For a limited time, members of a hotel loyalty program can get free access to faster security lines at airports around the country.
Loews Hotels & Resorts, based in New York, announced Monday that it will pay the $100 application fee for members of its YouFirst Platinum loyalty program who want to sign up for a government program to let pre-screened frequent travelers go through expedited airport checkpoints.
But the offer only extends to its current 2,400 members of the program and will expire in 60 days. Loews hotel officials said they may consider expanding the offer to new members.
The hotel is offering to pay the application fee for Global Entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol initiative to speed up the process for international travelers to enter the country.