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  • Seniors on the Go: Mastering the hostile airport

    "Hostile environment!" Early on in our travels together, my wife identified the typical big airport as a hostile environment. That was some 45 years ago, and the situation hasn't gotten much better. I rediscovered that last week at the Baltimore airport (BWI), on my return from a consumer conference in Washington. The first thing I saw on entering the terminal building was one of those long "snake" lines that zigzag back and forth between lines of what I think of as "crime scene tape." It was, of course, densely packed with travelers who inched along, back and forth, about 20 minutes before reaching the check-in counter. After that, there was another maze to get through security. By the time all that was finally behind me, five hours in a coach seat didn't seem quite as daunting as I originally viewed it -- although, to be fair, five hours in one of today's minuscule coach seats remains "cruel and unusual punishment" when the plane is full. Fortunately, you can overcome problems, but some remedies require that you throw money at them.
  • TSA may soon answer your questions via social media

    TSA may soon answer your questions via social media
    The TSA may be ready to talk to you now. The Transportation Security Administration, following the lead of several major airlines, is considering a plan to respond directly to questions and comments from travelers, via Twitter. The agency that was...

    TSA pays millions in baggage claims, including in Chicago

     TSA pays millions in baggage claims, including in Chicago
    Travelers might be skeptical as they watch their bag move out of sight on a carousel behind the check-in counter at the airport. Hopefully, luggage arrives at their destination, but it doesn't always. The Transportation Security Administration has...

    TSA: Airport workers with alleged terror ties aren't threats

    The Transportation Security Administration says none of the 73 airport workers found to have unspecified ties to terrorism is actually a suspected terrorist or threat to aviation security. The TSA's deputy assistant administrator, Stacey Fitzmaurice,...

    Man arrested after trying to transport loaded gun at BWI

    Man arrested after trying to transport loaded gun at BWI
    A man with a loaded semi-automatic handgun was arrested Wednesday at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Transportation Security Administration officials said. TSA officers caught the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania resident trying to carry the .25 caliber gun past...