airport security

Are You a Budget-Savvy Traveler, or Just a Cheapskate?

Nowhere is the old adage "A penny saved is a penny earned" more true than when on the road. But some travelers take it too far. But according to your fellow fliers and hotel guests, there are worse travel offenses.

Airport Security Pat Downs: Too Much for Too Little

While the TSA argues that the more aggressive security is necessary to find weapons or bombs under clothes and stop terrorists, travelers say they feel like they're the ones being terrorized. Worse, the procedures fail to achieve the stated aim of creating safer skies.

Health Concerns About Full Body Scanners Mount

A report by the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety, which includes the European Commission, International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Energy Agency and the World Health Organization, said that the government must inform air passengers about any health risks that the screenings pose, including the possible exposure to higher radiation levels.

Raised Security Lifts Many Stocks

The recent foiled terrorist attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines Detroit-bound jet on Christmas Day quickly led to new travel restrictions and heightened security measures. While airline stock prices immediately dropped on the news, shares of companies that make airport security devices such as OSI Systems (OSIS) and ICx Technologies (ICXT) enjoyed a rally on Monday and Tuesday.

Airport food worse than you think

There are about a million (mostly bad) jokes about airline food, but if you're traveling over the next several days you might want to pack a lunch or...