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Passenger Did What To Avoid Fees?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.31.2013 | Travel

Well, this is one way to avoid unwanted baggage fees. A passenger traveling Delta Air Lines Flight 1452 was questioned upon arrival at New York's ...

TSA Rules and Regulations - Everyone Calm Down...

Dane Steele Green | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Abide by the laws, however tiresome it may be, and your flight will be over before you know it.

Common Mistakes That Will Make You Miss Your Flight

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Many of the pitfalls that cause travelers to miss flights--from delayed departures to traffic jams--are beyond their control. Nevertheless, there are ...

Travelers, Get Ready to Choke Down Even More Fees

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Is a small surcharge on your fast-food bill a reasonable thing?

Could Your Son be Next?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.24.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Do we really have to trade our dignity for security? The TSA is traumatizing an entire generation of air travelers. What will the TSA do to my son the next time we go through security? What will they do to your son or daughter?

Random, Unpredictable Airport Security That's Not Always Awful? Only in America

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The government encourages "random and unpredictable" airport security, which means that it's in the TSA's best interests to have one airport that passengers actually like and another that's universally hated.

The Five Kinds Of People You Meet At An Airport Screening Area

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Shouldn't our taxpayer-supported federal screeners be making the process easier instead of harder? At the very least, shouldn't the TSA try to do a better job of telling one group apart from the other?

Is It Time For Airport Security To Come Full Circle?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.07.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Eventually, we will come full circle and airport screenings will devolve to where they were before 9/11. It's only a matter of time.

What You Don't Want To Do If You Run An Airport's Facebook Page

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology

If you run a Facebook page, for an airport, you might not want to post a photo of a plane crash. Especially if said plane crash involved the death of ...

Sequester the Heck Out of National Airport

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The problem with many in Congress (and I am not even discriminating by party here) is that they get incredibly out of touch with how the decisions they make in the halls of Congress actually affect Americans' lives. For once, shouldn't they be the first ones to feel the impact of their actions (or, in this case, inaction)?

4 Items The TSA Is Likely To Break

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.01.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

TSA agents believe they are the last line of defense against terrorism, and that sometimes you have to break a few metaphorical eggs to keep America safe.

Sorry, The TSA Still Wants to Scan You

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.23.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The TSA seems to have no intention of turning its back on X-ray scanning technology. It's simply switching to a manufacturer that makes better privacy software.

Jets Collide At Miami International Airport

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when two commercial jets collided near the gates at Miami International Airport. Airp...

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.

Why The TSA Targets Women

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

On her last four trips through U.S. airport security, Anita Nagelis says she's been pulled aside and subjected to a more thorough search by TSA agents, including an aggressive pat-down. Nagelis, who works for a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., doesn't know why.

What's The TSA Up To This Time?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.09.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

When we're screened at the airport, we're separate, but we're not equal.

A User's Manual For Planes

Bobby Laurie | Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

t's not a power trip for us, it's a simple power down for you. Just do it. You know what we're talking about. The time has come. Just. Turn. Them. Off.

PHOTOS: Flying Into The World's Most Dangerous Airport

Kip Patrick | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel
Kip Patrick

By the time we finally landed, three people had sobbed loudly, two lost their breakfasts. Not one of us said a word until the plane came to a stop.

Lisbon In Three Hours

Lori Needleman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
Lori Needleman

At the top, there was an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the city including Rossio Square, the Carmo Convent, the Castle of São Jorge and the Tagus River.

WATCH: The Problem With TSA Pat-Downs

Christopher Elliott | Posted 12.15.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

He said it's all for show. "It's like a circus," he told me.

Bomb-Detecting Airport Gate Unveiled

Posted 10.04.2012 | Travel

Airport passengers might soon face an added level of security thanks to a prototype bomb-detecting airport gate unveiled by Japanese company Hitachi, ...

POLL: Is The TSA Taking Us Closer To A 'Papers Please' Society

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

America is edging closer to a "papers please" society, at least when it comes to travel. Where's the evidence? Just visit Arizona.

PHOTOS: Visiting The World's Remotest Airports

Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

The world may be wrapped in a net of air routes, but there are still vast empty spaces between hubs. Whether tropical or freezing -- most are one or t...

POLL: Are You One Of The TSA's Unwitting Accomplices?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.13.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The TSA relies on the work of unwitting accomplices like pollsters who ask irresponsible questions and tourists who offer uninformed answers to a survey. Without them, convincing the flying public that these allegedly unconstitutional airport searches are for their own good, would be considerably more difficult.

...And What's The Deal With Airport Security?

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 10.07.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

At the airport, you have to make a spot decision. Do you want to glide through the scanners like everyone else, or do you want to make a scene? I was traveling with my mother. There was no doubt which choice would be hers.