Aid: Rudy Answers Listeners' Burning Travel Questions
week, our Travel-Expert-in-Residence Rudy Maxa answers listeners'
one: A listener e-mail...
that airports are cranking up the intensity on security scanners,
should I be worried about my film?
Don't put film in your checked luggage. Put it in your carry-on.
To be on the safe side, have security check it by hand. They can't
make you put it on the conveyor. Digital cameras will not be affected
listener questions Rudy answers ...
taking my 5-year-old daughter to Phoenix. The airline says all
passengers must have a government-issued ID. Where do I get
an ID for a 5-year-old?
just found a great package deal to Jamaica online. Seems too
good to be true. How can I tell if this is a reputable company?
is the rightful owner of the middle armrest on planes?
even chimes in to ask Rudy if there really are more security breaches
these days. Since Sept. 11th, it seems like every week
another terminal is evacuated because someone bolted through a checkpoint,
or security personnel forgot to plug in the metal detector. So is that it, or
are we just paying closer attention?
then discusses airport security breaches:
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of security breaches occur every day at the nation's 429 airports.
down concourses has become more commonplace since Transportation
Secretary Norm Mineta announced a "zero-tolerance" policy.
has vowed to find ways to "compartmentalize" -- to limit massive
evacuations over minor breaches.
government is hiring 30,000 new screeners, which means we'll
have a more highly trained security force.
your tour operator reliable and financially stable? One indication
that you're probably dealing with a reputable company is membership
in industry associations. Find out whether the
operator belongs to ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents:
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