Most parents know that the best thing you can do for your children when they are going into a new environment is to prepare them for it ahead of time, and support them while they are experiencing it. This is true when starting a new school, starting a new gymnastics class, going to the doctor, having their first “play date”, and going through airport security. In fact, the whole process… Read the Rest.
Today I am off for the night for a quick visit to the Pacific Northwest. It had been way too long since I visited that part of the country, and when a good United fare presented itself a couple months ago, I jumped. While I’m not 100% sure it will happen, I am going to make an attempt to hit 1K (top tier status) with United this year, so expect… Read the Rest.
While I am 100% confident that the process of getting a rental car is the worst part of traveling with a little one (especially when you are by yourself), getting through security can sometimes come in a relatively close second. We have all been in the seemingly never-ending security line that wraps around and around and around and barely moves. It is like waiting for Dumbo at Disneyland only there… Read the Rest.
In my travels today back from Washington DC, I remembered that I had not yet posted about a new TSA policy that allows those who are 75 and up to keep their shoes and potentially a light jacket on while going through security. This is very similar to the policy in place for children who are 12 years of age and under as they also get to keep their shoes… Read the Rest.
Tonight on Milepoint there was a live chat with former TSA Administrator Kip Hawley. If you missed the chat, you can still read the transcript. Like many frequent travelers, I have mixed feelings about the TSA. I totally agree with their mission to keep travelers safe, but the execution sometimes leaves something to be desired. Though in truth air travel has thankfully been very safe post-9/11 so they must be… Read the Rest.