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Men and Women Travel Differently

If you're flying during the holiday season, this is something you should know. And it doesn't just apply to tourists: As more women travel for business, these differences are being noticed by both airlines and hotels. While men still outnumber women frequent fliers, it's getting close to half and half.

Men complain that women pack...
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What We Hate About Holiday Travel

The holidays are here, and many of us are traveling to see family and friends for Christmas. We've begun to dread those TSA lines that involve the scan and the pat down, being...
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Navigating Through the TSA

The holidays will soon be here, and many of us will be traveling to see family and friends for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We've begun to dread those TSA lines that involve the...
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One Enduring Legacy of 9/11

Despite some doubts about what really happened on September 11, 2001, we all appreciate...
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Why We Hate Waiting in Line

These days, flying to another city or country involves a lot of waiting in line. First we wait in the TSA line, then--at the end of the trip--we wait in line to get our luggage. When Houston airport...
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What About Airport Germs?

As if X-rays weren't enough, we have to take our shoes off in an airport. Do we pick up dangerous germs if we've forgotten to wear socks? And what about those bins--is the TSA line going to replace...
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Are TSA X-rays Dangerous?

When it comes to the scan and the pat down, you should know that there are 244 full-body "backscatter" X-ray scanners in use at 36 airports in the United States. Other airports use millimeter wave scanners, which...
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Now the TSA Can Check Your Molecules Before You Fly

The Department of Homeland Security will soon be using a laser at airports that can detect everything about you from over 160 feet away. It can actually read you on a molecular level (in case you're hiding something in your genes?)

It will be able to read your adrenaline levels (measuring your level of tension and excitement), as...
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