Is it still safe to fly?

Like a lot of air travelers, Scott Cocking feels safe when he boards a plane. But he still worries.
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What happens to my valuables on a shipwreck?

Note: The “Problem Solved” column normally deals with non-travel issues that are fixable, but a recent reader question prompted me to make an exception. Fran Perry is curious about what happened to the valuables belonging to the Costa Concordia’s victims. I dredge up an answer.
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Their valuables disappeared from the hotel safe — and so did the hotel safe

How safe is the safe in your hotel room? If you’re Steve DeLucia, not as safe as you think.

DeLucia recently checked into the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen before a cruise vacation. He stored all of his valuables in the safe.
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TSA body scanners’ apparent flaw raises airport security concerns

One of the Transportation Security Administration’s vaunted 20 layers of security has been looking a little porous lately, and the resulting dust-up is calling into question the effectiveness — and the cost-effectiveness — of post-9/11 airport screening.
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Hotel calls mandatory room safe fee a tax, requires you to opt out when checking in


Next time you check into the Fairfield Inn in Sandusky, Ohio, mind the safe in your room. They’ll add a $1.07 fee to your confirmed rate for having one — whether you want it or not.

But you probably won’t even know they charged you for a safe, because they list this surprise surcharge as a tax on your final bill.

Want to have the fee removed? Good luck with that, too.

Maybe it’s a dollar a day, but for Tom Slikas, it was the principle.
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