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20 Things to Buy Duty-Free at the Airport

It's nearly impossible to board an international flight without passing by the duty-free shops at the airport. You can find some good deals if you know what to keep an eye out for.

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Why You Shouldn’t Throw Out Your Boarding Pass

Be careful where you leave that printout.


Here’s What Your Passport Color Really Means

There's a significant reason behind the four standard colors found on passports—but there are some unusual shades, too.


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13 Things to Never Say to TSA Agents

Avoid these comments if you don't want to miss your next flight—or worse!


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12 Items That Can Be Over 3.4 Ounces and Still Go in Your Carry-On

Finally, some good aviation news! Find out about these little-known loopholes in the TSA’s liquids rule.

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TSA Agents Reveal the Weirdest Things They’ve Found in Luggage

You won’t believe the things that people have tried to pack.


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10 Things TSA Agents Aren’t Allowed to Do

Some of these are rules you probably have at your own job, but others are strictly TSA-specific!

14 of the Strangest Things That Have “Disappeared” from Suitcases

Obviously the TSA keeps us safe. Still, some really weird things tend to happen to our luggage in transit, including...


9 Foods You Can Bring Through Airport Security—And 4 You Can’t

People are traveling all over the country right now! Let’s clear up the TSA rules for foods you can—and can’t—bring...


13 Airport Mistakes TSA Agents Hate the Most

Trust us: You don't want to get on the TSA's bad side.


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The 13 Strangest Things Allowed Through Airport Security

The Transportation Security Administration's "What Can I Bring?" list has a few weird items on it that make you wonder...

10 Common Hand Gestures That Are Rude in Other Countries

Just as slang words, table manners, and other common customs vary greatly from nation to nation, so do rude gestures....


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I Was a TSA Agent for 2 Years—And This Is Why You’re Getting Stopped at Security

There are so many rumors swirling around the TSA: Did they flag me because they wanted to do the full-body...


The Real Reason Walt Disney World Scans Your Fingerprint

Before you write this security measure off as creepy, find out what it's really there to do.


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I Tried Bringing a Banana Through Airport Security—And I Got Put on a Watch List

It started with a banana. It ended with more than a year of secondary searches, long waits in USDA holding...


What Airport Security Could Look Like in 10 Years

Is there even a possibility that we won't have to take off our shoes on the TSA line someday?

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This Is What a TSA Agent First Notices About You

While it's nice to be noticed, this isn't the kind of attention you want. Here's what to avoid if you...



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13 Things That Are Getting Your Luggage Flagged by the TSA

Logging too much time in the TSA line? Try these tricks so your luggage will fly through the security checks.


Can You Travel with Wrapped Christmas Gifts on a Plane?

Unfortunately, “tis the season” isn’t a compelling enough reason for the TSA to make exceptions; if your holiday cheer won’t...


How Do You Apply for TSA Pre-Check?

Sick of long lines at airport security? Find out what the process is for how to get TSA Pre-Check.


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What REALLY Happens to Those Airplane Blankets and Pillows?

Comfort has a price—and it could be at the expense of your health.



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12 Things Your TSA Security Agent Isn’t Telling You

In 2016, the TSA discovered a record 3,391 firearms during screenings. But it wasn't accomplished without a lot of stress....

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Global Entry vs. TSA Precheck: What’s the Difference?

Everyone wants to get through airport security faster. Find out the benefits of Global Entry vs. TSA Precheck.


14 Countries Where You Do (and Don’t) Need to Tip

Tipping is confusing in general, but all bets are off when visiting a foreign country where customs and expectations may...


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11 Secrets to Speeding Through Airport Security

Navigating airport security can be one of the biggest challenges you face when traveling. These tips will make the process...


15 of the Best Places to Retire Around the World

If you've been dreaming of a fun spot where you can stretch your Social Security payments, here are the top...


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13 Things Most Likely to Get You Flagged by the TSA

Even if you follow all the rules—removing your shoes, belt, and heavy jewelry—you might still worry about getting flagged by...


18 Craziest Things Left Behind at Airports

Expensive paintings, a block of cheese, and a riveting journal are just some of the craziest things left behind at...