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Blog Posts for May 2012

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  • May 25, 2012
    Summer’s almost here! I know this not because of my calendar, but because my daughters keep reminding me about the pool… With summer often comes travel, so if you’re traveling by commercial airliner, you’ll likely find some of the news and tips in...
  • May 25, 2012
    Gift Horse?: A passenger at Helena (HLN) thought that fireworks were allowed on planes and apparently prefers to store their fireworks in a ceramic horse. Whether it was a gift or not, we don’t really know...Screwy Grenade: Speaking of grenades,...
  • May 25, 2012
    Hurricane season started May 15th in the Eastern Pacific and starts on June 1st in the Atlantic, and we were more than happy to have Michael Widomski from FEMA Public Affairs as a guest blogger here to talk about hurricane preparedness. Hurricanes...
  • May 18, 2012
    Six 12-Gauge Flares: You know they have little buttons above your seat for when you need a flight attendant, right? I doubt you need signal flares to get their attention.These six flares were found by our Officers at Milwaukee (MKE).Body Scanner...
  • May 18, 2012
    Keith Jeffries,the Assistant Federal Security Director from Orlando International Airport (MCO), will be speaking today on the CCR Travel Panel at the Rebreather Forum 3 in Orlando. This forum brings together the foremost minds in rebreather...
  • May 11, 2012
    Disassembled Gun and Ammo Found in Three Stuffed Animals - TSA Officers at Providence TF Green Airport (PVD) noticed what appeared to be a disassembled firearm on the X-ray screen of baggage belonging to a father and his small child. Law Enforcement...
  • May 11, 2012
    There is a good chance you've probably heard about an incident where a toddler and her parents were removed from a flight because it was believed that the child was on the No Fly List. It turned out an airline computer glitch is what caused the...
  • May 04, 2012
    Plastic Dagger Found With Body Scanner - A passenger at DTW had a plastic dagger hidden in the hemline of her shirt. This is an example of the body scanner showing its strength by finding non-metallic weapons.Knife Mounted on Walker: Yes, the kind...
  • May 03, 2012
    There was no confetti or sirens, but the one millionth passenger was screened by TSA Pre✓® today. Not only are the TSA Pre✓® participants growing in number, but the locations are also growing. United Airlines, Jet Blue and US Airways as well as some...
  • May 02, 2012
    When something doesn’t go right at a security checkpoint, TSA wants to know about it. Getting feedback from passengers is one of the best ways we can improve the security experience for everyone and address any problems that could be occurring in...
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