Category: TSA

Forget Previous Years’ Empty Threats: This Summer Might Actually Be A Travel Disaster

Every year around this time, a media outlet or two writes an article predicting an upcoming “summer from hell,” predicated on record passenger volumes and airport staffing shortages. And while summers are definitely tougher when it comes to wait times, we can generally fumble our way through. In fact, the last true summer from hell …

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Clear: Your Accelerated Fast-Pass Through Security

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I was flying out of Boston’s Logan Airport today when I noticed an addition to the TSA checkpoint: The airport is rolling out Clear lanes in Terminal A. I’ve talked about Clear before, but here’s a quick reminder, since it’s now closing in on four dozen locations. What Is Clear? If TSA precheck is the …

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CLEAR: Get Through Airport Security Even Faster

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Everyone has recurring nightmares. For some, it’s about showing up to work/class/wherever naked. For others, it’s being forced to give a big speech. And, of course, there’s the “It’s time to take the final and I haven’t shown up for class” dream. And then, there are those who travel frequently. Their nightmares? Showing up at …

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Weekend News From The World Of Travel

Another exciting weekend, as the government shutdown continues to hit airports and football fans begin booking flights to Atlanta. And if you want to spend some time in Canada, here’s a United flight for you… TSA Absenteeism Reaching 10% The TSA issued a report that said that absenteeism reached 10% yesterday. That compares to 3.1% …

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Airport Security: Government Shutdown Edition

I’ve always thought that it would be fun to be the person at Disney World who is responsible for figuring out the logistics to keep the lines as short as possible. It seems very satisfying to knock off a minute or two before Mickey. This week, it looks like airports may need to borrow some …

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Weird News In The World Of Travel…

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It’s Monday, so let’s keep things light. Here are a few of the more, um, “interesting” stories that I’ve seen over the past week or so. Should’ve Gone to Home Depot… The White House is taking a little flak for doing a bit of home renovations to Air Force One, with the new chilling units …

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TSA ID Trial, JetBlue Sale, Silvercar Upgrade

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Good morning, and welcome to some Tuesday news. TSA Efficiency Trial The TSA appears to be continuing its trial of eliminating the need to show your boarding pass as you head through security. The TSO will scan your ID, which I assume is linked to your known traveler number and the airline’s reservation system (The …

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