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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?

The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1: Travel Assistance for Wounded Warriors, Military Leisure Travel, and Gate Passes for Military Families

(Part 3 of 4)

The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1:

Travel Assistance for Wounded Warriors, Military Leisure Travel, and Gate Passes for Military Families

This is the third 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.  In Part 2 of this Blog article, I shared additional tips on traveling with children, and traveling with a medical disability.

This segment actually is not specifically about the 3-1-1 liquid rules, but will highlight specific TSA tips for members of our military, including leisure travel and deployment tips.

We honor our military service members for their sacrifice in defending our country and our freedom.  I am so glad to learn of accommodations that the TSA has in place to assist our military travelers.

The TSA offers special assistance to “Injured, wounded service members, veterans and Wounded Warriors.”

Military members may contact: Continue reading The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1: Travel Assistance for Wounded Warriors, Military Leisure Travel, and Gate Passes for Military Families

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