Road Warriorette Weekend Express

Hey readers! Got a question or something you want to discuss this weekend?  Here’s the perfect opportunity!  Whether you want to share an Weekend Express picinteresting travel story, a packing tip, an etiquette tip, or anything else going on in the business travel world, comment here and we’ll have a discussion.

Travel tip of the week:

  • I saw a CNN story this week that talked about hidden cameras capturing airport workers stealing from luggage at Miami International Airport. When theft happens from checked luggage some of it is happening from TSA agents.  You can file a claim if you believe something has been stolen from your checked luggage, but I suggest you never check anything that has real value because you are at the mercy of whoever is searching your bag.  However, some of the theft is happening from baggage handlers.  That’s where travel tip of the week comes in.  Use a TSA approved lock (such as this one).  It won’t stop a TSA agent from potentially stealing from you, but it should deter anyone else handling your bag.  But be sure it’s a lock approved by the TSA.  If you lock your bag with a lock that’s not TSA approved then you most likely won’t have a lock when your luggage is returned.  The TSA may need to search your bag, and without a TSA approved lock they will have no other choice but to break your lock to access your bag.

Week in review:

Here are travel news stories that caught my eye this week:

Comment of the week:

“My biggest problem with hotels is that the keys constantly stop working. Then you have to go all the way back to the front desk and get a new key. Sometimes this happens every day. If you have kids with you and are carrying a lot, this is more than a minor nuisance. The problem is much worse at certain properties.

Readers, chime in with what’s on your mind! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

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  1. @Dan it’s totally true, sometimes. Once I stayed in an Embassy Suites and if my key touched anything metal or magnetic–phone, credit cards, my conference nametag, car keys, etc–it would deactivate. Made me freaking crazy. Most keys aren’t nearly that sensitive though.

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