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Global Entry vs. TSA PreCheck: Which is a Better Investment?

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

With TSA wait times on the rise and no easy solution in sight, TSA PreCheck--the paid program that gives passengers a fast track through security--loo...

What's Up With TSA PreCheck?

Suzanne Fluhr | Posted 05.17.2016 | Travel
Suzanne Fluhr

The first time I saw "TSA PRECHK" printed on my boarding pass, I was positive I was being singled out for a strip search and special enhanced interrogation. When I approached the first TSA agent, I asked what this cryptic message meant.

Business Travel Logistics: How to Make Your Next Trip as Smooth As Possible

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 02.13.2015 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

The act of traveling for business can either be a massive hassle or a headache-free joy; it all comes down to preparation. I clock tens of thousands of miles per year for business and, through each of those experiences, have learned valuable lessons for making my trips feel more like walks in the park.

Airport Survival: 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your "Cool" When Traveling

Carolyn W. Paddock | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Carolyn W. Paddock

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.

Skip the Lines: Expedited Security and Immigration Programs

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

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.

Your Air Travel Questions Answered

George Hobica | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Wondering what to do if you've been reassigned to an economy seat? Or if you miss your plane because of a ridiculously long security line? What are the different rules for going through security between connecting flights?

New TSA PreCheck: Elitist, Confusing, Mysterious, Maddening

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

If you are under 12 or over 75--in like Flynn. No worries. No more long TSA security lines involving taking off your shoes or taking out your laptop...etc... But for the rest of us flyers, it's a secret new "E-ZPass" program of sorts: "Managed Inclusion" is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, to paraphrase Winston Churchill.

POLL: Is It Too Easy To Lose The TSA's Trust?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.23.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

As the TSA moves toward what it calls an "intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security," maybe it's worth asking how intelligent some of its new systems really are.