With airlines adding or raising fees for checked baggage, it makes sense to try to limit yourself to your carry-on allotment. But after the latest terrorism attempt in December, during which a man allegedly attempted to ignite a bomb hidden in his underwear during Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit, rules for what is permitted on board airplanes in, to, and from the United States have become both more strict and more random, leading to confusion and frustration among travelers. ... So how do you manage to get to your destination with your wallet minimally scathed and your sanity mostly intact? [More]Click through to Allvoices.com to read the rest (and the related news reports).
Monday, January 18, 2010
How to cope with new air-travel restrictions
My latest report is live at Allvoices.com, on the ways airline travel has changed since the December "underwear bomber" incident and how you can cope with the new rules and regulations. Here's the lede: