Travel Tip of the Day: Put a Shoe in the Safe

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Put a Shoe in the Safe If you like to use the safe when you stay in a hotel, but worry you’re going to forget you’ve left your valuables in there, here’s a solution: Put one of your shoes in the safe with your belongings the night before you leave. That way, when it’s time to leave […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Pets and Airport Security

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Pets and Airport Security I’ve been seeing an increase in travelers with dogs recently, and most of them have their companions wearing service dog harness vests. Unfortunately, I think most of these dogs aren’t really service dogs, as I know a number of people who say they’ve bought these vests so their animals fly for free, which is […]

Travel Video of the Week: The Dirty Truth: Airline Travel

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Before you watch this video, let me say that I’m not trying to make you paranoid. I’m just trying to keep you and your family healthy, and that’s why I’m featuring it as our Travel Video of the Week. TODAY’s correspondent Jeff Rossen and his national investigative team took three different cross-country flights, each on […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 9, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Electronic Devices With Dead Charges Not Allowed on Some U.S.-Bound Flights For Travelers, This Summer’s New Fee on Airline Tickets US orders airlines to follow stricter rules for reporting pet deaths on flights Costa Concordia Wreck Heading for Genoa, Italy Air France Begins to Trial NFC-Based Boarding […]

(Reader) Travel Tip of the Day: The Jewelry Bag

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The Jewelry Bag Today’s tip comes from reader Cheri C., who says: “Before going through airplane check-in, I place all my jewelry in a special small cloth bag in my purse. The cloth bag can then be placed in the small tray. After going through check-in, the jewelry is safely together and I can wear it […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use Your Pockets at Security

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Use Your Pockets at Security Most passengers know the drill by now when it comes to going through security: take out your laptops and liquids, remove all metal, etc. But to make the process even quicker and safer, put all of your valuables in your jacket or luggage pockets and then walk through the metal […]

Travel Tip of the Day: See Your Belongings through Security

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See Your Belongings through Security You should always keep an eye on your belongings when you’re traveling, no matter where you are, but especially while going through security. Don’t go through the metal detector until you’ve pushed your bags through and bins on to the conveyor belt (I touched on this in Friday’s tip). But it’s […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Help Your Belongings through Security

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Help Your Belongings through Security When going through security at a U.S. airport, be sure to push your belongings onto the conveyor belt. You’d be surprised how many clueless people I see just standing there waiting for some nowhere-to-be-found agent to tell them what to do. Or, they leave their belongings on the table while […]