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Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.


Inventor Evan Booth says his homemade weapons are meant to highlight problems with airport screening procedures. (Getty Images)

Inventor Creates Shotgun From Materials Passengers Can Buy After Passing Through TSA Screening

Inventor Evan Booth creates weapons from items available for purchase after passing through American airport security checkpoints.


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Opponents To Knives On Planes To Speak In NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Flight attendants opposed to the proposal to allow airline passengers to carry small knives onto planes are taking their protest to the public. The attendants have scheduled a news conference for […]

CBS Charlotte–05/16/2013

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TSA: Passengers Will Soon Be Able To Carry Small Knives On U.S. Flights

(CBS Charlotte) — On September 11, 2001, the world froze. The world watched in shock and disbelief as two American planes crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center. Two other […]

CBS Charlotte–03/15/2013

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No More “Nudity” At U.S. Airports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) — In the spring of 2012, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discontinued the use of full-body scanning machines that used backscatter imaging technology at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The old technology was replaced […]

CBS Charlotte–01/23/2013

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Top 10 Things Americans Like More Than Congress

Despite saving Americans from the “Fiscal Cliff,” the 112th Congress of the United States of America will probably go down in history as the least popular Congress of all time. In many ways, the 112th […]

CBS Charlotte–01/14/2013

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Jury Convicts Mom For Berating TSA Officers Trying To Pat Down Daughter

A woman was found guilty Tuesday of disorderly conduct for berating security officers trying to pat down her teenage daughter and then refusing to submit to the procedure herself at a Tennessee airport.


A lawsuit filed against Delta and one of its partner carriers claims that a pilot refused to let two Islamic imams stay on the plane, even after the two went through additional security checks. The pilot reportedly gave no reason for the refusal. (credit: Getty Images)

Islamic Imams Sue Delta, ASA For Not Letting Them Board Flight Based On Their Attire

Two Islamic imams are filing a lawsuit against Delta Airlines and its partner carrier that claims that a pilot refused to allow the pair to stay on a May flight headed to Charlotte, claiming that the airline removed them for the way they looked.