Air passengers adjust to security rules


Air passengers adjust to security rules — Travelers showed up at airports with toiletries stored in zip-top plastic bags Tuesday as they tried to comply with new security rules allowing them to carry on small amounts of liquids and gels. (AP)

Airport stores to restock liquids, gels — Airport retailers on Monday welcomed the easing of airport security rules and say they’ll begin restocking some of the items removed after the August crackdown. (USA Today)

Authorities say easing ban won’t endanger passengers — Airline industry experts said the Transportation Security Administration’s move to ease restrictions on liquids was a reasonable middle course, balancing security needs against convenience for travelers. (USA Today)

More hotels give guests opportunity to go ahhh — Once the domain of vacation resorts, spas are popping up in numerous big-city hotels. Business travelers, seeking relief from the stress of travel, love every minute of it. (USA Today)

22 pet peeves about air travel — Boarding procedures, seat belt instructions, the “no lotions” rule, so-called “in-flight snacks” — there are plenty of things about air travel that strike people as ridiculous. When James Wysong asked for readers’ pet peeves last month, it netted him more than 500 replies. Here are some of the best, along with some answers to questions. (James Wysong on Tripso)

Judge bans snowmobiles to help caribou
— A judge has declared nearly 470 square miles of national forest land in northern Idaho off-limits to snowmobiles in an effort to save the last mountain caribou herd in the contiguous 48 states. (AP)

Golf resorts wooing women to the green — Though women remain a relatively small part of the multibillion dollar golf market, the upward trend in female interest has caught the attention of resorts looking for new ways of attracting customers. (AP)

Groggy fruit flies may hold cure for jet lag — Geneticist Amita Sehgal of the University of Pennsylvania was recently studying fruit flies in her lab when she noticed something peculiar about their exposure to light. The flies, Sehgal discovered, lacked a protein she’s dubbed “Jet” that plays a key role in regulating their body clocks. (Popular Science)

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