TSA shows banned items travelers tried to take on flights at Ohio airport | 9 states will require passports for domestic US flights | Choosing the best credit cards for airline miles
October 17, 2017
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TSA shows banned items travelers tried to take on flights at Ohio airport
TSA shows banned items travelers tried to take on flights at Ohio airport
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Credit card knives, a Taser masquerading as a flashlight, and power drills are some of the banned items collected by Transportation Safety Administration officers at Ohio's Dayton International Airport last year. The TSA hosted the display Monday to remind people to keep these items out of their carry-on luggage.
WKEF-TV (Miamisburg, Ohio) (10/16) 
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9 states will require passports for domestic US flights
9 states will require passports for domestic US flights
Travelers from nine states will need a passport in 2018 to board domestic flights if their states do not update their state IDs. States were required to comply with the federal Real ID Act of 2005 that was passed to ensure safer air travel.
WHBQ-TV (Memphis, Tenn.) (10/16) 
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The Smarter Traveler
Choosing the best credit cards for airline miles
These six credit cards will give you the best value when it comes to airline miles to earn. The list includes Capital One Venture, Starwood Preferred Guest, Chase Sapphire Preferred and American Airlines, all with varying degrees of benefits and rewards to apply toward flights.
Forbes (10/16) 
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New TSA checkpoint procedure will target electronic devices
The TSA announced it is installing a new checkpoint effort in airports that will scan all personal electronic devices larger than a cellphone in the coming weeks. These devices can hide explosives, a TSA official said.
WJZ-TV (Baltimore) (10/16) 
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Refuel and Refresh
Free meals returning to some domestic flights
Coach passengers aboard some domestic flights are once again enjoying a meal during their air travel. American Airlines began offering cabin meals last May on flights from New York to California.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (10/16) 
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First meal is first priority for Comfort ambassadors
First meal is first priority for Comfort ambassadors
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Choice Hotels' Comfort brand has launched a new training program for breakfast ambassadors, whose duties range from guest interaction to food preparation. The approximately 1,800 Comfort locations each employ two ambassadors on average.
Hotel Business (tiered subscription model) (10/7) 
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