March 20, 2014
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More and more credit card knives being discovered at airport checkpoints. A credit card knife fits in a wallet just as a credit card would, hence the name. They’re slightly thicker than a credit card and one unfolds into a knife, while other types...
March 14, 2014
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Black Powder Discovered at (GRR)Black Powder Discovered: A traveler at Grand Rapids (GRR) had a storage tube in his carry-on bag containing four cubes each with 100 grains of black powder. He stated that he uses the black powder for muzzle loading...
March 11, 2014
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Today’s tip is about the “Can I Bring My____?” tool, one of the many great features of the My TSA App.The app’s “Can I Bring my _________?” feature enables you to type in a certain item to see if it’s permitted by TSA. It has more than 3,500 items...
March 10, 2014
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TSA Pre✓®, an expedited screening program now available at 117 airports nationwide has many recognized benefits. To get these benefits, however, it is important to correctly enter and double-check your known traveler number (KTN) when booking a...
March 07, 2014
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Loaded Firearm Discovered at IAH29 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 29 firearms, 25 were loaded and 10 had rounds chambered. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. - We continue to find...
March 04, 2014
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Tips for Non TSA Pre✓® Lanes: One of the biggest causes for delays in the checkpoint lanes are bag checks. When a bag must be searched, the X-ray belt must stop until an officer can retrieve the bag for a secondary search. When the belt stops, the...
February 28, 2014
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Loaded Firearm Discovered in Carry-on Bag at Amarillo (AMA)36 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 36 firearms, 29 were loaded and 11 had rounds chambered. See a complete list and more photos at the bottom of this post.Grenades Discovered at (L-R...
February 25, 2014
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Insulin Pump (Photo Courtesy of Energy.gov)Many travelers rely on personal medical electronic devices (PMEDs) (pacemakers, neurostimulators, implantable cardio defibrillators, insulin pumps, blood glucose monitors, etc.), so it’s understandable that...
February 21, 2014
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Loaded Firearm (IND)Live Explosives Discovered in Anchorage - A homemade avalanche control charge was discovered in a carry-on bag at Anchorage (ANC). FBI responded and arrested the passenger.26 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 26 firearms, 21...
February 18, 2014
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While it’s understandable that travelers want to lock their baggage to protect their personal belongings, it’s also important to understand that TSA officers must be able to inspect baggage and contents when the need arises. That’s where TSA...