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TSA Precheck vs Global Entry: Which Is Right for You?

TSA Precheck vs Global Entry: Which Is Right for You?

For US travelers, TSA Precheck and Global Entry can speed up airport formalities. But what’s the difference and which one should you get? Here’s what you need to know. TSA Precheck allows expedited screening for passengers flying domestically. Unlike the regular security lanes, Precheck doesn’t require removal of shoes, laptops, liquids, belts, or light jackets, […]

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At CVG Airport, Miniature Ponies Cheer Up Passengers In Long TSA Lines

At CVG Airport, Miniature Ponies Cheer Up Passengers In Long TSA Lines

Around the country, people are experiencing record delays going through airport security. Many are stuck waiting in long lines, often for hours on end. Irritated travelers tag their complaints with #HateTheWait. As a result, some airports are experimenting with different ways to alleviate passenger frustration. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) may have found the most creative […]

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Why You Need Global Entry

Why You Need Global Entry

The CBP created a new video to explain the Global Entry program and why it’s great for international travelers.

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A Short Summary of the TSA Trusted Traveler Programs

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Pre✓ Status On Your Boarding Pass

Pre✓ Status On Your Boarding Pass

Great news for flyers eligible for TSA Precheck; Delta Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways are beginning to add Precheck status on boarding passes.  US Airways and Delta passengers will see “TSA PRECHECK” on boarding passes and the Pre✓logo on mobile boarding passes while United passengers will see the Pre✓logo on boarding passes.  A word of […]

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TSA Pre✓ program expanding to Las Vegas Airport

TSA Pre✓ program expanding to Las Vegas Airport

Expanding to the Las Vegas, McCarran Airport is the TSA Pre✓ program.  Qualifying flyers on Delta and American Airlines through the D gate will be eligible for expedited screening through the TSA checkpoint.  In 2012, the TSA plans to expand the pilot program to Delta flyers at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport and American Airlines at […]

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Trusted Traveler Program In The Works

Trusted Traveler Program In The Works

TSA agency chief John Pistole announced before the Senate Homeland Security Committee that he plans to roll out a new “Trusted Traveler” program this fall. The TSA has been under heavy scrutiny to improve the screening process. Long lines, inappropriate contact and misguided pat downs of 6 year old children has left US travelers a […]

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The TSA and Your Pet

The TSA and Your Pet

With over 30 million people traveling each year with their pets it’s difficult for the travel industry to ignore that Fido and Buttons need a place to stay and be comfortable too. In honor of our four legged loved ones, this week is pet week on the Stellar Travel blog. ————————————————————– Security proceedures at US […]

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Security Experts Unveil Roadmap To New Air Security Screening System

Security Experts Unveil Roadmap To New Air Security Screening System

An exerpt from the US Travel association Press Release, March 16th 2011. Washington, DC – The U.S Travel Association and a panel of travel and security experts today unveiled a groundbreaking plan to improve security at America’s airports and reduce the burden on travelers. Among the most notable recommendations are the creation of a trusted […]

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