Priority Pass Tampa Airport – 1

Tampa Airport Now Lets You Clear Security When Not Flying

After 9/11 a lot of changes were made to airport security. One of those changes was that only ticketed passengers could clear security in the US, meaning that it’s generally no longer possible to clear security if you don’t have an outbound boarding…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA
Qatar Airways 777

Qatar Airways & Edelweiss Air Join TSA Pre-Check

TSA Pre-Check is one of the innovations that has made the air travel experience in the US a bit more pleasant. Those eligible for Pre-Check enjoy expedited security screening, where they don't have to take off their shoes, or take their liquids out of…

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Filed Under: Qatar, Security/TSA
Clear Security – 2

CLEAR Increases Membership Costs For SkyMiles Members

I’m a huge fan of CLEAR, and have written about it quite a bit in the past. I signed up for it a couple of years ago, and it has saved me a significant amount of time. The benefit of being a CLEAR member is that instead of lining up to have your ID checked…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA
Japan Airlines 787 1

Trial: Narita Airport Eliminating Security For Some US Passengers

Different airports handle transit security in different ways. For example, if you're flying domestically within most countries and are connecting, you usually don't have to clear security twice, since being screened the first time is sufficient. However,…

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Filed Under: Japan Airlines, Security/TSA
Avianca 787

Bogota Airport May Get US Pre-Clearance Facility

Many of you have probably heard of US pre-clearance facilities, available for US-bound flights at select airports around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Dublin, and Toronto, just to name a few. The idea is that you clear US immigration before boarding…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Security/TSA
Condor Business Class 767 – 3

German Airport Security Staff Going On Strike Tomorrow

If you're scheduled to fly through Germany tomorrow, you may be in for a rough travel day. Tomorrow (Tuesday, January 15, 2019) German airport security personnel will be on strike. The strike is being called by Verdi, which represents about 23,000 security…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa, Security/TSA
Viena Restaurant Miami Airport – 13

Miami Airport Terminal Closing Early Due To TSA Shortage

Nearly a week ago I wrote about the impact that the government shutdown is having on the TSA. TSA agents are considered "essential," meaning that they have to still show up to work even during the shutdown, while they're not getting paid. We're now 20…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA
Tsa Checkpoint

TSA & The Government Shutdown

I think most of us can agree that the current government shutdown is ridiculous, regardless of which side of the aisle we're on. There's no end in sight for the current situation, and there are even rumors of Trump declaring a state of emergency in order…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA
Philippine Airlines Business Class

DHS Issues Warning Regarding Manila Airport Security

The US Department of Homeland Security has certain safety guidelines that they require foreign airports to adhere to, assuming they have nonstop flights to the US. In other words, if a country wants to offer nonstop flights to the US, the security processes…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA
American Economy

US Air Marshals Will Now Sit In The Back Of Planes

The US has had a federal air marshal program for many years. Nowadays this is under the supervision of the Transportation Security Administration, and the program has an annual budget of nearly a billion dollars. The federal air marshal program doesn’t…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA
British Airways 747

British Airways Mobile Boarding Passes Now TSA Pre-Check Eligible

TSA Pre-Check is one of the innovations that has made the air travel experience in the US a bit more pleasant. Those eligible for Pre-Check enjoy expedited security screening, where they don’t have to take off their shoes, or take their liquids out of…

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Filed Under: British Airways, Security/TSA
Clear Security – 2

CLEAR Is Expanding To JFK Terminal 4

I'm a huge fan of CLEAR, and have written about it quite a bit in the past. I signed up for it last year, and it has saved me a significant amount of time. The benefit of being a CLEAR member is that instead of lining up to have your ID checked in the…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA
Delta Skyclub Seattle – 34

New: Clear Security At SeaTac Even When You’re Not Flying

After 9/11 a lot of changes were made to airport security. One of those changes was that only ticketed passengers could clear security in the US, meaning that it's generally no longer possible to clear security if you don't have an outbound boarding…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA
Icelandair 767

Icelandair & Norwegian Join TSA Pre-Check

TSA Pre-Check is one of the innovations that has made the air travel experience in the US a bit more pleasant. Those eligible for Pre-Check enjoy expedited security screening, where they don't have to take off their shoes, or take their liquids out of…

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Filed Under: Icelandair, Norwegian
Swiss Business Class 777 – 2

Swiss Joins TSA Pre-Check

TSA Pre-Check is one of the innovations that has made the air travel experience in the US a bit more pleasant. Those eligible for Pre-Check enjoy expedited security screening, where they don't have to take off their shoes, or take their liquids out of…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA, Swiss
Munich Airport Satellite Terminal

How A Cosmetics Bag Cancelled 330 Flights At Munich Airport

If you've ever wondered just how seriously world class airports take security, here is an amazing example. Last Saturday, a 40 year old female passenger was passing through security at Munich Airport, the second busiest in Germany (behind Frankfurt).…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa, Security/TSA