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Global Entry Definitely Worth It!

Through our blog, we share hacks and ideas that we’ve tried ourselves, so that you too can have more in your daily lives. We love to travel, and hopefully our travel experiences shared here will similarly allow you to have awesome experiences!

Kicking off the Travel section of our blog is a shout out to Global Entry, which literally saved our souls!! This past week we were on our way back to SFO after visiting family in Mumbai and touring Beijing. Checking in at Beijing airport after our layover, we learned that our direct flight to SFO was cancelled and we were put on a later flight that would force us to connect in LA. More posts coming on our time in Beijing and other cities, hacks we used and pitfalls we avoided. 

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Earn Miles With Your Checking Account, You Say?

In the face of revenue-based earning programs, presenting a passive way to earn your precious miles! Bank Direct has a tie-up with American Airlines (AA) allowing award earnings of 100 miles per $1,000 deposited into a checking account with them, per month, up to $50,000. After this, Bank Direct employs a sliding scale which is not as generous (25 miles per 1,000). Bank Direct offers certain one-time bonuses as well – 1,000 miles for opening a checking account for example. 

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