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The Resurgence Of “Keep Your Boarding Pass Out In The Passenger Screening Area”

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has long since done away with the redundant process of requiring passengers to present their boarding pass to a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) before passenger screening, after they have already presented their identification and travel documents to the TSO acting as a travel document checker.   The process of double…

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The U.S. Passport Card Identification Anomaly

Today marks the tenth time I have used my United States Passport Card as identification while flying a domestic flight rather than my drivers’ license since I received it this past February. Today also marks the fourth time a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Transportation Security Officer (TSO) checking identification and board documents has looked up…

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When Pissing Matches Impact Security : PAPD vs TSA

Regardless of how you feel about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) they agency serves a defined purpose, that of securing transportation security in the United States, primarily in airports. Working along side the TSA in airports are police officers, who are supposed to enforce the laws within the airports, ensuring airport security regulations are properly…

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Can A Smart Phone Hack A Flight Computer? Not Really

Last week headlines regarding an Android App’s ability to hack an airliners’ in-flight systems computer once again invoked fear among travelers, however the reality is those fears exist in a virtual world scenario, not a real world scenario.   Hugo Teso, an IT security consultant with Germany’s n.runs AG, presented what appears to be some…

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The TSA, 2.36″ Knives, Lack Of Threats & Real Threats

On the 25th of April the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will once again allow certain types of knives, and other prohibited items, to fly once again as carry-on items, which I detailed on the 6th of March in Sharpen Your Knives, Polish Your Golf Clubs & Fly!   Since the TSA’s announcement there has been…

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Foursquare, Travel And Why I Stopped Using It

It might seem odd that someone who make a good portion of their living working with social media within the travel industry would have last checked in with Foursquare on the 23rd of August 2010 at their local train station. Foursquare is an excellent social media channel for travel … but as people seem to…

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Sometimes You Just Have To Giggle At Airport Security

Most television ads are barely noticed, they are white noise in the background, but sometimes an ad takes hold and does its job in making connection. For me, this evening one such television advertisement took hold bringing together two things I pay attention to … the Pillsbury Doughboy and Airport Security.   While readers of…

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Wings for Autism at Boston Logan Airport … Wow … Just WOW!

Earlier this week, on the 3rd of April, I wrote about JetBlue’s Wings for Autism program at Boston Logan Airport being held today, the 6th of April.  As the father of a child with autism, as well as a frequent flyer, I can honestly say I have long since been worried about flying with my…

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Revisiting The Absurd : Do You Have A Visa To Work Here? I Live Here

There are many oddities in international travel, often occurring with Immigrations and Customs.  Today I ran across  Sexism at the border: A personal account by Clay Nikiforuk, which annoyed me to no end. Whether or not all the details of her story are accurate, the issues in the story bother me. The story is not…

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