In an industry where most of the news feels like stealing holiday presents from children, it’s always a pleasure to deliver good news and great opportunities. One great opportunity that anyone eligible should not pass up on is Global Entry, another is an award winning first class at great rates. One more? An airport lounge membership. Today we’ve got good news for all!

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NEW Global Entry Enrollment Center In The UK!

Global Entry is incredible and earlier this year, it became available not only to US citizens, but UK citizens (amongst others) as well. Since signing up, it’s never taken me more than five minutes to entirely clear through immigration in the US. Stellar. One snafu for those in the UK wishing to join up has been scheduling an appointment (until know only available in the US) during a trip. Well, good news! The center will only be open for 60 days at the US Embassy in London starting September 26th, so get those appointment requests in quickly! Details HERE.

HT: ViewFromTheWing

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SIngapore Launching Manchester To Houston With First Class!

Singapore Airlines is launching a new Manchester to Houston flight (in both directions) on October 30th with it’s stunning First and Business class cabins. If you have Amex, SPG, Chase or Citi points you can transfer them directly into Singapore’s Krisflyer program and redeem miles for a “free” flight. This represents amazing value and a great new redemption between the US and UK (perhaps actually the best). First class will run just 57,375 miles each way, with taxes far lower than British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. It’s also hard to argue that Singapore offers one of the greatest first class experiences out there. Exciting stuff.

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Airport Lounge Access Discount Opportunity…

Groupon is selling discounted membership opportunities to Priority Pass, the most expansive lounge access network. If you travel enough to enjoy more than 10 visits a year, you may find better value with a premium credit card which gives you Priority Pass like Amex Platinum or Citi Prestige, but if you’d prefer to just grab the lounge access, this could be a decent deal. Deal HERE. I personally love Priority Pass.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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