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Aeromexico, First Carrier in Latin America to Join TSA PreCheck

Aeromexico recently became the first airline in Latin America authorized by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to join the program that provides expedited screening for low risk passengers on flights from any airport in the United States to any airport in Mexico.

The benefit is available for all Aeromexico customers enrolled in a Trusted Traveler program of the US Department of Homeland Security, such as TSA PreCheck for US citizens and permanent residents, Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI, and to active duty military members.

Customers enrolled in any of these programs will have access to the TSA PreCheck lane and no longer have to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquid compliant bags, laptops, light outerwear/jackets, and belts.

The service is available at all the airports Aeromexico serves in the United States, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Fresno, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Antonio, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Washington, DC, as well as Ontario.

Passengers with a Known Traveler Number (KTN) or enrolled in a Trusted Traveler program must enter the number when booking their flights, purchasing their tickets, or when checking in online or at the airport kiosks or check-in counters.

Once the number is entered, the KTN information is printed in the barcode on the boarding passes issued by Aeromexico along with the program logo in the upper margin and the following legend: “TSA PreCheck or TSA Pre.” Customers must verify that the indicator is printed on their boarding passes and go to the expedited security lane for the expedited screening process.

First “Clean Tourism Destination” in Mexico

Nuevo Vallarta is the first “Clean Tourism Destination,” in Mexico to receive this environmental recognition. Operated by the Banderas Bay Trust, Nuevo Vallarta was certified in a formal act that took place along with the unveiling of the plaque on May 19. This environmental quality certification was obtained thanks to compliance in the fields of integrated water management, integrated waste management, urban infrastructure, and natural resources.

International News

Discover Scotland with Outlander

Last year settings such as Doune Castle, Blackness Castle, Highland Folk Museum, Falkland, and Culross enjoyed significant increases in visits, and the Outlander effect has played a huge part. TV audiences have been captivated by the show’s blend of stunning Scottish scenery, romance, and history, and it has encouraged them to explore Scotland.

Season two brings even more new exciting Scottish locations. A sneak preview of these includes the quaint harbor Dysart, a great location to start the journey along the scenic Fife Tourist Route and explore historic towns and the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk with their distinctive pan-tiled roofs and unspoiled beaches.

Air News

Air France Giving Sleep Suits to First Class Passengers

Passengers flying in private suites in Air France’s new La Première cabin will sleep even more comfortably aboard the Boeing 777 now. Air France is giving them sleep suits, which come in a felt pouch, are unisex, and are embroidered with the Air France seahorse motif. The airline said that the sleep suit is an “elegant” souvenir that passengers get to take home, where they can wear it again and again.

The luxurious new La Première suites offer complete privacy as well as wide seats that can quickly turn into flat beds and feature 24-inch TV screens to watch movies and play games.

Words of the Wise and Well-Traveled

“Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.”–Sir Richard Burton

Deal of the Week

Classic Kenya from US$1,824

The Classic Kenya safari provides safari travelers with great value and a classic game-viewing itinerary, with afternoon and evening game drives at three separate game reserves and a cultural visit to see a Masai village.

After a restful night in Nairobi, the safari starts with a stay in the impressive Masai Mara National Reserve, continues to the Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru, and ends at Amboseli National Park, brimming with wildlife and offering the best chances to view majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.

Three standards of lodge accommodation and a tented option are available to suit all tastes and budgets. Seven days, six nights, land only; book prior to July 15, 2016.


One night Nairobi

Two nights Masai Mara National Reserve

One night Lake Nakuru National Park

Two nights Amboseli National Park

All transport and game drives with an English-speaking driver/guide on shared basis

16 meals (6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners)

All park fees and government taxes

Roundtrip transfers with meet-and-greet services

One bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives


Sentrim Tented Safari starts Nairobi on Saturdays year round. 2016 price range US$1,824–US$1,868 per person

Sopa Lodge Safari starts Nairobi on Tuesdays and Thursdays year round. 2016 price range US$1,976–US$2,171 per person

Keekorok Safari starts Nairobi on Sundays year round. 2016 price range US$2,080–US$2,401 per person

Simba Lodge Safari starts Nairobi on Wednesdays year round. 2016 price range US$2,410–US$2,869 per person

Judy Newell, an international travel consultant for over 40 years, heads Perfect Journeys and specializes in unique travel experiences to destinations around the world. She designs journeys that are tailored to suit a client’s interests, abilities, and budget. Please contact Judy for reservations or further information on any Travel News topics; cell phone 415 111 8765; Vonage 949 300 3682; email Her office is in Rancho Los Labradores, Car. a Dolores Hidalgo.; hours Mon–Fri, 11am–4pm. View the latest travel specials on the website


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