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  • November 15, 2013 | 12 (# of comments)
    As in past years, I have again put together a list of helpful travel tips and links to make your holiday travel a little easier.TSA Pre✓® and other Risk Based Expedited Screening: TSA continues to expand TSA Pre✓®, anprescreening initiative designed...
  • October 29, 2013 | 42 (# of comments)
    Photo Courtesy of qa.shpnc.nc.govSome travelers, by policy, are not required to remove their shoes, but if their shoes alarm during the screening process, or if they require secondary screening for another reason, they might be askedto remove them....
  • September 24, 2013 | 56 (# of comments)
    Photo Courtesy of NIHOne of the more popular questions we get from travelers is: “Can I travel with my medication.” The answer is yes, with some qualifiers. Here are a few tips that you might find helpful.You can bring your medication in pill or...
  • September 10, 2013 | 22 (# of comments)
    All of the Grenades Pictured Were Discovered This Year (2013)After reading the title of this post, your first thought probably was, “That’s obvious.” Not always so. Year to date, our officers have discovered:43 grenades in carry-on baggage40...
  • August 27, 2013 | 36 (# of comments)
    MyTSA ScreenshotsToday’s travel tip is to consider downloading the MyTSA App. Why? Why not? It is extremely helpful and it is free.So why did TSA create an app? Here are several factors that convinced us that it would be a good idea:Many travelers...
  • August 20, 2013 | 47 (# of comments)
    These are aerosol items that were surrendered to TSA at the checkpoint.Tuesday’s TSA Travel Tip has to do with toiletries in aerosol containers.Traveling to weddings, birthdays, job interviews, vacations and other special occasions often...
  • August 13, 2013 | 8 (# of comments)
    Photo Courtesy of Siberian TigerLabor Day is quickly approaching, and that means many students will soon be on their way to college! When returning to school, people have a tendency to cram as much “stuff” as they can into their bags. It’s...
  • July 30, 2013 | 23 (# of comments)
    Questions about the transportation of dry ice generally fall into the hazmat realm where FAA has primary oversight. Since we often get dry ice questions, I felt that it would be a great topic for Travel Tips Tuesday. My first tip is to check with...
  • July 23, 2013 | 15 (# of comments)
    Happy Tuesday! In this week’s installment of Travel Tips Tuesday, we warn you about one of the common pitfalls that result when laptops are left behind at the security checkpoint. We also suggest how to get your laptop back if you do forget it....
  • July 16, 2013 | 50 (# of comments)
    Photo Courtesy of Wiki CommonsI’ve been noticing an uptick in the number of Airsoft guns and grenades that are being discovered in carry-on luggage and checked baggage. So, I wanted to give all of the Airsoft enthusiasts a heads up about traveling...

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