Here is my holiday gift to you: a better traveling experience.
With the holidays coming up and people getting ready to travel to visit family and go on vacation, I want to give you some of my favorite tips for traveling to make your next trip a memorable experience.
Apply for the right credit cards
I'm going to give you one the best "tricks of the trade;" at the beginning, it all starts with the right cards.
Having a business credit card, or even a regular credit card can really empower you as a traveler.
Whether it's through redeeming points to help pay for some or all of your flights, booking an airport lounge or skipping the lines at customs; traveling can always be easier with the right credit cards.
It all boils down to which cards you apply for. In my Credit Stacking mentorship, I teach you which cards you should have that will prepare you to scale your business and travel in luxury.
First things first, what is an airport lounge and why is it awesome?
An airport lounge is a select area in the airport where you can sit down, relax, drink drinks (some lounges have free alcohol), use their wifi, use clean, exclusive bathrooms, and even take a shower.
These lounges are located at different terminals and are almost hidden if you didn’t now what you were looking for.
It's a much more enjoyable experience than sitting in the general admission area of the airport by the gate and waiting for your flight.
Different airlines have different lounges and certain credit cards give you what is called a "priority pass." Some cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the American Express Business Platinum gives you access to thousands of airport lounges worldwide.
Some lounges will also give you credit when you go to visit which can be used at restaurants or bars.
If you don't have a credit card with lounge access, you can purchase it through the "Lounge Buddy" website.
If you're one to arrive early to an airport and you want to relax when you travel, I recommend booking a reservation at an airport lounge at the airports you're traveling at.
If you're traveling internationally, getting global entry is a must.
It allows you to skip the line at customs when you return to the United States. It costs $100 and only works when returning to the US from abroad.
When you apply for global entry, you'll need to have an in-person meeting either at the on-site location near your airport or the next time you go through immigration.
I have another blog where I talk more about global entry, and I'll be sure to link it below.
Did I miss something?
Do you have any travel hacks that you use when booking a flight?
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