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Every year, airports and airlines turn up thousands of items travelers have left behind. Most fall into the “small gadget” category such as cell phones, iPods and tablets. I myself lost an expensive pair of noise-canceling headphones that was never recovered. What to do when the airline loses your bag But sometimes, passengers lose truly … Read 7 Weird Things Lost and Found in Airports and PlanesPosted In: Tips and Tricks, Travel Safety
Q:Hey, Rick! Where should I pack my valuables on my next flight to be sure nothing happens to them? A:The short answer: Don’t pack valuables. Yes, bags can get lost and although it’s rare, belongings can be stolen from checked luggage. That’s apparently what happened recently to talk show host Laura Ingraham who reported a … Read Safe Travel Tip: Don’t Pack Valuables in Checked BagsPosted In: Tips and Tricks, Travel Safety
When it comes to behavior that will get you kicked off a plane, think drink. Alcohol seems to play a part in most cases of “bad behavior,” but not all. Not by a long shot. Read about some fabled in-flight drinking disasters 5 Easy Ways to Get Thrown Off a Plane Follow these examples and … Read 5 Easy Ways to Get Thrown Off a PlanePosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Travel Safety
Are We Safer in the Air Since 9/11? It has been 10 years since 9/11, and the changes are all too apparent every time you enter an airport. Of course, change was inevitable, especially in the area of airport security, but the question remains: Are we any safer in the air? The answer is a … Read Are We Safer in the Air Since 9/11?Posted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Travel Safety, TSA Security
Major 405 Freeway Closure Affects LAX Q: Hey, Rick; what’s this I hear about a freeway shutdown in Los Angeles this weekend that might affect flights to LAX? A. What you heard is true; a 10 mile stretch of the 405 Freeway (a major artery for many travelers heading to or from Los Angeles International … Read Major 405 Freeway Closure Affects LAX Weekend FlightsPosted In: Travel Safety