Travel Tip of the Day: Use Your Pockets at Security


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


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

Conveyor belt

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 […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Scottevest Security


Scottevest Security My last two tips were about safeguarding your money—one tip was mainly for men and the other was for women. But as a reader reminded me, one solution I neglected to mention was to get a Scottevest jacket or vest. Duh! I’m a huge fan of Scottevest products because they really have helped […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Traveling with Medications


Traveling with Medications If you take medications when you travel, don’t ever put them in your checked luggage—keep them on you at all times until you reach your destination (and make sure the prescriptions are in your name). Also, don’t leave your medications out in the open in your hotel room for someone to steal. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: LAX’s “Other” Security Line


LAX’s “Other” Security Line If there’s a long security line at LAX’s T2, scoot around the corner and take the not-so-visible elevator. Upstairs, there’s a secret way to bypass the long line: a TSA agent stationed up there checking IDs. When I discovered it myself, I said to the agent, “This sure beats waiting in […]

Travel News: Week of September 25, 2013

Peter Greenberg in Kenya

Top Travel News Travel Safety in Kenya Now & the Attack on the Nairobi Mall European airport regulators to begin allowing some liquids in carry-on Gianni Versace’s former Miami home to reopen as a hotel F.A.A. Nears New Rules on Devices Customs Waits at Airports Found to Be Three to Five Hours Emirates Announces New Boston-Dubai Flights […]

Travel News: Week of September 18, 2013

Travel News September 18, 2013

Top Travel News United says it will honor free tickets in online mistake WSJ: Airplane Wi-Fi Gets Up to Speed LAX to open 9 new gates in international terminal Seattle airport to install automated gate exits TSA unveils plans for tiered screening process Passenger who groped woman on flight sentenced to 9 months Former TWA […]