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  • July 30, 2013 | 24 (# 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 | 60 (# 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...
  • July 09, 2013 | 41 (# of comments)
    Deodorant regularly shows up in our top 10 list of search keywords that brought people to our blog. Why wouldn’t it? Many use it and you definitely need it when you travel. There have been times that I’ve been on a hot stuffy plane where the person...
  • July 02, 2013 | 29 (# of comments)
    While some eligible passengers are randomly excluded from expedited screening in TSA Pre✓® lanes, we were surprised to learn how many people are excluded because of errors made in entering information when they book their reservation. On a given day...
  • June 25, 2013 | 21 (# of comments)
    While some fireworks fly high in the sky, they are never OK to pack in your carry-on or checked bags. It’s not that we don’t enjoy fireworks. Personally speaking, I to enjoy them. In fact, every Independence Day, I’m reminded of this quote from a...
  • June 18, 2013 | 28 (# of comments)
    More frequently than you might imagine, travelers contact TSA to find out if they can pack automotive or other vehicle parts in their checked or carry-on bags. We regularly hear from travelers who work for racing teams or car dealerships, and those...
  • June 11, 2013 | 85 (# of comments)
    If you’re traveling on vacation this summer, you’ll most likely need to bring some batteries along, whether they’re for your camera, personal electronics or other battery-operated equipment. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has implemented...
  • June 04, 2013 | 42 (# of comments)
    As summer approaches, we typically see an increase in travelers with infants and children. Whether you’re an experienced frequent business traveler or an infrequent leisure traveler, here are some tips to help you navigate the security process with...
  • May 28, 2013 | 14 (# of comments)
    Scuba GearCharlie Foreman wrote a post about this time last year for the TSA Blog about traveling with scuba gear. We decided to share it again this summer for those of you who might have missed it. Enjoy this very informative post! ~ BobA little...

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