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Blog Posts for July 2013

  • July 30, 2013 | 23 (# of comments)
    Questions about the transportation of dry ice generally fall into the hazmat realm where FAA has primary oversight. Since we often get dry ice questions, I felt that it would be a great topic for Travel Tips Tuesday. My first tip is to check with...
  • July 26, 2013 | 24 (# of comments)
    Loaded Gun (HOU)33 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 33 firearms, 24 were loaded and eight had rounds chambered. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Stun Guns Discovered at (L-R) BTX, DEN, MEM, PHX, PHX, SFO, SMFStun...
  • July 23, 2013 | 15 (# of comments)
    Happy Tuesday! In this week’s installment of Travel Tips Tuesday, we warn you about one of the common pitfalls that result when laptops are left behind at the security checkpoint. We also suggest how to get your laptop back if you do forget it....
  • July 19, 2013 | 114 (# of comments)
    It has been reported that TSA Officers at airports are now searching cars. The news started to spread after a story ran this week stating that a woman found a notice informing her that her car had been searched by TSA.The short version: While we...
  • July 19, 2013 | 34 (# of comments)
    Gag Retirement GiftGag Gift - A gag retirement gift designed to look like an improvised explosive device didn’t look like a gag to the TSA Officer who spotted it on the X-ray at St. Petersburg / Clearwater (PIE). With its metal box and wires strewn...
  • July 16, 2013 | 50 (# of comments)
    Photo Courtesy of Wiki CommonsI’ve been noticing an uptick in the number of Airsoft guns and grenades that are being discovered in carry-on luggage and checked baggage. So, I wanted to give all of the Airsoft enthusiasts a heads up about traveling...
  • July 12, 2013 | 57 (# of comments)
    Loaded Firearm (MEM)38 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 38 firearms, 30 were loaded and nine had rounds chambered. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Stun Guns Discovered at (L-R) IND, LAS, DEN, BOI, LAS, DTW, MCI,...
  • July 09, 2013 | 29 (# of comments)
    Deodorant regularly shows up in our top 10 list of search keywords that brought people to our blog. Why wouldn’t it? Many use it and you definitely need it when you travel. There have been times that I’ve been on a hot stuffy plane where the person...
  • July 05, 2013 | 52 (# of comments)
    Loaded Firearm (LAX)30 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 30 firearms, 27 were loaded and eight had rounds chambered. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Starter Pistol (BWI)On Your Mark… - A starter pistol loaded with...
  • July 02, 2013 | 29 (# of comments)
    While some eligible passengers are randomly excluded from expedited screening in TSA Pre✓® lanes, we were surprised to learn how many people are excluded because of errors made in entering information when they book their reservation. On a given day...
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