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I’m No Longer A TSA Pre ✓™ Virgin, Are You?

This morning, I arrived at the airport at 10:35a for my 11:22a flight to Chicago-O'Hare, IL (ORD).  United's Terminal C in Houston-Intercontinental (IAH) was pretty dead, but that's expected as today is Saturday, a slow travel day for frequent flyers and the calm before the storm of the Thanksgiving travel period. I approached the TSA Pre ✓™ lane and the usually blue-glove clad annoying lady po...
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Top 10 Suggestions To The TSA So They Stop Ruining Our Flying Experience

Dear TSA Administrator (John S. Pistole), First, let me say that I understand that you have a job to do and I'm glad its your job and not mine.  Thank you for performing it.  However, as a traveler, I'd love to just go the airport and get to my flight in a timely and professional manner; I know that you and your agents can make this dream a reality despite the things that the average person tries...
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What happened to the TSA Airport Wait Times?

[caption id="attachment_900" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="The Albuquerque Airport in Albuquerque, NM"][/caption] Houston, TX 20 Oct. 2009.  I am doing some research for my free "I will teach you to travel" mini-course (you can subscribe to the right) and when I checked the TSA's Web site about airport wait times, I got this message: "The Wait Time Calculator is currently under construct...
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A very quick visit to Charleston, WV (CRW)

Houston, TX 10 Oct. 2009.  I would rather be heading to the beaches of Oahu, but the flights are full this weekend.  Instead I started to look down the list of cities that Continental serves and found that Asheville, NC (AVL) was not available, but Charleston, WV (CRW) was. I then got ready and jumped in the weekend rental car that I have and headed for the airport at about 9:07a.  As its a Satur...
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All you can jet – The beginning of the final day's travel

Buffalo, NY 04 Oct., 2009.  My phone alarmed at 6:15a.  This was the only alarm I had set last night as I fell asleep before I could call down for a wakeks  up call.  Today's journey will take me from Buffalo, NY to New York-JFK then to Houston, TX so I had to get an early start. I got ready, called down to check on a shuttle then headed downstairs to checkout and have a quick breakfast before he...
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