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  • August 22, 2018 | 87 (# of comments)
    You’ve likely heard or read about the “Quiet Skies” program recently. Media reports have inaccurately described it as a program through which Federal Air Marshals surveil random travelers for no rhyme or reason. In fact, it’s an important program,...
  • March 28, 2017 | 163 (# of comments)
    ***Update*** When a pat-down is required, TSA can offer reasonable accommodations for individuals with sensory processing disorders or other conditions that sometimes result in pain when touched. However, those individuals still need to undergo a...
  • December 15, 2016 | 26 (# of comments)
    Did TSA officers at LAX prevent a child from taking his bear on the plane? No. The bear actually belonged to a grown man, and not a child. It turns out it was all a stunt to see if he could get the giant bear on the plane. He’s a popular YouTuber...
  • August 24, 2016 | 94 (# of comments)
    There have been some reports that a nine-year-old child with a pacemaker was prevented from flying home because TSA thought his pacemaker was a bomb. Long story short, nobody thought his pacemaker was a bomb, and the boy and his mother made their...
  • July 03, 2016 | 84 (# of comments)
    From time to time, we see headlines, blogs, and comments from people who believe that TSA officers have the authority to arrest passengers. Well, they do not, so let us set the record straight.TSA officers at airport checkpoints do not have the...
  • May 20, 2016 | 50 (# of comments)
    We’ve been seeing claims suggesting that TSA is intentionally slowing down lines around the nation in order to profit from increased TSA Pre✓® enrollments.Let us set the record straight. The $85 application fee (valid for five years) covers the...
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