Airport Safety Tips

No Passport? No Problem!

POSTED June 22nd 2016 BY Travel Writer
No passport? No problem that is if you are starting your travel from a US location and want to visit a tropical destination that is a US territory. Consider Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands as your next getaway destination. Besides not needing a passport which can be expensive to get  ($165 per traveler) additional benefits of visiting any of these locations is...
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Travel Tips: Speed through TSA Airport Lines with These Hacks

POSTED May 18th 2016 BY Travel Writer
Travelers are waiting in longer and longer TSA security lines, missing flights and in some cases sleeping overnight in the airport. Recent news headlines are full of record numbers of passengers in the U.S., coupled with a 10% reduction of TSA screening personnel has lead passengers standing in hours-long lines at a growing number of U.S. airports. The TSA says it’s taking measures to solve...
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How to Prevent Theft at Airport Screening

POSTED December 20th 2015 BY Ellen
  If You Carry a Laptop Or Bag with Valuables on Board … This is a Must Read! This scam is pulled off by two people working together to victimize a lone traveler carrying a laptop computer or other valuable carry-on baggage and approaching a metal detector. The thieves position themselves in front of the unsuspecting passenger and stall until their mark puts the laptop...
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How to Exchange Money Safely at Mexico City’s Airport

POSTED October 9th 2015 BY kevin4371
Any airport you fly into will have a number of currency exchange offices in the airport terminal or baggage claim area, and many travelers use them to exchange money into local currency. Most of the time the kiosks are safe – other than their higher than average exchange rate.  Recently a travel crime surfaced that you should know about, especially if changing money at the...
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Lost, Delayed and Damaged Luggage – Tips You Need to Know Before You Fly

POSTED July 4th 2015 BY Ellen
You have either seen it or heard about this gut wrenching experience. Your airplane arrives at your final destination – you walk down to baggage claim – and stand at the baggage carousel for what seems like an eternity. You watch everyone else’s bags come down the conveyor belt. Then the carousel comes to an abrupt stop. You stand there staring at the empty baggage carousel...
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Travel Scams to Avoid on Your Next Trip Overseas

POSTED January 23rd 2015 BY Ellen
The Most Common Travel Scams You Want to Avoid on Your Next Trip Learn a few of the tricks that sneak thieves and con artists have waiting in store for you in. The purpose of the scams is to steal from you. The scammers want your possession or your money. You want to hold onto both. So read the below as an eye opener. Be aware...
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Can You Fly If Your Driver’s License or ID Card Were Lost or Stolen?

POSTED January 17th 2015 BY Ellen
Contrary to popular belief, passengers 18 years of age or older are not automatically denied boarding if they cannot provide proper identification – they may still fly on domestic flights in the US, provided that they go through additional identity and security screening at the security checkpoint. This policy is specifically noted on the TSA’s website, at the page linked below. So the answer is...
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Tips on How to Avoid Lost Luggage

POSTED June 10th 2014 BY Ellen
Bags get lost, stolen, opened by dishonest employees, or break open while being handled. The occurrence rate for this is low, but it does happen. Nearly 1.8 million pieces of luggage were lost, stolen, or damaged by major U.S. airlines in 2012—and that’s just on domestic flights.That is a mishandling of 3.09 bags per 1,000 passengers. These tips on how to avoid lost luggage will increase...
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Airport Maps

POSTED November 19th 2013 BY Ellen
Know before your go!  Before you confirm that connecting flight make sure you leave yourself enough time to make to your next departure.  How far is the  connecting gate?  Some airports have trains and trams you need to board to get to another terminal, and they can be time consuming so you have to plan accordingly.  If you’re traveling with children leave yourself additional time,...
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