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6 Ways the TSA App Can Improve your Group Trip

Trip leaders and parent chaperones often admit that the most worrisome aspect of traveling with students is getting everyone through airport security efficiently.  But the truth is that airports can be easily maneuvered, as long as everyone in the group is on the same page with packing. 

 

Luckily, the TSA offers a free app to provide airline passengers with 24/7 access to the most frequently requested airport security information on any mobile device.  Learn more about how the" MyTSA" app can help your students pack and prepare for your trip. (Our  favorite feature? Definitely the searchable database of items that can and can't go in checked or carry-on bags.

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Topics: Airport Security, TSA, Airport Travel

These U.S. Airports have the Best and Worst TSA Wait Times

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Dec 27, 2019 10:22:08 AM

The most stressful part of student travel for trip leaders and chaperones can often be the thought of getting all the students efficiently through airport security.  Not surprisingly, one of our most popular blog posts is about advice for reducing airport stress when traveling with a school group.  According to a new study conducted by Upgraded Points, these are the U.S. airports with the best and worst TSA security wait times.

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Topics: Airport Security, TSA, Airport Travel

'If You See Something, Say Something' Awareness Day

The TSA has designated September 25th as National "If You See Something, Say Something" Awareness Day. 

 

The campaign works with partners year-round to inspire, empower and educate the public on suspicious activity reporting.  The campaign has identified indicators of terrorism-related suspicious activity - and urges us all to learn the signs and learn how we can all play a role.  

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Topics: Airport Travel

Mock Flight Program Helps Kids Reach New Heights

For many students, traveling by airplane is an exciting adventure, filled with an array of sights, sounds, and new experiences.  But for some of our students, particularly those with sensory sensitivities or autism, air travel is a source of discomfort, anxiety and debilitating fear.  One airline, however, is on a mission to ease those anxieties. 

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Topics: Airport Travel

Study Ranks Top 10 Best Airports in the United States

The United States makes up only roughly 4% of the world's population, yet is home to over 30% of the world's airports.  In fact, it's estimated that over 100 million visitors traveled through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2018, making it the busiest airport in the United States, a title held in Atlanta since 1998.  But there's a newly named "top airport" in the United States.  And this time, the rankings are based on quality over quantity.

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Topics: Airport Travel

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