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Blog Posts for 2013

  • November 26, 2013 | 26 (# of comments)
    With the busiest travel time of the year upon us, I thought it might be a good idea to offer a few reminders and tips for today’s post.First off, if you haven’t already, plan ahead and read our Thanksgiving Travel Tips post. It’s chocked full o’...
  • November 22, 2013 | 20 (# of comments)
    Pistol Discovered Strapped to Ankle of Passenger (PIT)Pistol Discovered Strapped to Ankle of Passenger - A loaded .45 caliber pistol with six rounds and one chambered was discovered strapped to the ankle of a Pittsburgh (PIT) passenger during a pat-...
  • November 21, 2013 | 10 (# of comments)
    As of today, TSA Pre✓® has been expanded to include eligible customers of JetBlue Airways who utilize the airline’s mobile app. Today’s announcement makes a total of nine domestic carriers, including: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air...
  • November 19, 2013 | 73 (# of comments)
    Along with books and electronic gadgets, knitting is a very popular soother and a great way to pass the time. With the holiday travel season right around the corner, I’m sure some of you are wondering if you can travel with knitting needles.Well,...
  • November 15, 2013 | 12 (# of comments)
    Loaded Firearm (IDA)75 Firearms Discovered in the Past Two Weeks - Of the 75 firearms, 66 were loaded and 19 had rounds chambered. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Two inert C4 demolition explosives were discovered in...
  • November 15, 2013 | 12 (# of comments)
    As in past years, I have again put together a list of helpful travel tips and links to make your holiday travel a little easier.TSA Pre✓® and other Risk Based Expedited Screening: TSA continues to expand TSA Pre✓®, anprescreening initiative designed...
  • November 14, 2013 | 17 (# of comments)
    Yesterday, TSA and the DoD announced a partnership to expand TSA Pre✓® expedited screening benefits to more than 2.6 million U.S. Armed Forces service members in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy, as well as the Reserves and...
  • November 08, 2013 | 33 (# of comments)
    This morning, at 9:20am(PST)/12:20pm(EST), TSA employees, airport workers, and travelers across the nation paused to mark the moment an attack took the life of TSA Officer Gerardo Ismael Hernandez last week at the Los Angeles International Airport (...
  • November 01, 2013 | 15 (# of comments)
    Loaded Gun (PIT)29 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 29 firearms, 27 were loaded and nine had rounds chambered. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Artfully Concealed Prohibited Items - It’s important to examine your...
  • October 29, 2013 | 47 (# of comments)
    Photo Courtesy of qa.shpnc.nc.govSome travelers, by policy, are not required to remove their shoes, but if their shoes alarm during the screening process, or if they require secondary screening for another reason, they might be askedto remove them....

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