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Travel Briefing: MacBook Air & Headlines

Since its debut, the TSA’s blog has received a lot of attention. Entitled, the Evolution of Security and edited by TSA Bob, it operates much like your usual corporate blog. Its main purpose is PR, which we think is a good idea. In the past there’s been a disconnect between travelers and the TSA. The blogging outreach is a step in the right direction.

For instance, the TSA recently responded to an issue concerning Apple’s MacBook Air. A few weeks back a passenger attempted to go through security with the Air, and because of its unique design and interior construction, Transportation Security Officers took extra time to examine the laptop which ultimately made him miss his flight. In response, the passenger wrote a post about his experience. The post was brought to TSA Bob’s attention and he responded via the blog.

Watch the video below concerning the TSA’s response to screening the MacBook Air:

Macbooks Air gets a New Screening Procedure:

The Battle Continues for Business Class Travelers

Competition among airlines for business travelers is fierce – CNN Reports: “I can’t speak for everybody, but I can speak for many people I know who travel a lot like me—we’re less loyal than we’ve ever been because we’re tired of the inconveniences of our airline service these days,” Allen said.”

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China Temporarily Bans Tour Groups from Tibet

“China has imposed a temporary ban on tour groups to Tibet and has not said when they would again be permitted. The ban was imposed amid protests and unrest there, as anti-Chinese mobs smashed and torched cars, shops, homes, banks, government schools and offices.”

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Oslo, London and Copenhagen: The World’s Most Expensive Cities

“If you’re planning a trip to Europe in the near future, you may want to consider the recent study conducted by Swiss bank UBS which ranked 71 world cities according to their costliness. Oslo, London and Copenhagen made the top three with Dublin coming in at a close fourth.”

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