• Flying to the USA or Canada? Save your suitcase: grab a TSA lock

    Locking your luggage is a great deterrent to would-be thieves, but if you’re travelling to the USA or Canada, you’ll need to use a special type of lock to secure your bag – otherwise the TSA or CATSA can and will cut it off or even break open your checked baggage if it needs to ...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2015 10 Comments

  • Qantas warns of UK, USA ban on powerless inflight gadgets

    Qantas travellers to London better make sure their laptops, tablets and smartphones are charged up before they leave the Emirates lounge in Dubai, with UK authorities now adopting a similar stance to the USA's ban on powerless electronic devices. Australian Business Traveller reader Andrew ...

    POSTED 14 Jul, 2014 13 Comments

  • Airport security: that'll be $150 for your background check

    Don't enjoy being frisked and groped, having to disgorge your bag hurriedly and be treated like a potential terrorist?  What if you could avoid it all by paying law enforcement authorities to compile a thorough background check on you for airport staff?  Given people shell out up to $...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Survey on airport security finds 75% unhappy

    A survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association has found that three-quarters of the travelling American public are unhappy with security procedures at airports, and are convinced that there “has to be a better way” to go about securing air travel.  Around 1,000 business an...

    POSTED 29 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

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