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  • August 02, 2018 | 44 (# of comments)
    Whether you’re traveling with an expired license, misplaced your ID, or recently changed your name, you can still fly. Here are a few tips you should know before you fly. 1) Know what is valid ID While booking your flight, be sure to fill out your...
  • March 03, 2016 | 64 (# of comments)
    Did you forget your ID at home? Did you lose your wallet or purse? Did your license expire and you don’t have time to renew it before you travel? No worries! Simply approach the TSA travel document checker and let our officer know. We’ll ask you to...
  • April 09, 2013 | 182 (# of comments)
    Did the gnome that steals your socks and car keys run off with your ID? Did your license expire and you don’t have time to renew it before you travel? Did you lose your wallet? Did you simply forget your ID at home? While it is much easier to go...
  • April 17, 2012 | 72 (# of comments)
    You might remember me blogging about a new piece of technology last year called the CAT/BPSS. Its real name is “Credential Authentication Technology/Boarding Pass Scanning System.” That can be a mouthful, so I simply call it the travel document...
  • October 06, 2011 | 29 (# of comments)
    You're probably wondering what exactly CAT/BPSS stands for, right? It's been making the news over the past week, but if you haven't read about the technology, it stands for Credential Authentication Technology/Boarding Pass Scanning System. I prefer...
  • January 28, 2011 | 218 (# of comments)
    *** Update 1/30/2011 *** I referred to recent media coverage (which was all about Mr. Mocek's acquittal). The purpose of the blog was to focus on TSA checkpoint procedures which have not changed -as some have assumed- and to provide a refresher on...
  • December 23, 2010 | 79 (# of comments)
    Thanksgiving was only a few weeks ago, but If you’re getting ready to travel for the holidays, you’re probably coming here looking for some tips. So this post is basically the Thanksgiving travel post minus all the corny pilgrim and turkey jokes. If...
  • June 11, 2010 | 91 (# of comments)
    Secure Flight started rolling out in 2009 and I'm happy to announce that TSA is now performing 100% of the watchlist matching for domestic flights. (Airlines used to conduct all of the passenger watchlist matching)What is watchlist matching? It's...
  • November 16, 2009 | 95 (# of comments)
    It’s been a while since we talked about IDs and what happens if you lose or forget your ID on the way to the airport. With the busiest travel time of the year quickly approaching, I thought it would be wise to do a quick refresher on the subject.So...
  • October 07, 2009 | 81 (# of comments)
    Earlier this week, a 14 year old boy used his mother’s credit card to purchase a plane ticket and board a flight using his mother’s name, Virginia.When asked at the checkpoint, the boy told the TSA officer that his name was indeed Virginia. With...

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