Top Travel News Stories of 2012
The TSA Eased Rules for Some Travelers
At 35 U.S. airports, select frequent travelers can now participate in PreCheck, a prescreening program that lets you keep your shoes, belt, and jacket on, and offers perks such as getting to leave your laptop in its bag, and packing liquids in your carry-on. Travelers on either end of the age spectrum are getting some relief, too: kids 12 and under, and folks 75 and over, don’t have to take off their shoes or jackets anymore. For everyone else, keep in mind that you can at least estimate your security waiting time by entering your time of day and airport checkpoint at ifly.com.