Ask Me Any Travel Question and I’ll Try to Answer

One of the things I really enjoy doing is responding to reader questions and it looks like I haven’t really opened things up in a structured way since a major Q&A thread in September. So here’s your chance.

I will my best to cover many of your questions. Some I may answer right away, others that I answer will take me a few weeks.

Please leave requests in the comments section. I might answer some there while others will warrant standalone posts if they seem like topics that would help many readers.

As my boss once wrote making a similar request on his blog, “The only promise is that of weak monotonicity, namely that your mention won’t lower the chance of the topic being covered.” In other words, I won’t promise to cover everything, though I’ll read and ponder everything that’s written here in the comments.

I’d love to hear from you!

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I forgot to use my United card to buy my ticket to get the free bag. If I buy the extra legroom seat for $45 using the United card, will I get a free bag?

  2. I’m closing my Citi card and have 64K points. We are looking to take a nice anniversary trip in 2019. Any recommendation as to which program to transfer to? Based in Denver. Plenty of MR, Chase, SPG points to augment. Would like something like Singapore 1st class, but am concerned about availability.

  3. Your extremely timing coverage for Alaska air incident is amazing along with the detail and videos. You really beat your completion.

    I would appreciate you giving the ins and outs HOW TO RENEW GLOBAL ENTRY UPON ARRIVAL BACK INTO THE US.

  4. @Mike C – You go through the online renewal process to get conditionally approved. If you are required to do an interview just ask for it as you go through on arrival. It’s really just as simple as asking.

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