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Today is the day that the United States starts allowing scissors with blades less than 4 inches long and tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers under 7 inches on board planes.
Small scissors and tools account for approximately 25% of the prohibited items found in passengers carry-on bags. Source
We took Jim’s brother to the airport after his visit with us last weekend.
Things looked a little slow for the baggage handlers at curbside check-in!
Listen to Bud Light’s Real Men of Genius ”Mr. Airport Baggage Handler”
Speaking of airport baggage…
Ever wonder what happens to all that unclaimed baggage?
Well, it ends up in a couple of different places:
#1 – The Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama buys items from airlines that have never been claimed. Then they sell them in their store to the public.
One unique service they offer, is “e-mail notification” when certain types of items arrive in their store!
Check out this video about the Unclaimed Baggage Center!
#2 – The Property Room auctions off goods that have been seized by police departments and stolen items that police have been unable to return.
One unique service they offer is a “database search” to see if your lost or stolen goods have turned up there. If your items are there, they are returned to your police department, and then to you.
here’s a video about Property Room auctions.
Other Airport Travel Tips
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- Some Interesting Airport, Airline & Security Facts
- Which Airports Have The Best Airport Food?
- How To Get Your Own Bottle Of Water Thru Airport Security
As a lifelong traveler, I like to help people find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Travel Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I'm SUPER organized and I love to pack! I've lived in 6 different states (Florida, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas) and have visited every other state in the U.S. — except Hawaii. (Can you say bucket list?) I've been on several different cruises, airplanes, and boats in my life and I currently enjoy the outdoors by bicycling, motorcycling, Jeeping, RVing, camping, or just walking my dogs. My favorite "hobby" is riding on the back of our Harley-Davidson Road Glide traveling cross country — which we usually do at least once each year. We even rode from Tennessee to Alaska once! When I'm not on the road, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).