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Re: TSA: More lines, delayed flights

Travel Rob ·
European airlines have taken a big hit this year with Europeans staying home more. It was because of terrorism before airport security and also in public places in Brussels and Paris. Isn't that more of a risk now? We have accepted that minor risk on other forms of transportation and still go about our lives. I'd vote to cut back on scanning 100% of the people in airports to occasionally, like we did a few years ago. We can still walk through metal detectors. I guess the added carry-on bags...
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Re: TSA: More lines, delayed flights

PHeymont ·
Several Senators suggested last week that the airlines kill the bag fees to speed up the lines, but there was an audible silence on that... Meanwhile, in Paris the lines have been growing, too, and causing delays at CDG; the airport authority is calling for more staff to speed up border controls.
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Re: TSA: More lines, delayed flights

DrFumblefinger ·
I hate the bag fees, but they're not the problem. The TSA is. Everyone would still have a carry-on bag, albeit a smaller one if they could check a suitcase for free. My experiences in Calgary, Frankfurt and Spain in the past month. Waiting times were never more than 10 minutes and usually less than 5 minutes to be screened. You just need enough of and a motivated staff that gets people through quickly
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Re: The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for posting. I have no idea why I never visited when I lived in DC. I must rectifythe situation. Your piece has tempted me.
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Re: The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

PHeymont ·
Quite possibly for the same reason I've missed so many NYC spots...I lived for three years two blocks from the Washington Heights campus that includes the Hispanic Society Museum, the Audubon Museum and at that time the Museum of the American Indian. I always planned to go "some weekend soon..." I didn't go to the Library of Congress when I lived in the area in the early 60s; our visit earlier this month came about because a Catalan friend of ours who teaches in NY had taken her visiting...
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Re: The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

PortMoresby ·
I have been there, I'm now reluctant to admit, used the library for some research. I obviously failed to look up. Recognizing the era of the decoration, I guess, is something, but a lesson in not drawing too many conclusions. I obviously need to go back and pay attention to the building, as well as the contents.
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Re: The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

Travel Rob ·
PortMoresby- I've done that a few times now,not recognizing the Pic of The Day I've already been to. So I'm definitely going to take more photos from now on to see what else I'm missing or forgetting
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Re: The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

PortMoresby ·
Rob, I think I miss more when I'm taking pictures. It's a dilemma, see it, or take the pictures, It seems I cannot do both at the same time.
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Re: Airfare bill would roll back consumer protection

DrFumblefinger ·
With the continuing unbundling of fares, it's important that people get some idea of what their flight will actually cost. I don't understand the airlines opposition to it. Most of them use the same tactics and it's unlikely someone won't fly because their true fare is revealed (though a few might not). People need clarity to make well-informed choices.
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Re: Airfare bill would roll back consumer protection

Travel Rob ·
It was a task to compare fares before the law, so I hope it doesn't revert back. Gotta love the name of the new bill. I guess it's opposite day again.
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Lactation rooms for airports proposed in House bill

PHeymont ·
Private lactation rooms for nursing and pumping mothers would be required in all large- and medium-sized commercial airports under a bill introduced in Congress this week by Rep. Tammy Duckworth and 13 co-sponsors.   Duckworth, a first-time...
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Airfare bill would roll back consumer protection

PHeymont ·
An airline-industry-backed bill in Congress would roll back the requirement that airlines and travel agencies advertise the fare you'll actually pay. Before the 2011 Department of Transportation rule—which has been upheld in court—airlines...
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Congress to Hang Up Your Flying Phone? Maybe!

PHeymont ·
Responding to FCC proposals to allow inflight cellphone use, the chairman of the House Transportation committee has introduced a bill to ban the calls—not for safety, but to reduce the potential noise level. His bill would still allow use of...
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The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

PHeymont ·
Roderick Simpson seems to always know where TravelGumbo is...the Puzzlers have had a hard time hiding from him, and once again he's found the answer. He's so good at it, we've invited him to join the crew of Puzzlers...   The Library of Congress...
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TSA: More lines, delayed flights

PHeymont ·
More problems with security lines at major airports, including nearly two hours at Chicago. At DFW, American delayed flights because of lines.
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Lost & Found: Letter from Columbus

PHeymont ·
A long-missing letter from Columbus, stolen from a Library in Florence, has been traced to the Library of Congress and returned to Italy.
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FAA funding bill: battleground of amendments

PHeymont ·
As Congress begins work on the FAA funding bill, consumer advocates and industry lobbyists go to work to get their favorite amendments included.
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A Day in Cape May

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie enjoys the beautiful architectural and gustatory treats during a day at lovely Cape May.
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Library of Congress: Underestimated Treasure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the Library of Congress, underappreciated and worth a visit.
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Re: Lost & Found: Letter from Columbus

GarryRF ·
That's going to be a huge fine for a late Library return.
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Re: A Day in Cape May

Marilyn Jones ·
It has been decades since I was in Cape May; a true gem! You did an excellent job of portraying this city and all it has to offer!!
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Re: Library of Congress: Underestimated Treasure

George G. ·
Jonathan, this place is on my list for my next visit to D.C. It was on my list during my last visit, but I ran out of time. I now have a great orientation to prepare my visit. I did not know about the Packard Campus which is under a 2-hour drive from my location. Thanks again for another insightful travel blog.
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Re: Library of Congress: Underestimated Treasure

Jonathan L ·
You are welcome.
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Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, New York

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walk through Saratoga Springs' famous Congress Park
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