TO PRE-CHECK OR NOT TO PRE-CHECK?

You may have heard about the new pre-screening program that the TSA launched a few months ago in approximately 35 select US airports the following Mori Luggage & Gifts markets…Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa and Charlotte. For frequent travelers, this was welcome news. For those travelers not familiar with the program, we’ve compiled some information from the Travel Security Administation’s website below –  tsa.gov

HOW IT WORKS
TSA Pre™ is a pre-screening initiative that makes risk assessments on passengers who voluntarily participate prior to their arrival at the airport checkpoint.

TSA Pre™ includes U.S. citizens who are select frequent travelers of participating airlines (Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways) or members of existing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs including Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI programs. As of November 15, 2012, Canadian citizens traveling domestically in the United States who are members of NEXUS are also qualified to participate in TSA Pre✓™.

If TSA determines a passenger is eligible for expedited screening, information is embedded in the barcode of the passenger’s boarding pass. TSA reads the barcode at designated checkpoints and the passenger may be referred to a lane where they will undergo expedited screening, which could include no longer removing the following items:

  • Shoes
  • 3-1-1 compliant bag from carry-on
  • Laptop from bag
  • Light outerwear/jacket
  • Belt

In addition, passengers 12 and younger are allowed through TSA Pre✓™ lanes with eligible passengers.

TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.

So, if you are eligible to enroll in the PreCheck program, would you do it?

EXCLUSIVE RIMOWA RACING GREEN AT MORI LUGGAGE & GIFTS

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EMERALD IS THE PANTONE COLOR OF THEY YEAR, SO ML&G IS RIGHT ON TREND WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE BRITISH RACING GREEN COLOR. GREEN IS THE HOT THIS YEAR!!

WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF BRITISH RACING GREEN (MORI GREEN)?With company names and logos plastered across every camera-capturable panel of cars today, it’s hard to imagine a time without corporate-sponsored liveries. Without the brand endorsements and advertising, motorsports wouldn’t even be economically viable. One has to look to the beginning of last century, precisely the year 1900, to see how early participants of organized motorsport agreed upon the outward appearance of their cars.
The Gordon Bennett Cup of the early 1900s provided the impetus to assert control over the color of the cars. The Cup pitted national team against national team and to distinguish between competitors, Count Eliot Zborowski suggested that the cars be painted in a standardized way to reflect the team’s nation of origin. While this practice didn’t stick every year, by the 1920s the organizations that later became the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) had standardized national racing colors. These were often quite different from the traditional national colors used in politics.
For Great Britain, the colors of its Union Jack – red, white, and blue – were already taken by Italy, Germany, and France, respectively. In the planning for the 1903 Gordon Bennet Cup to be held in the UK, it was decided the race would be held in Ireland as motor racing at the time was illegal in England. In a nod to the Irish, the team cars were painted shamrock green. While the exact shade of green today is loosely defined, the close association between British Racing Green and fine British motoring remains. While advertisements may have replaced tradition, the shade remains popular with classic auto racing entrants and owners of the new Mini Cooper.

Little Black Dress Jewelry Organizer

Do you have a hard time keeping your necklaces, bracelets, rings and many pairs of earrings organized? I have a great solution for you, the Umbra Little Black Dress Jewelry Organizer. This stylish two-sided organizer hangs on a rod or hook to maximize space and also swivels so you can see your jewelry collection easily. The organizer has 39 clear vinyl pockets on one side and 24 hook and loop closures perfect for necklaces and bracklets on the other. They are available at Mori Luggage & Gift for $20.