel internationally at all (and especially if you do it frequently), you need to get Global Entry ($100). If you travel to and from Canada often, then you need NEXUS ($50)—and it’s Sentri ($122.25) for frequent travelers to and from Mexico. No matter which one makes sense for […]

How to Breeze Through Security and Immigration Lines

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Want to breeze through security and immigration lines? Listen up. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. It’s open to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, Dutch citizens, South Korean citizens and Mexican nationals. Canadian citizens and residents […]