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Take The #AvGeekPhoto Challenge All April Long

Travelers, airplane geeks and photographers tend to have one thing in common … they shoot a lot of photos.  If you’re a travel photographer or photo avgeek you probably shoot even more photos.   During the month of April, why not put your airplane photos to good use and take part in the #AvGeekPhoto Challenge?  …

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The Prepackaged Tooth Brush, A True Travel Essential

Ever wake up late to catch your flight on a Monday morning, quickly throwing your bag together, praying you catch your flight … yea, me neither … but if this sounds like a scenario you may encounter, chances are you’ve arrived at your destination at some point missing an essential travel item …   ……

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Why The Video Of The TSA Screening Child In A Wheel Chair Is Misleading

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an easy target for the public, pundits and “TSA Nabs Suspected Al Queda Terrorist At Chicago Airport, A toddler in a wheelchair” is an easy headline for blogs and news outlets … especially when relevant facts are left out.   Yesterday a video uploaded by Matt Dubiel, of Naperville,…

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Costs Of Private vs Gov’t Passenger Screening In The U.S.

The United States Government, like all organizations with operational expenses, is seeking to reduce its costs while creating a more effective workflow.  As the Government seeks to reduce its debt, trim excess spending and bring its operational costs down, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) would appear among the most resistant to change.   While the…

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Flying With Fish … Now Available For The Amazon Kindle

Do you like Flying With Fish?   Silly question, if you didn’t like Flying With Fish you wouldn’t be reading this blog post.   As of now you can take Flying With Fish with you, read it on the plane, in the train, with a crane and even in Spain anytime you’d like on your Amazon…

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Why You Can’t Smuggle ‘Anything’ Through TSA Scanners

Earlier this week Jonathan Corbett, creator of the TSA Out Of Our Pants blog, posted a video entitled How To Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners. In Mr. Corbett’s video he show images from Rapiscan Secure 1000 Backscatter scanners and then describes how items placed along the side of a person would appear dark,…

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Boston, The First American City To Get 787 Service, Sees It For The First Time

Yesterday morning, just after 9:00am, the air was chilly in Boston, but there was a sense of anticipation in the air. At first glance the profile of the aircraft approaching Boston Logan International Airport’s Runway 22L could have been nearly any aircraft, possibly a Boeing 767 or even an Airbus A330, but as the aircraft…

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Unattended TSA Checkpoint Lets People Walk On Through

Sacramento International Airport, an airport expected to move roughly 8.9-million passengers in 2012, ranking it among the top 25 busiest airports in the United States, screened an average of 24,245.78 passengers per day in 2011, flying to more than 30 destinations daily. With the busy pace at Sacramento International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)…

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Airport Waypoints That Will Make You Laugh

Airline passengers around the world have long since laughed at unusual airport codes, which I previously wrote about here, Reader Mail : What Are Some Funny & Odd Airport Codes? When your airport’s slogan is “Fly SUX,” such as Sioux City’s Sioux Gateway Airport, it is hard not to laugh.   While airline passengers can…

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TSA Claims It Needs More Money To Screen Less Bags

Last week President Barack Obama proposed a US$317,000,000 increase in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) budget, to strengthen aviation security in the United States. While President Obama’s proposal to raise aviation taxes in the coming year to find the budget increase is likely to be defeated by both Democrats and Republicans in The House, the…

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