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US Airlines to limit 'smart luggage' over battery fire fears.

Dec 19, 2017 - by

US Airlines to limit 'smart luggage' over battery fire fears.


'Smart Luggage' on your Christmas list? You may want to re-think your smart luggage purchase, or at least wait until the technology improves.

US airlines, including American Airlines and Delta Airlines, are implementing a “Smart Luggage Ban” - since the lithium ion batteries used as the power source for many of these 'smart bags' have proven to be highly combustible. This is...

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

Aug 22, 2017 - by


The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) www.step.state.gov is a free service designed by the U.S. Department of State to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.


Enroll in STEP www.travel.state.gov to receive the most up-to-date travel and safety information while abroad, including Travel...

Additional Security Measures for International Flights to the U.S.

Jul 18, 2017 - by Nancy Tuitama

Beginning later this week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will require additional security measures for all international flights to the United States. 

These measures include enhanced screening of travelers, as well as heightened screening of electronic devices larger than a standard smartphone. Travelers may need to remove these devices from their protective cases or outer packaging for inspection. READ MORE

TSA Tests New Carry-On Screening

May 03, 2017 - by Nancy Tuitama

TSA Tests New Carry-On Screening

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing new procedures at 10 U.S. airports that require people to carry less in their carry-ons.

Carry-on bags are just too cluttered, making it hard for screeners to do their jobs the TSA said.

In addition to their laptops, passengers are being asked to remove all devices larger than a cellphone, including tablets and e-readers, as well as food and books, and place...