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How to Avoid Gate-Checking Your Luggage

Why are there a million categories that decide when you board a plane? The Intelligencer explains: Airlines figured out that random boarding is faster than back-to-front boarding, because it spreads people throughout the plane as they stow their luggage and get seated, instead of the back section getting mobbed, then…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Look Up Your Airline’s Cutoff Time for Checked Baggage Before You Fly

It’s been at least a decade since I checked a bag on a flight. I’m never traveling for that long or with that much, and what, I’m going to pay money for the privilege of traveling with things that I’ve… already paid money to own in the first place? No thanks.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Use the Mobile Passport App to Breeze Through Customs Without Global Entry

Waiting in line for U.S. customs when you return stateside from an international flight can be excruciating. There’s a good reason people shell out for programs like TSA Precheck and Global Entry in an effort to speed up the process.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Use the Mobile Passport App to Breeze Through Customs Without Global Entry

Waiting in line for U.S. customs when you return stateside from an international flight can be excruciating. There’s a good reason people shell out for programs like TSA Precheck and Global Entry in an effort to speed up the process.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Best Frequent Flyer Programs of 2019

Whether you travel once per year or every month, there’s value to joining an airline’s frequent flyer program. Which one to choose, though, will depend on your needs: Is having multiple flights in a single day most important to you, or are you a point-value purist?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Reserve ‘Blocked’ Seats on Airplane Flights 

Airlines love to torture us. They trick us with bag fees, delays, and passengers who don’t wear pants. Best of all, even when you’re prepared and organized, there’s nothing you can do to escape their blood thirst for profit. If you’ve ever reserved a seat on a flight, you’ll notice entire sections of airlines blocked…Read […]

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