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  • June 28, 2016 | 21 (# of comments)
    Fireworks and firecrackers are explosive and flammable, so in an effort to keep the skies safe, fireworks are prohibited from being transported in both carry-on and checked bags. TSA is responsible for enforcing this FAA rule by intercepting these...
  • June 01, 2016 | 64 (# of comments)
    Cross-posted from DHS.GOV Taking leave this summer? Even when traveling for personal time, military and DoD civilian members qualify for TSA Pre✓® –without any extra effort.Lately, longer than usual lines at the airport have been in the news as the...
  • May 25, 2016 | 33 (# of comments)
    While Memorial Day is seen by many as the official start of summer, there is more to the day than pool openings and cookouts. Having fun with your families and friends is important, but of equal importance is taking a moment to reflect on those who...
  • May 06, 2016 | 27 (# 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 | 38 (# 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 | 41 (# 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 | 26 (# 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...

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