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Travel Tip: New TSA Identification Requirements – Real ID

Update: Basically this whole post could be simplified to the following: If your state ID contains a gold circle with a star cutout similar to the one seen in the image above you can stop reading. If not, please continue. Apparently the logo will eventually be on all compliant state ID cards. In 2005, congress…

Generally when majority of people travel, they travel during common travel times. Departure times tend to start as early as 5:00am and the last flight of the day often leaves around 10:00pm. I am guessing majority of you reading this have never considered IF the TSA Security Checkpoint would be open when you arrive at…

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been in the news a lot recently. Travelers are experiencing extreme delays of up to three hours due to a shortage of TSA workers. After introducing the TSA Precheck program a few years ago, the TSA assumed that in the coming years, travelers would sign up for the program and…

In the early 2000’s the United States Customs and Border Protection agency launched the Global Entry program as a way to expedite clearing customs upon arrival to the United States. The program was well received by travelers and gradually expanded through the years. For travelers that frequently travel internationally Global Entry saves valuable time when trying to…
TSA PreCheck: The Ultimate Travel Tool

I’ve mentioned TSA PreCheck a few times, but today I want to dive into how useful it is and why everyone should sign up. What is TSA PreCheck? In the summer of 2013 the TSA announced the TSA PreCheck program would open up to everyone. The program used to be tied to Airlines Frequent Flyers.…