Airlines

4 Ways to Earn a Flight Upgrade  

POSTED July 27th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Everyone loves an upgrade, especially when embarking on a long flight. While you won’t get to your destination any faster, the extra seat space, legroom, and food can make flying a much more pleasant experience. There are several ways to get that upgrade to first or business class. Loyalty Loyalty is the best way and our most suggested way to earn a flight upgrade. Many...
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New TSA rule for carry-on and powders

POSTED June 27th 2018 BY Travel Writer
The smart traveler should now allow for even more time to move through the TSA security screen process. Along with liquids powders are now being regulated as to how much you can have in your carry-on when you board a plane. If you have more than is allowed, you’ll be forced to throw it out. The TSA now says that more than 12 ounces of powder will be...
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Will Your ID be Valid for Your Next Flight?

POSTED June 26th 2018 BY Travel Writer
What you need to know about how the Real ID ACT will affect how you board a plane. Will the TSA accept your driver’s license as ID? The Real ID act is a piece of legislation that imposes much stricter measures on how people can obtain a driver’s license and sets more thorough standards as to what will be displayed on them. Why is this important...
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What You Can and Cannot Take on Airplanes

POSTED May 25th 2018 BY Beth Williams
To breeze through the TSA process proper planning and packing will expedite the screening process. Know what you can pack in your carry on bag and checked baggage before arriving at the airport by reviewing the lists below. Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the...
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The Best Luggage Locks: A Guide to Finding the Right Lock

POSTED May 10th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Guide to TSA Luggage Locks – Which Lock to Choose What is TSA?  TSA stands for Transportation Security Administration of the United States Department of Homeland Security. TSA protects the nation’s airports and screens all commercial airline passengers and their baggage. What are TSA Approved Luggage Locks?  Travel Sentry Approved means the TSA has a master key that will open any TSA approved luggage lock, instead of...
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Secrets from Frequent Flyers: Tips and Tools You’ll Love

POSTED February 20th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Frequent flyers are always prepared for air travel. They’re on the right lists, they know the layout of airports, they own anti-theft travel gear, they use the best travel tools, and they always pack the right travel products. Here’s how you can up your travel game. FREQUENT FLYERS REGISTER FOR TSA PRECHECK AND GLOBAL ENTRY Frequent flyers join both TSA Precheck and Global Entry because they...
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How to Travel With Your Pet on a Plane

POSTED February 18th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Traveling with pets on planes is more and more common and so are the problems associated with it. So it’s vital that you plan ahead of time as much as possible and make travel decisions that first and foremost keep your pet safe and comfortable. Follow these tips for domestic air or car travel. International travel with your pet requires much more preparation. Did you know...
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Smart Luggage Not So Smart: Four Airlines Ban Smart Bags

POSTED February 13th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Smart luggage is posing more of a headache for travelers than expected. In January 2018, four airlines banned smart bags that do NOT have removable lithium-ion batteries. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines have banned smart bags as a carry-on and checked piece of luggage if the bags don’t have removable lithium-ion batteries. The warning from the airlines are all similar: Due...
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