Airline plan may permit sharp objects

A new plan by the Transportation Security Administration would allow airline passengers to bring scissors and other sharp objects in their carry-on bags because the items no longer pose the greatest threat to airline security, according to sources familiar with the plans.

Get ready for travel abroad

Going abroad? Has it been awhile — or never? Then it’s time for Terry’s Travel Tips 101: The International Edition. From passport and currency to phrase books and maps, you’ll need to do some gathering before you go. Here are some reminders and resources.

Business trips will get more expensive in 2006

Anyone who believes that inflation has been whipped probably isn’t paying for business travel. On every front — air travel, hotels, rental cars — costs are up and going higher.

What a waste

Waste is rampant in American culture, and the airlines are no exception. Food is wasted, engines are left running and cups and cans are thrown away. What ever happened to reduce, reuse and recycle?

Millions head home after holiday

Millions of travelers headed home Sunday at the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, braving crowded roads and airports on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Storms could threaten trip home

Frigid air and snow will greet post-Thanksgiving shoppers in much of the northern and eastern USA today, and widespread rain could aggravate congestion on roads and at airports Sunday on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

3 Austrian snow resorts

seefeld austriaAustria is the birthplace of modern skiing, home of the Arlberg method, après-ski and more ski champions than any other country in the world. Three Austrian snow resorts — all within an hour’s orbit — will satisfy any skier’s yen for slopes, flats and Tyrolean charm.

Train hits cars near Chicago, 16 hurt

A train carrying hundreds of Thanksgiving eve rush hour commuters crashed into vehicles at a crossing in suburban Chicago late Wednesday afternoon, injuring at least 16 people, three critically, a spokeswoman for the rail company said.

Too many drop-off dollars

The Dollar Rent a Car agent takes 45 minutes to complete Chelsea Grogan’s reservation. Then the car is lost on the lot and Grogan is sent out to find it. Then — surprise! — Dollar bills her an extra $350 for the car. Are these jokers auditioning for the next “Airplane!” movie? Find out what went wrong.

Some Thanksgiving travelers get early start

Although the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is typically one of the busiest travel days of the year, it seems many holiday travelers hit the road or boarded planes a little earlier this year.