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Friday Was the Busiest
Day in TSA History
Jul 5, 2023 4:00 PM CDT
Friday Was the Busiest Day in TSA History
Passenger numbers broke record set in 2019
- The Transportation Security Administration says Friday was the busiest day in its history, breaking a record that had stood since the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2019. The agency tweeted that it screened 2,883,595 individuals on June 30, beating the Dec. 1, 2019, record of 2,882,915 by...
Flying This Summer?
Cut TSA Lines for Free
Jun 9, 2023 10:40 AM CDT
Flying This Summer? Cut TSA Lines for Free
Clear Reserve system lets you reserve your spot at the front of TSA checkpoint queues
- Already dreading long security lines for your next flight? There've long been services that allow you to cut those lines, but you've got to open your wallet and do a good amount of prep work for them. Now, an option for those short on funds and time: the...
New TSA Tech Assesses If
'You Are Who You Say You Are'
May 15, 2023 9:20 AM CDT
New TSA Tech Assesses If 'You Are Who You Say You Are'
Pilot program is using facial recognition in 16 airports, but some are worried about privacy issues
- A passenger walks up to an airport security checkpoint, slips an ID card into a slot, and looks into a camera atop a small screen. The screen flashes "Photo Complete," and the person walks through—all without having to hand over their identification to the Transportation Security Administration...
Leave Your 'Vampire' Straws
at Home Next Time You Fly
Apr 29, 2023 11:30 AM CDT
Leave Your 'Vampire' Straws at Home Next Time You Fly
Man arrested at Logan Airport for trying to bring titanium smoothie-sipper/tire deflator in carry-on
- On the Szabo Inc. website , a "Vampire" straw is sold for $85, promoted as a "unique" item made of titanium that "allows the user to drink effortlessly any thick shake or smoothie." It's also "long enough to drink from any long beverage can,"...
'Unprovoked' Assault Sends
TSA Agents to Hospital
Apr 26, 2023 9:25 AM CDT
'Unprovoked' Assault Sends TSA Agents to Hospital
19-year-old woman facing charges in early morning incident at Phoenix airport
- The TSA says a teenage traveler assaulted three of its agents in an "unprovoked" attack at Phoenix's airport on Tuesday, sending two to the hospital, according to the agency. The 19-year-old woman was passing through security screening at Sky Harbor International Airport shortly before 6am when she began...
NFL Player Says He
Was Sexually Assaulted
by TSA Agent
Mar 27, 2023 5:42 PM CDT
NFL Player Says He Was Sexually Assaulted by TSA Agent
'It was extremely unnecessary and dehumanizing,' says Sebastian Joseph-Day
- Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day is accusing a Transportation Security Administration agent of sexually assaulting him during a search at a California airport on Friday. "I really just got sexually assaulted by TSA," the player tweeted , tagging John Wayne Airport in Orange County. "After I...
Feds Say Felon Tried to Board
Plane With AR-15, Fake Badge
Feb 28, 2023 6:00 PM CST
Feds Say Felon Tried to Board Plane With AR-15, Fake Badge
Multiple weapons, including taser, were found in man's luggage at Newark airport
- A New Jersey man banned from owning weapons tried to bring several guns and fake US Marshal credentials on a flight to Florida at the end of last year, federal prosecutors say. Seretse Clouden, 42, faces multiple charges stemming from his attempt to board a flight from Newark Liberty International...
'Emotional Support' Snake
Jan 7, 2023 1:20 PM CST
'Emotional Support' Snake Doesn't Fly
Airline doesn't allow woman to carry on a 4-foot boa constrictor
- The TSA reports it headed off a real-life sequel when it found a snake on its way to a plane. Agents at Tampa International Airport found a 4-foot boa constrictor in a carry-on bag last month when it showed up on a checkpoint X-ray, the agency said. The passenger told...
TSA Stops Record Number
of Guns at Airport Checkpoints
Dec 19, 2022 11:39 AM CST
TSA Stops Record Number of Guns at Airport Checkpoints
More than 6.3K firearms have been seized already, and the year's not even done
- Firearms aren't permitted in plane cabins during flights, even if passengers have a concealed-weapons permit. That didn't stop a whole lot of people from packing guns in their carry-ons this year—either forgetting they were there, not realizing they weren't allowed to pack them (or not realizing...
Checked Suitcase Held
an Unusual Stowaway
Nov 23, 2022 3:00 AM CST
Checked Suitcase Held an Unusual Stowaway
Yes, that's a cat in a bag
- The TSA let "the cat out of the bag on a hiss-toric find" on Tuesday, when it tweeted a trio of images showing an unusual find at JFK International Airport in New York City: a cat in a bag. NBC News reports the orange tabby ended up in a...
TSA Takes Man's Laptop
Apart, Finds Knife
Nov 17, 2022 11:21 AM CST
TSA Takes Man's Laptop Apart, Finds Knife
Virginia passenger faces a 'stiff federal financial civil penalty'
- If you find that Transportation Security Administration agents are paying closer attention to your laptop the next time you fly, a man in Virginia could be to blame. The TSA says its officers found a knife "artfully concealed" inside a man's laptop at Richmond International Airport last Friday,...
TSA Calls 'Personal Fowl'
on Unusual Security Find
Nov 9, 2022 8:33 AM CST
TSA Calls 'Personal Fowl' on Unusual Security Find
Firearm discovered shoved inside a raw chicken at Florida's Fort Lauderdale airport
- Security officers at a South Florida airport have reported finding a handgun hidden inside a raw chicken packed in a traveler's luggage. The Transportation Security Administration posted photos of the gun and poultry Monday on its official Instagram account , per the AP . The weapon was recovered at the Fort...
A Busy Travel Weekend
Kicks Into Gear
Jul 1, 2022 2:41 PM CDT
A Busy Travel Weekend Kicks Into Gear
TSA says business is booming again at US airports for the July 4 holiday
- The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start, with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights than they did earlier this week. The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2.4 million travelers...
Cawthorn Caught With
Loaded Gun in Carry-on Bag
Apr 26, 2022 5:43 PM CDT
Cawthorn Caught With Loaded Gun in Carry-on Bag
He was cited by officers at Charlotte airport
- The youngest member of the House is in the news once again, this time for having a loaded gun at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at a North Carolina airport. Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn was cited Tuesday morning for having the weapon in his carry-on bag at Charlotte Douglas International...
The Weirdest Things
the TSA Seized in 2021
Jan 12, 2022 1:25 PM CST
The Weirdest Things the TSA Seized in 2021
Agency's list includes chainsaw, meth burrito
- Chainsaws and machetes might be useful in the event of a zombie apocalypse, but the TSA would like to remind people that they are absolutely not allowed in carry-on luggage. The agency released its list of the most unusual items seized in 2021 in a tweet Monday, and it also...
TSA Agent Saves Baby
With Leap Over Conveyor Belt
Dec 24, 2021 9:42 AM CST
TSA Agent Saves Baby With Leap Over Conveyor Belt
New hire Cecelia Morales stops infant from choking
- A security officer leapt over conveyor belt rollers and saved a 2-month-old boy who stopped breathing at a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, newly released video shows. The footage, released Thursday by the US Transportation Security Administration, shows TSA officer Cecilia Morales springing into action...
Biden to Maskless Travelers:
'Be Prepared to Pay'
Sep 10, 2021 8:23 AM CDT
Biden to Maskless Travelers: 'Be Prepared to Pay'
TSA to double fines for those who refuse to don face coverings, with minimum penalty of $500
- The White House unveiled an aggressive new push this week designed to combat COVID, and one measure in particular from the TSA is geared toward travelers. "If you break the rules, be prepared to pay," President Biden said at a presser Thursday on the changes, including a new...
Good News! You'll Be
Wearing Masks on
Planes Into 2022
Aug 18, 2021 1:18 AM CDT
Good News! You'll Be Wearing Masks on Planes Into 2022
TSA extends order that was scheduled to expire Sept. 13
- Federal officials are extending into January a requirement that people on airline flights and public transportation wear face masks, a rule intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Transportation Security Administration's current order was scheduled to expire Sept. 13. An agency spokesman said Tuesday that the mandate will...
Reaction to TSA
in case you missed it
Jul 31, 2021 4:55 PM CDT
Travelers Have 'Not Surprising' Reaction to TSA Mask Fines
Out of 2.4K incidents of alleged noncompliance, only 2 have agreed to pay the $250 penalty
- Earlier this year, the TSA warned that people who refuse to wear face masks while using public transit, in accordance with a federal mandate, could face hefty fines. It doesn't seem like that heads-up served as much of a deterrent, at least not for a couple of thousand travelers...
Don't Want to Wear a Mask?
Here's What it Could Cost You
Feb 6, 2021 11:31 AM CST
Don't Want to Wear a Mask? Here's What it Could Cost You
The TSA has recommended a range of fines
- People who refuse to wear a mask on public transit may get hit with fines ranging from $250 to $1,500—or higher, should the factors warrant it, the Hill reports. The TSA recommended the penalties Friday, saying in a statement : “Based on substantial aggravating or mitigating factors, TSA...
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