Airport shoe scanner put on hold


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Airport shoe scanner put on hold
Airline passengers hoping to someday go through security without ever having to take their shoes off will have to wait: The nation’s airport security chief says a new shoe-scanning machine needs improvement. (USA Today)

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Top 25 changes in the way we travel
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Low-fare, long-haul: Second time around
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Today’s Travel Blogs

Bobby Vigil, Frontier Airlines vigilante
We’ve taken our share of awful red-eye flights, but at least we haven’t had to deal with passengers ripping open passenger doors. But fliers on Frontier’s Flight 514 from Denver to New York had to duct tape a fellow passenger to his seat after he attempted to open one of the plane’s rear doors. (Jaunted)

Revealed: The truth about ‘anonymous’ airline Wikipedia edits
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How much do you tip a bellman?
In an era when even getting a coffee-to-go means confronting a tip jar, gratuities are the subject of lots of debate. (Hotel Hotsheet)

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