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Unbelievable TSA Finds

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Unbelievable TSA Finds This comes under the category of, what were you thinking? Last year, passengers were stopped by the TSA at security checkpoints because they were trying to bring the weirdest items on their planes. So what did the officers seize? Chainsaws at New York’s JFK, a spear gun at Houston’s Hobby Airport, an ice axe at... The post Unbelievable TSA Finds appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, New York, Tsa, Houston, Jfk, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, The Essentials


Drinking laws in the Arab world

In the multi-billion-dollar game of tourism, having places for people to cut loose and drink is as important as beaches and chef-driven restaurants. This is the conundrum for much of the Middle East and parts of North Africa, as strict Muslim countries — governed by Sharia law prohibiting any involvement with alcohol – try to develop large-scale tourism. Nearly all of the Muslim countries you’d want to visit have ways for you to drink; you just need to follow an often confusing set of laws to...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Israel, Qatar, Turkey, United States, Egypt, Morocco, Middle East, Dubai, Oman, FIFA World Cup, Alcohol Laws, Erdogan, Tsa, Jordan


5 Air Travel Tips You Need to Know in 2019

With 4 billion people traveling by plane in 2017, you can say it’s a pretty hot commodity. With that much traffic, you will want all the air travel tips to cut down on your headaches and save a bit of time. Here are your top 5 air travel tips you will want to put in place in 2019. 1. Don’t Accept the First Voucher If you are traveling at a busy time, you may notice that your flight is overbooked. If you are a lucky individual, you will already have your seat. The flight crew then will offer v...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Tsa, Air Travel Tips


Travel ID Driver’s License Deadline Looms for TSA Airport Security

Coming Soon: A Valid Travel ID Driver’s License or a Federally Issued Passport Will be Required to Fly Domestically We have discussed this issue quite a bit over the past few years.  But now that most states are compliant or have waivers from the federal government toward compliance, it seems that a final deadline just might be in the offing. Here the latest from the Homeland Security on this issue: “Starting October 1, 2020, every state and territory resident will need to present a REAL ID com...
Tags: Travel, Blog, United States, Arizona, Smithsonian, Homeland Security, Tsa, Travel News, Travel News & Tips, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, TSA Airport Security


Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 March 2019

Stones (in both foreground and background) and sheep (everywhere) – we’ll see these in Kilmartin Glen, on our Scotland’s Highland Highlights Tour this September. Good morningWow, what a wild and crazy week this one has been, with the added dimension, for me personally but hopefully not for you, of (hopefully just) experiencing another kidney stone event.  These seem to be occurring with increasing frequency.The extraordinarily dysfunctional nature of Obamacare was driven home to me.  When it bec...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, London, Obamacare, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Africa, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla


Flight Review: El Al Business Class (787-9) From New York to Tel Aviv

I have long been fascinated by El Al. Since they became a Qantas codeshare partner in 2017, I have wanted to experience the Israeli national airline. Long had I heard that El Al’s long-haul staples – the trusty Boeing 777-200ER – were not as fresh and comfortable as rivals flying on similar routes. But when El Al took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2017, I was set determined to experience their long-haul product. It only took me two-years! (NB: This photo taken of similar p...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, Usa, New York, Instagram, Scotland, New York City, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Flying, New Jersey


Best travels apps in 2019

Whether you’re a frequent flyer for work or taking off on the trip of a lifetime, apps can make your travels a lot easier. There are apps to help you pack, keep track of itineraries, keep in touch with folks back home, and even to help your fitness goals as you go. Here are nine must-have travel apps in 2019. 1. Track your travel: App in the Air Photo: iTunes A personal travel assistant for frequent fliers, App in the Air tracks everything about your travel, from flight delays and boardin...
Tags: Travel, Google, Apps, US, Sydney, Travel Apps, Air, Tsa, Google Translate, All, Matador Network, Polarsteps, Postagram, Zeamo, London Berlin Dubai Denver Las Vegas, Google Translate Postagram


The future of flying

From 3500 feet up California is a glorious patchwork quilt of green and gold, textured by rippling mountains and shining water. Ahead of us we see the Carquinez Bridge and the Bay; behind us, the fingers of Lake Berryessa curl into the steep hills. Twenty minutes ago I stood barefoot in the soft grass on the bank of one of those narrow coves, many miles from any road. Twenty minutes from now I will be driving to Five Guys for lunch. “Hey,” I think to myself, “even a flying car couldn’t do this.”...
Tags: Travel, TC, California, Opinion, Canada, Marine Corps, Tsa, Lake Berryessa, Bmw, Honda, Air Force, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Major League Baseball, Tijuana, Bay


Travel News: March 11, 2019

Carnival kicks it up a notch with Emeril restaurant Travel Weekly Renowned New Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse will open his first restaurant at sea in the French Quarter zone of Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras ship. To be called Emeril’s Bistro 1396, the restaurant will serve items such as fried oyster po-boy sandwiches, muffaletta sandwiches, seafood ceviche and Emeril’s signature barbecue shrimp.   TSA Preparing for Record Number of Spring Break Travelers Travel Pulse As spring break kicks...
Tags: Travel, Tim Burton, Disney, Spirit, Airbnb, Tsa, Sam Shank, Transportation Security Administration, News And Deals, Spirit Airlines, Detroit Metro Airport, Emeril, Emeril Lagasse, Eva Green, HotelTonight Airbnb, Detroit Metro Airport USA


Where to eat at Chicago airport

Chicago is one of America’s great food cities. The Chicago O’Hare International Airport is, well, not a terrible place to find some decent food and good drinks. There are some local spots from the city that built outposts in the airport, like Tortas Frontera and Publican Tavern, as well as beer and wine focused bars, including craft beer from Chicago favorite Goose Island. This is where to eat and drink at in every terminal at Chicago O’Hare. Terminal 1 Photo: Chicago O’Hare International ...
Tags: Travel, Airports, California, US, America, Chicago, Tsa, West Coast, Pacific, Caribbean, All, Goose Island, Rick Bayless, Airport Food, Summer House Santa Monica, Chicago O'Hare International Airport


How to fly with legal marijuana

Navigating the web of marijuana laws in the US is tricky — even in the states that allow recreational cannabis. Things get even more complicated when you’re traveling to and from a legal recreational state by plane. Federal agencies have authority in airports once you pass security — including in states with legal recreational and medical marijuana. Which means that within a span of minutes you can take weed from a place where law enforcement is cannabis friendly in pre-security, to where law...
Tags: Travel, California, Boston, Marijuana, US, America, Los Angeles, Cannabis, Portland, Tsa, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sfo, Usa Today, Seattle, Orange County


Food You Can’t Bring Through Airport Security

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Food You Can’t Bring Through Airport Security It continues to be one of the more confusing aspects of airport security — what type of food is acceptable to bring through the checkpoints? Here’s the latest — the TSA still classifies items like brie cheese and peanut butter as liquids. But there’s some good news — homemade cakes, hard cheeses and even live... The post Food You Can’t Bring Through Airport Security appeared first on Peter Greenberg Tr...
Tags: Travel, Tsa, Airline Food, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, The Essentials


The Icelandair Experience

Iceland has been on my shortlist of destinations to visit. It is one of the mystical places in this world to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, if you’re fortunate enough to have clear skies and recent solar flare activity. I had been itching to see the lights, and when a great travel deal came through my inbox, I moved things around my schedule and booked a flight that would fit within my limited time frame. While the deals were enticing, getting from Louisiana to Iceland still presented s...
Tags: Travel, US, New Orleans, Tsa, Louisiana, Iceland, Jfk, Jetblue, Luxury Travel, Adventure Travel, Reykjavik, Budget Travel, Destinations, Travel Deals, Romantic Getaways, Keflavík International Airport


Airport Mailers ships TSA items

TSA agents could probably start a pretty interesting museum with all the items they’ve seized from passengers in security lines. Now, however, those items won’t just disappear into TSA’s abyss of confiscated goods but can actually be mailed back to you. Airport Mailers has been around since 2003, but it’s in the midst of establishing a firm and growing nationwide presence, having expanded to 28 airports around the US. Airport Mailers offers travelers a way to safely send items home from the a...
Tags: Travel, US, Tsa, All, Facebook According, TSA confiscations, TSA items, TSA mail service, Airport Mailers


Where to buy confiscated TSA items

You’re ready to start your vacation and you’re waiting in line at the TSA checkpoint, anxiously checking your boarding time while practicing your frozen jumping jack maneuver to ensure all goes well in the x-ray sensor. Then it hits you. You forgot to take those throwing stars out of your bag (before you scoff at this, just know that throwing stars are among the most common weapons seized by TSA agents). At this point, you have two options: beeline it out of security and ditch the item in the...
Tags: Travel, Tsa, All, Confiscated Items, TSA confiscations


Travel News: February 26, 2019

Anthony Bourdain Food Trail is Coming to New Jersey Travel Pulse For those who would like to experience at least a little bit of the fabulous Anthony Bourdain lifestyle, a new food trail has been created in the famed chef’s honor. The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail features 10 of the restaurants the legendary personality visited for a 2015 episode of his CNN show “Parts Unknown,” according to numerous news outlets.   Nine airlines join TSA’s PreCheck Travel Weekly Japan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal,...
Tags: Travel, Cnn, Virgin Galactic, New Jersey, Hilton, Richard Branson, Tsa, Branson, Anthony Bourdain, News And Deals, Reuters, Asiana Airlines, VSS Unity, Signia, Anthony Bourdain Food Trail, Signia Hilton


9 More Airlines Let You Get Through Security Faster With PreCheck

Whether you have PreCheck because you've signed up for that program, or gotten it through another service like Global Entry, it only works with participating airlines that have invested in integrating with TSA for screening customer information. TSA announced today that 9 more airlines support PreCheck: Air India, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Elite Airways, EVA Airways, Japan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Volaris. Continue reading 9 More Airlines Let You Get Through Secur...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Portugal, Tsa, Global Entry, Volaris Continue


App for meeting people in airports

Maybe Delta had it right with those napkins after all. Since a new study from HSBC found that one in 50 travelers finds love on an airplane, it seems perhaps scrawling your digits on a branded cocktail napkin and slipping it to a sexy stranger isn’t such an impossible play. Along those same lines, App in the Air — a travel app designed to help frequent fliers do things like estimate TSA wait times and get real-time fight updates — is also getting into the in-flight hookup game. The seven-year...
Tags: Travel, Chicago, Hsbc, Delta, Tsa, Denver, All, MJ, Hookup App, Travel App, Airport App, Airport Hookup, App In The Air, Travel Hookup


The Truth About TSA Wait Times

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - The Truth About TSA Wait Times Waiting in long TSA lines is never fun, and many of you might even have the app offered by the government that gives you security line waiting times at each airport terminal. But the information in those apps is not only misleading, but wrong. And here’s why. The other day I stood in the security... The post The Truth About TSA Wait Times appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, Airports, Tsa, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, TSA Wait Times, The Essentials, TSA Wait Times Waiting


Bringing alcohol in a checked bag

All of your souvenirs will be in the trash 20 years after returning from a trip abroad. Snacks, spices, and even the hardiest canned foods expire. Clothes rip and begin to stink. Books yellow and magnets lose their stick. Furniture crumbles under feet and beneath thousands of butts. Even memories fade. If you want something that will be enjoyed in the moment, lasts, and brings back a flood of memories, few things compete like a quality bottle of booze. Spirits speak to a time and a place. Som...
Tags: Travel, France, China, US, Thailand, Netherlands, Tsa, Border Patrol, Bordeaux, Federal Aviation Administration, Bermuda, All, US Customs, Gosling, Travel And Alcohol, Traveling With Alcohol


Loose change in US airports total

It’s a phenomenon all travelers can relate to: going through airport security and discovering a few quarters buried in your pockets at the last second. Hurriedly, you toss them into the bin before passing through the metal detector. Once you’re on the other side, you’re rushing to gather your belt, laptop, shoes, and other belongings from the bin, maybe notice those coins at the last minute and think, “Nah. What am I gonna do with 23 cents?” Well, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of tr...
Tags: Travel, Congress, US, Tsa, Airport Security, All, Los Angeles International Airport, US airports, Airport Change, Lost Change, Matador Change


Eye on Travel–Amanyara in Turks and Caicos–February 9, 2019

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Eye on Travel–Amanyara in Turks and Caicos–February 9, 2019 This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel comes from Amanyara (which translates to “peaceful place”) in Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos, one of the world’s signature luxury island resorts, located in a 5,000-acre nature preserve. The Wall Street Journal’s Scott McCartney joins Peter to discuss how the TSA plays with numbers and the truth about the... The post Eye on Travel–Amanyara in...
Tags: Travel, Tsa, Wall Street Journal, Peter, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Caicos, Scott McCartney, Eye on Travel, Amanyara


Triple Amputee Purple Heart Veteran Undergoes Invasive Pat Down at Tucson Airport

The TSA itself said there were no actual active threats in the years following 9/11. However if there were the TSA wouldn't likely be able to stop them since they miss most of the contraband going through checkpoints. Nonetheless because of our fears - even our imagined ones - we've given up our freedom to travel. We have to carry papers with us and show them to authorities on demand. We go through invasive screening. And it's all become so normal we don't even question it. Continue reading ...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Tsa, Tucson Airport


The Craziest TSA Checkpoint Story I’ve Ever Heard (Yes, Drugs Were Involved)

A woman screams "I know my rights" as she shoved past a TSA checkpoint in Orlando. I know her rights too, that's one that no court has recognized. But it's also not where the story starts to get weird, or where it stops. The 38 year old woman drove up to curbside at Orlando International airport departures on Wednesday at about 8:30 p.m. She went inside and demanded at the Southwest Airlines ticket counter "to be checked in for a flight and to have her truck parked." You can probably guess wh...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Tsa, Southwest Airlines, Orlando, Orlando International


The best travel rewards credit cards

The buzz around travel rewards credit cards is real, and if you travel frequently, can seem nearly impossible to escape from. Figuring out how they work and which ones to apply to is another story. As is the case with choosing hotels and airlines, not all rewards programs are created equal. Whether or not you have any plastic in your wallet at the moment, applying for a card that kicks back some sexy rewards makes the prospect of 20 percent interest rates and annual fees much easier to swallo...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Credit Cards, Southeast Asia, US, Chase, American Express, Tsa, Amex, Barclaycard, Mastercard, All, Southwest, Ota, Centurion Lounge, Travel Rewards


My first time flying Spirit Airlines

I sat there at my computer with about 18 different browser tabs open. JetBlue, American Airlines, Expedia, Google Travel, Skyscanner, my calendar, my Chase Rewards page, and the Weather Channel. It was Sunday night and I needed a flight for Tuesday back to NYC. After a 4-day road trip and another week of driving around Florida, I was ready to get home. But how was I going to do it? The weekend’s winter storm had already started to batter New England. I read about two different flights that skid...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Florida, Usa, US, Spirit, Tsa, Airlines, Travel Tips, United, Jetblue, New England, Spirit Airlines, Fort Lauderdale, JetBlue American Airlines Expedia Google


Radio Guest List–Amanyara in Turks and Caicos–February 9, 2019

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Radio Guest List–Amanyara in Turks and Caicos–February 9, 2019 This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel comes from Amanyara (which translates to “peaceful place”) in Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos, one of the world’s signature luxury island resorts, located in a 5,000-acre nature preserve. The Wall Street Journal’s Scott McCartney joins Peter to discuss how the TSA plays with numbers and the truth about... The post Radio Guest List–Amanyara ...
Tags: Travel, Tsa, Wall Street Journal, Peter, Peter Greenberg, Caicos, Scott McCartney, Radio Guest List, Eye on Travel, Amanyara


Decline of United Business Class Meals and Trevor Noah’s TSA Experience

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Decline of United Business Class Meals and Trevor Noah’s TSA Experience...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Tsa, Trevor Noah, United Business Class Meals


Weekly Roundup, Friday 1 February 2019

The Loire River, the longest in France, which gives the valley its name.  Details of our September “land cruise” tour of the Loire Valley are now available, here. Good morning While there are no attachments to this morning’s nice long newsletter, that is due to a quirk in how these emails work.  I’ve actually been very busy this last week preparing the pages of information for our lovely Loire Valley “land cruise” in late September. You can see the main tour page here that sets out all the det...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, London, Australia, France, China, Germany, Israel, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Chicago, David, Prague


Fly High: A Practical Guide to Flying with Weed in 2019

In 2017, more than 650,000 people were arrested on a marijuana-related violation in the US. Although public opinion regarding marijuana is changing, it remains illegal at the federal level. But as more states legalize medicinal and even recreational marijuana, how is traveling with weed affected? Flying with weed on a plane is a tricky matter that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Failing to know and abide by the law can land you in a mess of trouble. Before bringing weed on a plane, read this guide. ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, US, San Francisco, Canada, Tsa, DEA, Seattle, Department Of Homeland Security, Manitoba, Drug Enforcement Agency, Transportation Security Agency TSA, Federal Government Says Under, Government of Canada These, Quebec Alberta



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