I've long been an advocate for finding ways to simplify the process when traveling. I'll gladly give up a bit of personal information to expedite security screening or the immigration process when … [Read more...] about Clear Immigration Faster with These Programs
Thanks to the TSA, flying today is supposedly safer than it was pre-9/11. The TSA still fails 95% of tests, but through technology and do not fly lists, the government and TSA would like you think … [Read more...] about Should You Get a Redress Number?
For any frequent flyer, there is nothing worst than not being able to print a boarding pass at home or use a mobile app. Whenever I receive a notification that I must print my boarding pass at the … [Read more...] about What Does SSSS on a Boarding Pass Entail
For the American Frequent Flyer, TSA PreCheck has for the most part made airport security bearable. In my opinion, PreCheck is among the best opt-in program after Global Entry. The only difference, I … [Read more...] about TSA PreCheck Now Includes Random Screening of Electronic Devices
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… A few days ago, our friend Gary Leff over at View From The Wing wrote a post arguing the time has come to take the function of airport security screening away … [Read more...] about Three Reasons NOT to Privatize the TSA (#garyleffiswrong)
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… It's become such a staple of Conventional Wisdom to tell frequent travelers to sign up for TSA PreCheck that even the mainstream media has begun mentioning it in … [Read more...] about Is It Time To Dump TSA PreCheck and Get a Clear Membership?
I'm not one to take a lot of selfies. That's not to say never, but it seems I have more cranky old man traits than that of a millennial. There may exist some photos of me in First Class pajamas or … [Read more...] about Having Some Fun with CBP: The Global Entry Selfie
TSA PreCheck is great. I can walk from curb to gate in under 10 minutes, stopping briefly to put my keys and phone in a plastic dish. Otherwise I leave all my clothes on and don't need to unpack my … [Read more...] about Do You Already Have TSA PreCheck, or Is It Time to Enroll?
Everyone seems to be in a tizzy about four states (and one territory) that have failed to implement driver licenses consistent with guidelines established by the national Real ID Act. Part of the plan … [Read more...] about You Probably Won’t Need a Passport for Domestic Flights
The Transportation Security Administration loves to impress the general public with its security theater, sending out a weekly update on how many guns and knives it's collected from ordinary … [Read more...] about TSA Misses 95% of Weapons in Its Own Tests