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Revisiting Photography & TSA Checkpoints … It’s Still Legal

Twice in the past week I have had photographers ask me about the legality of photographing Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints, each having had run-ins at two different airports. While photographers continue to face...Show More Summary

How Aviation Literally Saved My Life … Thank You Life Star

Among AvGeeks and people in the aviation industry you’ll often hear things about aviation being their life, or they live for flying, or any variation of those notions … however for me, on the 20th of February 2015 aviation literally saved my life. Show More Summary

I’ve Always Said, If You Want To Sneak A Knife On A Plane … Disguise It As A Gun

Today’s travel moron of the week goes to a passenger at Baltimore Washington International Airport. There is not much more that can be said beyond … who tries to sneak a knife through airport security disguised as a gun?   Does thisShow More Summary

Passport Stamps … We All Love Them, Except The Ones We Hate

Most travelers cherish their passport stamps, even the seemingly nonchalant business road warriors. A new passport, void of stamps, feels empty, as if you’ve been stripped of your traveler validity … but … sometimes certain stamps in your passport can cause some issues. Show More Summary

Hassled At The Airport? It’s Not Always TSA … Exploring This Topic Once Again

Who is to blame, or at least complain about, at the airport? This is a topic that has been discussed before, but one that seems to need repeating. Reading my email, following Twitter and other online travel conversations, it seems that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are to blame for everything. Show More Summary

Travel Humour : Haggling For Your Visa & Your Name Is What?

Travel is inherently laced with humourous moments. Some moments may not seem funny at first, but after the stress of the moment is gone, you can look back and laugh.   In 2014 I had the good fortune, at least in hindsight, to laugh a...Show More Summary

Captured Guns At Airport Checkpoints Up 22% … Are Travelers Getting Dumber?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began its organized reporting of firearms in 2006, a year in which the agency’s front line Transportation Security Officers (TSO) seized 660 guns at checkpoints. Here we are in 2015, with...Show More Summary

The Illusion Of Transportation Security

Fences, concrete barriers and checkpoints surround airports, seaport docks and access points to railroad yards.   Securing mass transit and cargo shipping falls to multiple agencies … but gaps still exist. The far and distant corners of some airports have crumbling fences, or no fencing along waterways. Show More Summary

TSA & Reporting Of Seized Guns In NYC … Beating The NY Post To Their Own Story

This afternoon, after a few conversations with various people at a Federal Security Agency and Multi-State Jurisdiction Law Enforcement Agency, I became aware of an interesting, but misguided, story that is soon to be published by Philip...Show More Summary

The TSA, Leaderless Again

The 31st of December 2014 was the last day the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had a leader, as Administrator John Pistole stepped down from his role to become the President of Anderson University, where he had attended college. Show More Summary

Thank Goodness 2014 Is Over … Bring on 2015

2014 was a brutal year on many fronts.  Yes, traditionally people kick off the New Year on an up beat and happy note … and I’ll get there … but it was a brutal year. For those looking backwards through rose coloured glasses, I am not. In the aviation world we had a number of […] The post Thank Goodness 2014 Is Over … Bring on 2015 appeared first on Flying With Fish.

The Problem With Hiring EMTs & Paramedics To Detect Ebola At Some Airports

It has been reported in the past few days that the United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is working with San Antonio based Angel Staffing, a company that provides staffing services during disasters and public health crisesShow More Summary

TSA Implements ‘Do Not Board’ List & Mandatory Use Of Gloves In Response To Ebola

This past Friday, the 17th of October 2014, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implemented directive MD 100.5 in response to the Ebola fears spreading throughout the United States.   MD 100.5, the Do Not Board Due To Threat...Show More Summary

How Do You Edit Your Photos On The Road? Editing For Social On The Fly

A constant question during the #SkyTeamRTW journey was enquiring how I was editing my photos for real time social media publishing.   As the round the world social media campaign was created by, and undertaken by, a long time professional...Show More Summary

Clothing For Travel, Choosing Practical Clothing For Use & Security

Choosing what stays with us as we travel has changed.  You used to keep a wallet in your pocket, maybe a notepad and a pen, and you were off. If you were so inclined, you tossed a camera on your shoulder.  The nature of travel has remained...Show More Summary

Keeping #SkyTeamRTW Powered Up & Operating In the Sky … The Hyperjuice Battery

Trying to work during a project that at times has you off and running looking for content in not just two different cities a day, but two countries in two separate time zones a day, creates many logistics challenges. Everything must be fluid and you need to handle whatever is presented to you. Show More Summary

#SkyTeamRTW & The Turning Point From Going To Returning

Home, a welcome place after a long trip.  Home is not always a place, but sometimes just a state of mind. Home is where you recharge, where you sit and reflect on where you have been, what you have experienced and take a break before planning where you are headed next. Show More Summary

#SkyTeamRTW’s Travel Winds Down … Now It Is Your Turn To Share.

Last night I hopped an Air Europa flight from Madrid to Buenos Aires, arriving in Argentina a little after 8:00am this morning. This evening I hop a flight with Aerolineas Argentinas back to New York’s JFK International Airport, where...Show More Summary

#SkyTeamRTW – The Point Of The Journey Is Not To Arrive

Since #SkyTeamRTW went wheels up from New York’s JFK International Airport a few days ago there have been many messages asking the final destination for this trip. The reality of #SkyTeamRTW is that the final destination is the point...Show More Summary

Take Your Mind Out Of Where You’re From When You Enter The World

While many places around the world have become homogenized, every place around the world is its own place. Behind the department stores, chain restaurants and globalized brands are unique places, unique experiences and people who while...Show More Summary

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