In the last couple of months, I have spent an inordinate amount of time on planes. I'M talking 14 different plane flights, 8 different airports, and countless hours spent watching “The Affair” on my phone while waiting for delayed flights. The one-two punch of the holidays plus my hectic work... Continue reading
Let's make one thing clear: TSA PreCheck is great. If you've flown anytime in the past few years, you've seen (or perhaps even been the beneficiaries of) the "PreCheck" lanes that some passengers use to zip past the general security lines, or even the premium lanes. Show More Summary
Bad news from oversight officials : You’re really not that safe. Photo by ampmouse1
The Kentucky senator supports legislation protecting all unborn children and was once stopped by the TSA en route to address the March for Life.
SHOT: Chris Christie defends TSA, says getting blown up is ‘inconvenient.’ CHASER: “The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that the acting administrator for the Transportation Security Administration would be reassigned, following...Show More Summary
It marked the second time this year that a weapon was confiscated at a Reagan National checkpoint, the TSA said.
We haven't seen a government social-media account this fun since the TSA's Instagram (which, among other quirky wonders, features a ninja star collage). The Mumbai Police joined Twitter in December under the handles @MumbaiPolice and @CPMumbaiPolice. Show More Summary
Does it feel like the airport security lines are a little longer these days? There's a reason for that.
Stories of this kind leave me baffled. With all of the money and harsh measures imposed on the public by the Transportation Security Administration, the TSA itself seems barely accountable for continual stories of bungling and gross negligence. Recently, it was revealed that an international flight was allowed to simply go directly from the aircraft […]
The convenience of carrying your favorite hot-sauce in individual sachets -- think "McDonald's ketchup pouches" -- can't be overstated. It's a particularly great format if you're a frequent traveller, as TSA screeners don't recognize...Show More Summary
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Chelsea Handler says she was being honest when she made comments supporting the profiling of Muslim travellers by the TSA. On "Chelsea Does Racism," one of four documentaries from the comedian released by Netflix on Saturday, Handler...Show More Summary
Image via Lucy Rendler-Kaplan / Curbed LA flickr pool LAX has spruced up a few of its terminals (with more upgrades on the way) and opened itself up to pickups from Lyft and Uber, but one of the big...
Some travelers like to pack more than a toothbrush and a change of clothes in their carry-on and checked bags, and they kept the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) very busy in 2015. The agency said Thursday it interceptedShow More Summary
Either airport security is getting a lot better at finding weapons or more Americans than ever are carrying guns. The TSA announced Thursday that it discovered a record number of firearms at airport checkpoints in 2015 — 2,653 in all — a 20 percent increase from the previous year. More... More »
Worf would not be pleased with the state of air travel in the United States.
Are you a Klingon traveling across the country to settle an honor dispute? The TSA would really like you to keep your traditional weapon out of your carry-on bag. The agency discovered "a weapon resembling a Klingon bat'leth" -- think a dual-edged, crescent shaped scimitar -- in a carry-on bag at San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International […]
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intercepted a record 2,653 guns in carry-on luggage during 2015. The agency says more than 82% of those weapons were loaded at the time of discovery. The guns were found at security checkpoints in 236 airports around the country. Show More Summary
News flash: you can’t carry guns — unloaded or loaded — onto airplanes. And yet last year, Americans packed more firearms in their carry-ons than ever before, the Transportation Safety Administration says, most of which were loaded. TSA officers intercepted 2,653 firearms in carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints across the U.S. last year while screening a total of 700 …
Are you traveling anytime soon? Well, rather than sneering at the mere site of a TSA agent, maybe you should be stopping to give them a hug—because there’s a good chance that they’ve seen some crazy shit. Read more...