Breeze Through Airport SecurityWritten by Jed Clark
During shake up a few years ago of airport security system, things got a little crazy and airport security went a little overboard confiscating toenail clippers and hair mousse. Thankfully those days of an overzealous security system are behind us and a cautious, careful and reasonable security system has take its place. With a little commonsense and preparation, you can reduce hassle and time it takes you to get through airport security and get your flight off to a great start.
Like most things in life, a little preparation goes a long way. Preparation is especially helpful for a smooth move through airport security. Before you even pack your swim suit, do a little planning to make sure that items are packed appropriately for that little visit with security. A little commonsense applies. If you are traveling with anything that is a weapon or could be used as a weapon, pack it in your checked luggage.
Sharp-pointed metal scissors, pack 'em in a checked bag. Curved-tipped scissors are okay for carry-on. Despite some stories you may have heard from friends, following items are allowed in your carry-on luggage: knitting needles, toenail clippers, corkscrews, nail files, blunt-tipped scissors and safety razors. The most common personal item that is not allowed in checked or carry-on bags is a lighter. If you are a smoker, pack a few books of safety matches in your carry-on bag instead.
If you are traveling with a laptop, it must be inspected outside of your carry-on bag. So, you may want to label your laptop separately by taping a business card or other identifier to bottom.
Pack all of your valuables, laptop, camera and camcorder equipment in your carry-on bags. Camera film and equipment may be damaged by checked-luggage screening and you want to keep your valuables in your personal care at all times.
Remember that checked luggage must be unlocked or locked with a TSA-recognized lock (a lock designed with a special code that security may use to inspect contents of your bags). If you are packing gifts, don't wrap them until you get to your destination as security may have to inspect them.
RoomSaver.com Reels in Travelers Who Prefer to Plan AheadWritten by Marcy Sunday
July 6, 2005- RoomSaver.com, an online showroom of over 10,000 hotel coupons across US and a division of Trader Publishing Company announced today that interest in online reservations has increased by 10 percent in last two years.
Members of RoomSaver.comís exclusive Travel Club responded to question featured in May issue of Travelerís Tribune, ďHow do you prefer to reserve your hotel accommodations?Ē Fifty-three percent of respondents prefer reserving a room online, while twenty-six percent reserve over telephone. Walk-ins came in third at twenty percent.
RoomSaver.com supports all three methods with features on site. As a portal website, RoomSaver.com sends travelers directly to hoteliersí websites to book accommodations through each listingís Reserve Now button. Travelers can reach hotelís reservation phone line with convenient toll-free number found on hotelís online ad. And finally, coupons that are foundation of RoomSaver.com list hotel rates and can be printed and redeemed on a walk-in basis. As a Travel Club member, visitors can store and manage coupons. Members also benefit from automatic searches, sweepstakes, newsletters, and special announcements about additional savings. To learn more about joining, visit www.RoomSaver.com.