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  • Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?

    Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?
    Although it may be weeks before the full effects of the government sequester are felt, many travelers say that they're prepared for whatever's coming down the road. A mandatory 3 percent cut in the federal budget, which would translate into a 9 percent...
  • Avoiding those airport lines -- at least some of the time

    Avoiding those airport lines -- at least some of the time
    Airport Security. The TSA has opened up enrollment in its "Precheck" DHS Trusted Traveler program to anyone who wants to join -- and pay the $85 fee for five years participation. As a Trusted Traveler, you are eligible to use the presumably-shorter...
  • Speak out now on the TSA's full-body scanners

    Speak out now on the TSA's full-body scanners
    It's been almost five years since the Transportation Security Administration quietly began installing its so-called Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) -- better known as full-body scanners -- at airports nationwide. And now the government wants to know...
  • Two letters cost $300 -- are you serious?

    Two letters cost $300 -- are you serious?
    Agnes Lednum's husband's ticket is missing two little letters -- "Jr" -- and in order to fix it her online travel agency wants $300. Is that her only option? Q: I recently booked two tickets through an online travel agency for my husband and me to fly to...
  • Police seized 13 handguns at BWI in 2013

    More guns were confiscated from passengers at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport than at the other two regional airports, the Transportation Security Administration said Friday. Thirteen firearms were seized by TSA officers at BWI, more than the eight taken...
  • Privacy? There's no such thing on the road

    Privacy? There's no such thing on the road
    Recent revelations of the National Security Agency's sweeping domestic surveillance programs may have angered many Americans, but for most travelers, it was nothing new. Surrendering your right to privacy is the price you pay to travel anywhere in a...
  • Seniors on the Go: Start 2013 with a muddle and a gotcha

    Seniors on the Go: Start 2013 with a muddle and a gotcha
    "To use a state driver's license as ID for TSA airport screening, starting January 15, TSA will accept only 'compliant' licenses." That's the crux of the muddle contained in a report circulating around digital space these days, and fortunately it's wrong....
  • Woman cited for trying to bring stun gun on plane at BWI Airport

    A Pennsylvania woman was cited for attempting to bring a stun gun onto a plane New Year's Day at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Transportation Security Administration officials said. A TSA officer staffing the X-ray machine...
  • Don't like to wait at the airport? There's an app for that

    Don't like to wait at the airport? There's an app for that
    Like many air travelers, Caitlin Ariens used to play it safe when she flew. She'd arrive at the airport two hours before departure to give herself enough time to check in and go through Transportation Security Administration screening. At this time of...
  • Speedier screening may be coming to an airport near you

    Speedier screening may be coming to an airport near you
    In the near future, airline passengers may be screened for weapons without having to stop walking or remove their coats and shoes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is pushing for private contractors to create a screening machine with "screen and...
  • About your TSA fingerprints

    About your TSA fingerprints
    Now that the Transportation Security Administration's Pre-Check program is open for application to any American, its reach is growing quickly: Eight airport enrollment centers have opened nationally since November, and at least 40 more are expected by the...
  • TSA finds 20% more firearms at airports in 2013

    TSA finds 20% more firearms at airports in 2013
    Have gun -- won’t travel. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration officers uncovered 1,828 firearms at airports nationwide, a 20% increase from 2012, according to a study by Northwestern University’s Medill School of...