Tag: Luggage and Packing

She Had an AirTag in Her Lost Luggage. It Led Police to a Baggage Handler’s Home.

A traveler who put a tracking device in her bag helped sheriff’s deputies in Florida identify an airport worker who was accused of stealing more than $16,000 in goods from passengers’ luggage, the authorities said. Giovanni De Luca, 19, a baggage handler at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, was arrested on Aug. 10 and charged with […]

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What Flying Is Like for Passengers Who Use Wheelchairs

Charles Brown has always loved flying. He loves the steady roar of the engine beneath him as the plane rises high above a shrinking ground, turning houses into small blocks of color and cars into floating specks of light below. Mr. Brown’s passion evolved from building model airplanes as a child to training in aviation […]

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Travel Troubles

For many travelers, cancellations and other snags have made this summer especially frustrating. To help you understand how we got here and how to make the most of your own trips, two Times travel experts — Niraj Chokshi, who covers transportation, and Heather Murphy, who reports on how people travel — answered reader questions. Why […]

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Meet the Canine Officers Guarding American Agriculture

DULLES, Va. — As a throng of travelers at Dulles International Airport elbowed their way to the baggage carousel on a recent sweltering afternoon, a federal officer zeroed in on a tired woman, sniffed her suitcases and sat down. Hair-E, a six-year veteran at Dulles and a honey-colored beagle, glanced knowingly at his human handler, […]

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What Can You Travel With in Your Carry-On Luggage?

Elyse Welles was traveling from Athens to Newark this spring when it finally happened: She was pulled aside for an additional security screening at her gate. After some time searching through Ms. Welles’s backpack, the agent eventually grabbed a bullet-shaped vibrator from the bag and brandished it in the air. “Is this an e-cigarette?” the […]

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How to Ease Neck and Back Pain From Travel

If sitting causes pain, take movement and stretching breaks An hour or so into every car or plane ride, the side of my back starts aching, and that’s in part because bodies aren’t meant to stay stationary. “Movement is essential to keep blood flowing to your muscles and joints to help prevent stiffness and pain,” […]

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