Rick Steves on Rethinking the Massive Cost of Airport Security

the moral of the TSA story is that our safety is coming at a cost that may not be sustainable

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TSA Transportation Security Administration Air Travel Review

Although there are more flight travel rules than you could ever fully understand, the basics are fairly simple and boil down to the following notes from the TSA: TSA’s  Prohibited Items  NOT all-inclusive but helpful. 3-1-1 Rule – CONSOLIDATE your liquids and …

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TSA Precheck Program = Sensible Security.

TSA’s new precheck program is in early stages and not available to everybody, but if you are asked to join it’s probably a good idea. Here’s David Pogue, the New York Time’s technology writer, favorably reviewing the process: Although TSA’s …

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics – a great online resource

                    I am often amazed at the resources that pop up online without much fanfare.  One for Transportation is the Research and Innovation Technology Administration, thankfully shortened to  “RITA” , which …

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Prohibited Items in Carry on Luggage

Even a frequent traveler can get confused and confounded by the rules regarding what you can put in carry-on luggage, in checked baggage, and what you cannot bring onto the airplane.    It’s all getting a bit mathematical, so don’t …

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3-1-1 Rule from TSA

TSA’s “3-1-3″ rule about your toiletries/liquids/gels has not changed very much in the last five years, but for me the details of what you can and can’t bring and how you need to declare things are always a bit of …

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TSA Tips for Travelers

The TSA Website regularly offers features and tips on travel, and you’ll be better prepared if you check in before trips.     Rules are starting to stabilize after the dramatic security changes created by the 9/11 terror attacks on …

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Laptop Bag Security May Improve

The TSA has issued guidelines to laptop carrying cases that may allow travelers to place the laptop bag directly through X ray machines without having to remove the computer inside, helping tech travelers avoid an inconvenience that used to be …

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New Laptop battery rules for flights – do not put them in checked luggage!

Yes, it’s true – there are even more new complicated rules from the TSA. It’s not even clear this relates to any terror issues but they are restricting lithium batteries in carry on luggage:New Laptop Battery Rules from TSAIf you’ll …

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Transportation Security Administration TSA

This is an OLD post.  For the latest on TSA Requirements CLICK HERE for TSA Travel Information —————– The TSA here in the USA has a very big job. They are charged with protecting the millions of travelers who travel …

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