Blog Posts for October 2009
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October 23, 2009
On the surface, this cartoon resonates with many passengers who’ve had to abandon their liquids or adjust their travel to adhere to TSA’s 3-1-1 liquid policy.This cartoon compares the allowance of laptop batteries with a bottle of water. It leads...
October 22, 2009
I came across a post yesterday about a cute little four year old girl who was believed to be on the No Fly List because every time she flies with her father, he has to check in at the ticket counter and can’t print tickets from home or from a kiosk...
October 20, 2009
Our officers work in what some have referred to as a large fishbowl. Everything they do is being observed by passengers. So, when they screen veterans & active military, children & seniors, and people in wheelchairs, people notice. It doesn’...
October 16, 2009
A blog post has been circulating today from a woman who wrote a very emotional story about being separated from her child while traveling through a TSA check point. Two things went through my mind after reading her post.As a father of two small...
October 14, 2009
Last July, Blogger Bob wrote a post: "Can I Take my Hand Grenade on the Plane?" Some wondered aloud if we had to state such an obvious thing, because seriously, who would think they could take a grenade on a plane?Well...Over the weekend, a grenade...
October 07, 2009
Earlier this week, a 14 year old boy used his mother’s credit card to purchase a plane ticket and board a flight using his mother’s name, Virginia.When asked at the checkpoint, the boy told the TSA officer that his name was indeed Virginia. With...
October 06, 2009
(DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano recently announced that TSA will receive $355 million for more than a dozen airport security projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).The $355 million is going to be used for a lot of...
October 02, 2009
Conan O’Brien recently included the following in his monologue: “The Mayor of Newark, NJ wants to set up a city wide program to improve resident’s health. The health care program would consist of a bus ticket out of Newark.”Cory Booker, the mayor of...