Doggone airlines! 4 reasons pets shouldn’t fly

In their struggle to turn a profit, airlines have piled on a lot of fees in the last year, from surcharges for checked luggage to extras for confirmed reservations. And just when it seemed they had found every last fee, it looks as if they’ve turned up one more: They’re looking to Fido and Fluffy for a little extra cash. Specifically, to their owners.

“You have no idea what this tube of toothpaste could do to a plane”

Maybe it was the word “extreme” that made the Transportation Security Administration Security agent at Los Angeles International Airport nervous. Crest with Scope Extreme. I had bought a little tube of it at the grocery store before boarding my red-eye flight to Orlando yesterday evening. Contraband, according to the TSA.

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