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Blog Posts for 2010

  • July 02, 2010 | 1,507 (# of comments)
    I have long allowed off topic comments. However, after many complaints from folks who would understandably like to stay on the subject, I am providing this post as a place to comment things that are way off topic with the current post.I’ve added a...
  • July 01, 2010 | 70 (# of comments)
    Last week, former Deputy FBI Director John S. Pistole was confirmed unanimously by the Senate as TSA's new Administrator. Today is an exciting day for TSA as it marks Administrator Pistole's first official day on the job.As part of his first day,...
  • June 29, 2010 | 32 (# of comments)
    I was just as confused as other folks when I saw reports going around about a sign at Aspen’s airport stating that Popsicle makers such as this one, and potato peelers were not allowed. The sign didn’t look like something TSA would print and...
  • June 11, 2010 | 91 (# of comments)
    Secure Flight started rolling out in 2009 and I'm happy to announce that TSA is now performing 100% of the watchlist matching for domestic flights. (Airlines used to conduct all of the passenger watchlist matching)What is watchlist matching? It's...
  • June 01, 2010 | 150 (# of comments)
    With the kickoff of the summer travel season, I thought I’d talk a little about traveling with the little crumb-snatchers.Reduce the Stress for Kids: Let’s face it, checkpoints seem like busy and noisy places to children (and some adults too) and...
  • May 27, 2010 | 36 (# of comments)
    You may have read or heard about a recent article on how fliers might end up in a TSA workplace violence database. The fact is, TSA screens nearly 2 million passengers each day at over 450 airports nationwide. Since we began the workplace violence...
  • May 27, 2010 | 73 (# of comments)
    Summertime isn’t officially here yet, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s summer as soon as the pools are open. So, in preparation for this holiday weekend and the summer travel season to come, I wanted to post some helpful travel tips. Our highly...
  • May 21, 2010 | 99 (# of comments)
    The Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program has come a long way since I first blogged about it back in 2008. As of May 2010, about 3,000 Behavior Detection Officers (BDO) have been deployed at 161 airports nationwide.For...
  • May 18, 2010 | 66 (# of comments)
    The recent JFK to Egypt incident where a passenger transported firearms and ammunition in their checked baggage has many wondering if TSA missed these items. Firearms, knives, and ammunition are allowed in checked baggage - they’re not on the...
  • May 14, 2010 | 68 (# of comments)
    E-Cigarettes are becoming more and more popular and I’m happy to report that TSA has no problem with e-cigs being packed in your carry-on or checked bags. Now as far as using them on a flight, I would suggest you contact your airline and see what...

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