Airlines

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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Do You Know Where The Most Germs Live in Airports and on Airlines? It’s Not Where You Think

POSTED February 6th 2018 BY Travel Writer
If you travel on the airlines for business or pleasure, you’re going to meet hidden germs along the way from the airport to the airplane. If you know where the most germs are hiding in the airports and on the airlines, it could mean the difference in keeping you healthy on your next trip. Good health is everything when you travel because you want to...
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33 Easy Tricks to Make Trip Planning a Breeze

POSTED February 4th 2018 BY Beth Williams
Trip planning can be stressful. Learn what to do before you plan your next trip to make traveling as organized, stress-free, and cost-effective as possible. From prepping and packing to getting through airport security with ease, a few easy guidelines and pre-travel preparation can help cut down on travel delays and on-the-go mishaps. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced traveler, these 33 easy tricks for...
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Fingerprinting: What You Need To Know Now About TSA Pre✓®

POSTED January 17th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Are you ready for fingerprinting in exchange for a faster experience at the airport? It’s true that there’s nothing worse than waiting in a long line at the airport. You’re already running late but your line isn’t moving. Out of the corner of your eye, you see an alternative shorter line moving much faster than your line. You also notice that those passengers don’t need...
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New TSA Screening Rules Are in Effect, Will You be Subject to an Interview Before Boarding?

POSTED October 26th 2017 BY Travel Writer
In a press release from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) more stringent screening procedures for all incoming flights to the United States take effect today (10/26/17). The TSA is under the Department of Homeland Security. All passengers, both foreign and American citizens could face security interviews a U.S. government official said. “The security measures affect all individuals, international passengers and U.S. citizens, traveling to the United...
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Which Trusted Traveler Program Should You Choose?

POSTED October 11th 2017 BY Travel Writer
There are four separate Trusted Traveler programs operated by the Department of Homeland Services (DHS). They are designed to get pre-approved travelers faster and more efficiently through airport security. (Read avoiding the long lines of TSA checkpoints) Each program has a different travel security focus depending on where you tend to travel to the most. They all have a fee associated with them but the...
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Know Your Flight Rights

POSTED October 11th 2017 BY Travel Writer
It’s extremely valuable for passengers to be aware of their rights and the aviation laws in the United States. We’ve broken down the rules and regulations step-by-step, but you can find detailed information from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings. From fees to delays to baggage rules, these are the air consumer’s bill of rights that can make or break...
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How to Sleep on a Plane

POSTED August 18th 2017 BY Travel Writer
Sleeping on board an aircraft is tough but following the advice of seasoned travelers on how to sleep on a plane is a good start to getting the rest you crave. Selecting the right seat can make a difference, some seats are better than others if you want to sleep.  Read on to learn how to avoid noisy passengers and other annoyances of a red-eye...
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