The average amount of time, in minutes, it takes me to get through security using TSA Pre-Check. (Photo credit: Andrew Bender)
About the best news – OK, about the only good news – for air travelers in the last few years has been TSA Pre-Check, which allows passengers to speed through security at dozens of U.S. airports without removing shoes, laptop bags and light outerwear. Domestic travelers love it, but international travelers were stuck in the slow lane. Thankfully, that’s changed.
Read the rest of the story on my Forbes Seat 1A column.
Agave plants growing on highlands and lowlands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
1 – “Tequila treats you the same way you treat it,” says Steve Calabro, bartender at Rick Bayless’s Red O in Los Angeles. “If you aggressively slam it back, it will get mad and return the favor.”
Start with a quality tequila. Your first clue is to look for “100% Agave” on the label. Under Mexican law, tequila must be made from only the blue Weber agave plant (pictured) from the Tequila region in the state of Jalisco.
Read more in my Forbes story.
Las Vegas Strip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Las Vegas is famous for shady characters who try to stay under the radar: card counters, bookies and, um, others. But some of the shadiest may be hiding in plain sight: taxi drivers.
“We conservatively estimate airport passengers were overcharged $14.8 million in 2012,” reads an audit report on taxi services in Las Vegas.
Read the full story on my Forbes blog, Seat 1A.