Hi! Sorry. A little warning: I drank a big bottle of Evian before I went through security. I finished the whole thing so they wouldn't make me throw i...
The soldier and airport security guy are pointing, pointing. What do they want? Not my camera. Not my car clicker. It's my pen. A Paper Mate soft g...
I'll bet that flying -- to you -- means roughly what it does to me. Battling seat-pockets that eat knee-space. Emptying your inner life into plastic ...
Just when I thought I sort of understood the process, I was at the airport yesterday. "TSA PreCheck" showed up on my boarding pass again. Goodie. But I still had to take my laptop out of its case. Go figure.
It's not easy coming back home to America when your name is Ahmed. I want to look forward to returning home from a trip abroad, but thanks to my name or as the TSA officer put it -- my "profile" -- I've come to dread it.
Unless you're traveling on your own private jet on your time table, the "getting there" is almost never without problems. Here are some of my most effective insider tips to help you travel smarter.
It is better to focus on what people are doing and carrying, rather than what language they are speaking, learning, or what they look like, if we want to keep our skies truly safe.
For all the perks like art galleries and sleeping pods that airports add to their terminals, the deciding factor for many travelers is still whether or not they can get through check-in and security smoothly.
Globalization happens at institutions like LAX, and they world, ideally, becomes a more friendly place because of it. At the same time, you have to wonder what an American city really is if we cannot get comfortable with, and in, public space.
Whether you're making a tight connection or you just left your house a little late, you'll zip to the gate without getting lost, hung up at security, or delayed by other people if you follow these 10 tips.
Security is the big picture. Security is in the finest details. Security is software and hardware. Security is awareness, intelligence and vigilance. ...
As a seasoned traveler who's vacationed plenty with my own kids and meets new families flying every day, I pulled together some tips that all parents should keep in mind so they can spend less time stressing at the airport and more time relaxing with loved ones.
It seems a little silly, I know, making a ceremonial occasion on an x-ray scanner in a bustling airport, but it was oddly moving too -- a moment of humanity in the middle of a dehumanizing process.
As a 100,000-mile-a-year flyer, allow me to include a few individuals who, while not dangerous, still are menaces to the quality of air travel. If witnessed, they should be removed from security lines immediately, primarily so they don't suffer bodily harm at the hands of fellow passengers.
Wrapped in our own suffocating vail of self-importance we, our nation's security apparatus, freely admits that we cannot protect our citizens or guests and keep our shoes on while doing it (no matter what the technologists say).
Fortunately, a few programs let you avoid some of the worst of those lines, at least sometimes, and at some airports and borders. The key is to get into a "trusted traveler" program. Once in, you can bypass at least some of the usual repetitive hassles every time you travel.