Don’t take a picture on the plane until you’ve read this story

Next time you’re tempted to take a snapshot of an interesting cloud formation or your seatmate sprawling into your personal space on a plane, remember Arash Shirazi and Steven Leslie.

Both of them are law-abiding citizens and air travelers. And both recently ran afoul of the airline industry’s confusing photography rules.
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When you’re traveling, a picture can be worth a thousand dollars

You don’t have to be an expert on photographic evidence to take snapshots of your rental car before you drive off the lot, but it helps.
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5 things you should never say to a TSA screener

It happened to Ann Holley again last week. As she passed through the security checkpoint at Atlanta’s busy airport, she asked a TSA agent to “opt out” of being screened by a full-body scanner.
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Is the car rental industry’s damage claims process fair to travelers?

Always, always, always take pictures of your rental car.
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The Insider: Thanks for the keys to the rental car — now what?

Editor’s Note: This is part four of our new “Insider” series on car rentals. Here’s the first installment, the second one and the third one. By the way, if you see something I’ve missed in this post, please tell me in the comments or email me.

You’re standing in front of your rental car. Now what?

If you said, “Load your luggage and drive away,” then you need to keep reading.
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