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The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1: Are TSA Pre✓® or Global Entry Right For You?

(Part 4 of 4)

The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1:  Are TSA Pre✓® or Global Entry Right For You?

(Financial Disclosure – I have no financial associations with TSA Pre✓® or Global Entry.)

This is the fourth article in my Blog series: “The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1.”  In this segment, I will review Trusted Traveler programs and whether they may be right for you.

First, a couple TSA screening tips:

Travel Tip #16:  Wear comfortable, easy-to-remove shoes for your flight.  You should be able to walk – or possibly run to your next gate to catch a tight connecting flight – in these shoes through the airport if necessary.

 Travel Tip #17: Going through airport security, Continue reading The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1: Are TSA Pre✓® or Global Entry Right For You?

Traveling with Children, and Support  for Travelers with Disabilities

(Part 2 of 4)

The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1:  Traveling with Children, and Support  for Travelers with Disabilities

This is the second part of my Blog series entitled “The 411 on the TSA      3-1-1.”  In Part 1 of this Blog article, I shared tips on the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule, including exemptions such as medical liquids, breast milk / infant formula, and juice.

Traveling with children can be a joy as you share world experiences and connect with family members to create wonderful memories.  It can also pose additional challenges, and being informed can help make the process go much smoother.

If this is your child’s first flight, explaining the screening process ahead of time is helpful to make the experience as seamless as possible.  As a rule, Continue reading Traveling with Children, and Support  for Travelers with Disabilities

The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1

(Part 1 of 4)

As we prepare for this season of travel, being informed can help make the difference between a pleasantly smooth journey, and a stressful trip with confiscated personal items.  This is particularly true of the TSA.  In this first post of a four-part Blog series, I will share information about the TSA that will be helpful for novice as well as expert travelers, to help navigate your way through our nation’s airports.

The 3-1-1 Rule: Basics

While packing for your flight, it is important to evaluate your liquids.  Any liquids that are not needed in-flight should be stowed in your checked baggage.

Liquids carried on board must pass the 3-1-1 Rule:

  •  3 ounces per container
  • 1 quart size clear container (such as a zip top bag)
  • 1 container per person

So your 10 ounce toothpaste, 12 ounce sunscreen, and aerosol mousse will not pass TSA security screening, and will be confiscated at the checkpoint.  To avoid this Continue reading The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1