Airport Safety Tips

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 to travel like a pro even if you’re an occasional  air traveler. FREQUENT FLYERS REGISTER FOR TSA PRECHECK AND...
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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 as a checked piece of luggage if the bags don’t have removable lithium-ion batteries. The warning from the airlines are all...
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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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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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Lost, Delayed, and Damaged Luggage – Tips You Need to Know Before You Fly

POSTED July 4th 2017 BY Beth Williams
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 when...
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7 Tips on How to Avoid Lost Luggage

POSTED June 10th 2017 BY Beth Williams
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. No matter how low the rate you want to avoid lost luggage every time you travel. Research from SITA, the makers of the World Tracer System and producers of an annual report on the state of luggage 2016 (down from...
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