Airline passengers in the US caught with loaded guns
Airline passengers in the United States were stopped at the security gates by Transportation Security Administration officials with 69 loaded handguns. Another 8 unloaded guns were also found in carry-on baggage. A number of swords and knives were also found besides 27 stun guns. And that is the tally over just two weeks in July 2013.
Carrying firearms and dangerous weapons is of course not allowed in hand carried luggage but with prior approval these items can be packed in checked-in luggage. However, it is advisable to leave these things at home before setting off on a holiday. Here are some TSA suggestions on what to pack to get thru the lines quickly.
Wear slip on shoes - as shoes need to go through the xray belt. Avoid wearing jewelry and remove body piercings if possible. Place all liquids in a plastic bag and do not pack any perfume or cream/gel larger than 100ml. Do not wrap any gifts as these may be opened for inspection. Pack all coats and jackets in checked-in luggage as all coats and outerwear have to go through the xray machine. And remember to keep your boarding card and ID with you.
More General Travel News
All museums in Chile are now free
Friday, 27 March 2015
If you are planning a trip to Santiago this summer you will be happy to know that from March 3 ...
Europe to the U.S., are you up for the drive?
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Plans have been unveiled by Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin for a new, albeit a ...
Amsterdam’s Keukenhof Gardens now open
Monday, 23 March 2015
The Keukenhof Gardens is the world’s second largest flower garden, following Dubai Miracle ...
Hello Kitty tea house opens in Kyoto
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Hardcore Hello Kitty fans, you’re in for a treat. A recently opened tea house in Kyoto lets ...
Air Arabia launches new loyalty program
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Airewards is Air Arabia’s new loyalty program, the first low-cost carrier rewards program ...
And the world’s best airport goes to…
Sunday, 15 March 2015
There’s no doubt about it, the airport authorities are definitely doing something right in ...
Start your Adventure
North & South America