The ins and outs of Global Entry and TSA PreCheck

global entry

I’m sure many of you reading this already have heard of Global Entry and TSA PreCheck, some of you may already have enrolled in one or both of the programs. But for those of you who are still shopping around and need a little bit more information, then you’ve come to the right place.

Compiled below is a list of what you should know about each program, why you need them, the application process and how they work.

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Top fall destinations for 2016: where will you go?

Top fall destinations to go to

As we’re slowly approaching fall, some of you may be planning out your next destination for this year’s vacation. Since an average of 19 percent of Americans will be traveling abroad this summer, and only about 10.9 percent will travel abroad during the fall, you won’t have to worry too much about tourists overcrowding cities if you travel in the fall.

With that said, we’ve compiled a list of top fall destinations for this year that we hope will inspire your vacation planning in 2016.

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Shh, don’t tell! Airline secrets revealed by flight attendants

Interesting airline secrets

Flight attendants love their job. They get to travel the world for free, meet new people on a regular basis, and stay busy and entertained as they hop from one plane onto the next. And although they enjoy what they do as professional women and men that they are, it’s hard for them to speak negatively about their jobs. But we still want to get the dirt! So we searched high and low and put together a list of airline secrets you may have not been aware of, told by pilots and flight attendants. Even a few of them surprised us!

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Best airline cuisines: your five-star meal above the clouds

best airline cuisines above the clouds

We’re suckers for good food. Who isn’t? The moment a meal comes out from the kitchen, you can almost taste it on your tongue. At that moment you realize you don’t regret ordering the Boston Lobster Thermidor that has just been paired with a glass of Dom Pérignon. What restaurant did you just step in to? It’s not a restaurant, it’s an airline.

It should be no surprise that the best airlines in the world also have one of the best airline cuisines. Among our favorites are Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Cathay Pacific.

Are we making you hungry yet? Just wait until you hear what each of these airlines offer for their first and business class passengers—your stomach will definitely start grumbling.

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A blast from the past: old airline commercials we love

Best airline commercials

Have you ever taken a walk down memory lane and watched those old airline commercials that just make you think “what year was this”? If you haven’t, now you can.

These videos are a special part of aviation history. It’s like stepping into a time machine, especially when we see the first commercials advertising flights on the twin-engine Curtiss Condor airplanes. Fast forward to the DC-10’s that once had a lounge in coach (yes, coach!), and some more recognizable ones that promise to get you to Mars by tomorrow (ok, maybe not Mars yet, but maybe soon?).

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Doing it right: proper etiquette when flying business class

business class etiquette

(Disclaimer: please do not take this too seriously, we’re just having fun! 😉 Happy reading!)

Have you ever flown business class and find yourself watching others and their behavior? We’ve definitely seen the occasional person who looks like they just got out of bed. There are also the rookies who find themselves a bit lost with what to do or how to act in this luxurious setting. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be one of them! If you’re ever in doubt with what to do, here are some pointers we think may help. Some are a bit obvious, but you would be surprised!

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Stunning airports around the world

Stunning airports around the world

We love traveling, we really do. The feeling when you get on an airplane, take off, and then land at your destination can be eventful if you love to fly, but the best part of traveling is being in a place away from home—seeing new cities, experiencing new events, and immersing in cultures. But of course, we cannot forget the airports. The airports we depart from, the ones we transition in, and the ones that we land at. Airports, just like cities, can be exciting to get lost in before and after a flight.

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Welcome the new business class seat designs for 2016

business class seat designs

Every year, airlines are rolling out new business class seat designs on their new fleet of jets. Some are quite exciting, and some are, well, not so exciting. However, Cathay Pacific, Qatar, and Emirates are coming out with some amazing features passengers in business class can look forward to this year. Expect to have more space, more privacy, fully-flat beds, a minibar and much more.

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World’s Best Airport Lounges: Emirates, Air France, and SWISS Airlines

World's Best Airport Lounges

Most airport lounges have similar amenities, and some can be a bit dull or way overdue for an upgrade. But that’s not the case with some top-rated airlines including Emirates, Air France and SWISS. These airlines have one of the world’s best airport lounges that provide you with top-of-the-line luxury experience that may make you miss your flight! Their modern look and feel, combined with excellent services, are what makes them the best. Let’s take a look at what you can experience at each one (and maybe some of you reading this already have).

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