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  • May 06, 2016 | 21 (# of comments)
    We see a lot of questions at @AskTSA about e-cigarettes, vape-pens and other nicotine delivery systems, such as the tweet below:These devices are permitted on planes, but the FAA recently notified airlines that the lithium batteries used in these...
  • April 05, 2016 | 37 (# of comments)
    It can be quite annoying when you print your boarding pass and don’t see the TSA Pre✓® logo. Once you’ve experienced TSA Pre✓®, there’s just nothing like it. We regularly get tweets like the one pictured below from people who don’t have the logo on...
  • March 16, 2016 | 26 (# of comments)
    With spring break well underway, packing for air travel can sometimes be stressful. Still, following a few simple tips can help in protecting your property and with the screening process to give you peace of mind.The rule of thumb is to always check...
  • March 10, 2016 | 21 (# of comments)
    With spring break underway, we’re starting to see a lot of questions like the one tweeted to our @AskTSA team below.To answer this specific tweet, all of the above are allowed in carry-on bags.Sunscreen, Bug Spray and Shampoo: These items fall under...
  • March 03, 2016 | 31 (# 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...
  • February 23, 2016 | 25 (# of comments)
    The @AskTSA team received this tweet yesterday via @TSA and we’d like to take some time to address it on our blog.TSA officers receive periodic training regarding cultural and religious sensitivities. When additional screening is needed that...
  • February 19, 2016 | 21 (# of comments)
    The @AskTSA team received this tweet earlier today. It’s a common question, so we thought we’d address it this week.Let me get directly to the point here. I’m not spinning a yarn when I tell you that knitting needles and needlepoint items, including...
  • February 12, 2016 | 19 (# of comments)
    It’s been nearly six months since we launched the @AskTSA program. Since then, we’ve been receiving many questions, so we felt that it would be helpful to share some of these Q & A’s with our blog readers, where we can respond in more than 140...
  • November 24, 2015 | 20 (# of comments)
    Other than turkey and all the fixin’s, Thanksgiving also means that it’s time for the busiest travel season of the year. According to Airlines for America (A4A), airports and airlines anticipate 25.3 million air travelers nationwide during the...
  • June 30, 2015 | 22 (# of comments)
    Most fireworks are meant to fly high in the sky, but never via a commercial aircraft. Fireworks are explosive and incendiary, so in an effort to keep the skies safe, the FAA has prohibited fireworks from being transported in both carry-on and...

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