TSA Precheck, Lewis N. Clark ElectroLight, OBOW Goes Mobile

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TSA Precheck  If you were one of the fortunate few who got chosen for TSA Precheck in the past even though you never signed up for it, say goodbye to the privilege. TSA says that enough people have signed up …

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Cuba, Expedia/Travelocity, Skymall

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We’re back……. Cuba In case you haven’t heard, the U.S. is easing restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba. While, technically, American citizens can’t go there strictly for “tourist” purposes, there are enough new reasons to obtain a visa that …

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August Catch-Up

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Hi everyone. I took a couple of weeks off from OBOW to take care of a few matters as well as giving myself a rest from dealing whole hog with the travel industry. A few items of note happened while …

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Free Use of TSA PreCheck To Disappear

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Over the past few months, numerous travelers have reported being sent to the TSA PreCheck security lines even though they had never applied to the program or paid any fees. That’s about to change. According to the TSA, the PreCheck …

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TSA Raising Security Fee

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Beginning July 21, The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) will raise security fees on all airline tickets. Roundtrip tickets will go from $5 to $11.20. One way tickets will go from $2.50 to $5.60. Even bigger news is the removal of …

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Global Entry

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With all the traveling I have planned over the next few weeks, months and  years, I needed to find a way to get through airports quicker–both coming and going. Security lines which at times can get very long was my …

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TSA Relaxes Rules on Duty-Free Purchases

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In the past, fliers connecting in the U.S.A. had to put any duty-free liquid purchases over 3.4 ounces in their checked luggage or forfeit it. No longer. The TSA  has relaxed this rule under certain circumstances. Here is it directly …

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TSA Expands Pre-Check Program

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The TSA has announced it will add 6o additional airports offering Pre-Check expedited security clearance by the end of the year. That will bring the total number of airports to 100. The program is currently only available to members of …

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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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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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