Airport Safety Tips

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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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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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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How to Prevent Theft at Airport Screening

POSTED December 20th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Theft At Airport Screening Stations – This is a Must Read! Unfortunately, thefts at airport screening stations have been reported at airports around the world.  While this is not a very common type of theft, it is one that can really turn a trip sideways, because it typically includes the theft of passports or wallets or other valuables you keep in your carry-on. The scam is pulled off a...
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