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  • May 19, 2008 | 113 (# of comments)
    Over the weekend, Fox News published a story about the UK liquids plot. Here’s an excerpt:“Far-fetched as it sounds, bombs made from hydrogen peroxide and the breakfast powder drink Tang could have taken down seven planes bound for the U.S. and...
  • May 02, 2008 | 60 (# of comments)
    Although more than 70 percent of air traffic routes are covered by the 3-1-1 liquids rule, differences in airport layouts and customs procedures have left some travelers with duty-free purchases like liquor and perfume they can’t take through an...
  • March 28, 2008 | 350 (# of comments)
    Your questions and comments on the incident in Lubbock, Texas have not gone unnoticed. Yesterday, as soon as TSA became aware of the situation, people in our Security Operations office looked into it. They interviewed the four Security Officers who...
  • February 11, 2008 | 120 (# of comments)
    We've received many comments and questions from people who have had hip replacements and other metal implanted in their bodies for medical reasons. Many want to be able to present a letter from their doctor, some type of medical card, or even an x-...
  • February 08, 2008 | 68 (# of comments)
    I’ve noticed many comments from concerned passengers as to why we screen soldiers and veterans at our checkpoints. Some folks find this shameful while others (including most soldiers and vets) realize it’s a necessity.Let me preface this post by...
  • February 06, 2008 | 224 (# of comments)
    A Win for the BlogospherePosters on this blog have had their first official impact on our operations. That’s right, less than one week since we began the blog and already you’re affecting security in a very positive way.On Monday afternoon we began...
  • February 04, 2008 | 209 (# of comments)
    Last week, there was a post on the ars technica blog by Jon Stokes, Senior Editor and Co-Founder, posing some questions on TSA’s liquids rules similar to other questions we’ve gotten on the blog so far. Kip Hawley wrote the following response,...
  • January 31, 2008 | 543 (# of comments)
    Did you have to take your shoes off in Ohio but not Colorado? Post all of your thoughts about inconsistencies on this blog post.In response to an cmac's frustration with those who seem ungrateful for the job TSOs do each day... Don't take negative...
  • January 31, 2008 | 176 (# of comments)
    Just wanted to jump in with a quick post based on some of the comments we’ve received so far about lighters, nail clippers and batteries. We just wanted to let you know that lighters and nail clippers are allowed through the checkpoint. Lighters...
  • January 31, 2008 | 199 (# of comments)
    Liquids cover 70% of the earth and they also make up a good percentage of our comments from the traveling public. Post your suggestions and concerns about liquids in this blog post. (Click here for Part 1) Refresh your knowledge of traveling with...

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