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Online travel forums are filled with gems, if you have the time to dig for them. Luckily we do the dirrty work for you in our somewhat regular Forum Ferreting feature.
By Spring 2006, there will be new security screeners at all the busiest U.S. airports. Called "puffer" machines, they puff air onto a person that dislodges tiny particles from skin and clothing. Then the machines analyze the results for traces of explosives. Hence, the Puff Daddy machine nickname.
Judging from the Puff Daddy threads, they are kinda like getting a full body glaucoma test.
Here are some early reports of Puff Daddy protocol at select airports, which still needs to be worked out:
·TSA gent at the puff and go and he said leave everything on - shoes, sweaters, etc. Went through with no problems but now if they will only leave it that way
·Went through Charlotte (CLT) yesterday. TSA was giving people two choices, either go through the normal line (remove shoes coat etc) or go through the "Puff Daddy" line and only remove metal. Could keep shoes, coats on. I selected the "Puff Daddy" line. I timed "Puff Daddy" at ~30 secs from entry to exit.
·At EWR, the "puff" line requires the same disrobing and shoe removal as the regular line. Not only is there no time saving, it ends up taking longer and the line for the machine backs up as people are fumbling for their shoes, belts, etc.
· Travel Forum Ferreting [Jaunted]
· TSA announces influx of puffer machines at airports [CNN]
Online travel forums are filled with gems, but you have to dig, and who has time for that? Um...us? So with that in mind we will do the dirrty work for you in our somewhat regular Forum Ferreting feature.
Message board rumblings are suggesting that there are still plenty of lodging options available in Turin, some twenty days before the Olympics begin.
his info comes from boots on the ground in Turin, plus a couple of folks who booked accommodations in Turin just this week. Good luck.
Here is a small list we have cobbled together of sites that specialize in finding Olympic lodging in Turin:
As always, if you go to Turin, let us know about it will ya?
Online travel forums are filled with gems, but you have to dig, and who has time for that? Um...us? So with that in mind we will do the dirrty work for you.
A local expert over at TripAdvisor gives everyone the run down on the "for who for what" of New Year's Eve Miami style.
Going glam? She suggests the Fez soiree over at Mansion. $200
Wanna laugh? Dom Irrera @ Improv Hard Rock Casino is offered up. 2 shows 7pm &10pm $65.
God's waiting room crowd? Try Miccosukee Resort & Gaming New Year's Eve Bingo Ball. $75.
She lists way more options here.