Monthly Archives: July 2013

Passenger Avoids $1400 in Bag Fees by Leaving Bags

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One of the nice things about being a “onebagger” is never worrying about paying overweight bag fees. That can’t be said for one recent traveler in Seattle. The unnamed traveler was planning to travel from Seattle to NY (JFK) on …

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13 Things TSA Security Won’t Tell You

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The August edition of Reader’s Digest has an article titled 13 Things TSA Security Won’t Tell You. Most are items you probably already know but there were a few I found interesting: –even if a TSA officer thinks a rule …

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Eagle Creek to expand Specter line

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Eagle Creek’s new Specter line is not only popular here at OBOW but with the general public as well. So much so  Eagle Creek recently announced it’s expanding the line even further. New products include:     Pack-It Specter Starter …

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TSA to offer Pre-Check to everyone

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TSA’s popular Pre-Check program, allowing approved flyers to utilize special lines, keep shoes, belts and light jackets on, and laptops in cases, has only been available to members of certain frequent flyer programs. Later this year, however, the program will …

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They Wouldn’t Charge for Carry-On Luggage–Would They?

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Bob Greene is a former award-winning, Chicago based newspaper columnist and author who currently contributes to CNN. His most recent opinion piece is titled “They wouldn’t charge for carry-on luggage–would they?” In it, he believes that charging for carry-on bags …

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Gear Review: Rollnband

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Are you the type of packer who throws their clothes in a bag hoping everything will be okay? Or perhaps you roll your clothes yet find things a mess when you reach your destination? If that’s the case, you might …

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TSA Wants To “Randomize” Security Lines

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Have you ever started to go through airport security and have a TSA worker point you to a specific line? Did you feel discriminated against? Did you worry you were being singled out?   Well, if you did, no worries, …

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In Flight Theft

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In a previous post, we discussed what to do with your bags in case of an emergency and you had to evacuate the aircraft. How would you handle the need to take cash, credit cards, passports and even a phone? …

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Air Crashes and Luggage

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Take a good look at the photo on the left.  It’s a shot of survivors exiting the Asiana Airlines plane that crashed at SFO. But take a good look a the center of the photo. (You can click on the …

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Gear Review: Waterfield Designs Finn Wallet

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I admit it, I still carry my cellphone in a holster on my belt. I know, I know, in terms of fashion that’s now like wearing a fanny pack. And doing it overseas brands me an American faster than wearing …

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