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Blog Posts for March 2013

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  • March 29, 2013
    Replica Grenade (CLT)Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. - We continue to find inert hand grenades and other weaponry on weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a realistic bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited - real or not...
  • March 28, 2013
    Five new airports have rolled out TSA Pre✓® bringing the total so far to 40 airports.Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Passengers traveling domestically who are select Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines...
  • March 22, 2013
    Non-Metallic Tactical Spike Found With AIT (DSM)Items in the Strangest Places - It’s important to examine your bags prior to traveling to ensure no prohibited items are inside. If a prohibited item is discovered in your bag, you could be cited and...
  • March 20, 2013
    There have been many reports about a U.S. Marine Wounded Warrior who was recently screened at Phoenix (PHX). Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misreporting.After reviewing TSA video (CCTV), interviewing and receiving written statements from all...
  • March 18, 2013
    Small pocket knives and some sporting goods remain on the TSA Prohibited Items List and may be transported in your CHECKED baggage.Bob BurnsTSA Blog TeamIf you have a travel related issue or question that needs an immediate answer, you can contact...
  • March 15, 2013
    Flare Gun (HOU)Flare Gun - A passenger at Houston Hobby (HOU)had an unusual item in his carry-on bag: A flare gun and six loose flares!21 Firearms Discovered This Week - of the 21 firearms, 20 were loaded and seven had rounds chambered. Here are...
  • March 14, 2013
    Car Engulfed In FlamesHave you ever been in your car when someone passed you at a high rate of speed? Usually, the car disappears and you never see it again. That wasn’t the case yesterday morning for TSA Tampa International Airport Deputy Assistant...
  • March 13, 2013
    You’ve likely read various media accounts of how our TSOs at Newark (EWR) missed an IED during covert testing -- training. I’d like to take a few moments to talk about covert testing at TSA since this has drawn so much attention.TSA undergoes covert...
  • March 08, 2013
    Loaded Firearm Detected by AIT at BDLLoaded Firearm Detected by Imaging Technology: A loaded .380 pistol with eight rounds was discovered on the lower left leg of a passenger at Bradley Hartford (BDL) after he alarmed Advanced Imaging Technology (...
  • March 05, 2013
    Small pocket knives and some sporting goods remain on the TSA Prohibited Items List and may be transported in your CHECKED baggage.Bob BurnsTSA Blog TeamIf you have a travel related issue or question that needs an immediate answer, you can contact...

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