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We know that the long airport security line is stressful. There are so many rules and regulations to keep you safe, but we’ve got the rest covered to keep you sane from X-ray all the way to TSA.

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What Are the TSA Carry-On Rules You Need to Follow?

If you want to speed through airport security, brush up on these TSA carry-on rules about what you can and can’t bring on a flight

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...


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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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15 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 liquid limit rule.

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What Do Airport Body Scanners Really See?

Sure, airport body scanners are looking for threats, but here’s what else these security devices might reveal in the process


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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...

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Can You Leave the Airport During a Layover? 9 Things to Know

A long layover is an opportunity to get a glimpse of a new city, but it can be a gamble....


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.

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...


23 Things That Could Get Your Checked Luggage Flagged by the TSA

No one wants a TSA agent rifling through their bags because they've packed something problematic. Here's what you can—and can't—take...


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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.


What Happens to Items Confiscated by the TSA—and How to Get Them Back

Say goodbye to your bottle of wine, but there may be hope for other TSA-confiscated items


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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....

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...


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...


Global Entry vs. TSA PreCheck: Which Prescreen Will Get You Through Airport Security the Fastest?

Speed through the airport’s bureaucratic mazes with Global Entry, TSA PreCheck or one of the other security prescreens you...


10 Ways to Pack Lighter When You Travel

Tighter security and hefty baggage fees at the airport mean travelers are packing lighter. Here's how to lighten your load.


The Mistake You’re Making With Your Jewelry in the TSA Line

And it’s wasting your time—guaranteed.