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  • December 23, 2011 | 43 (# of comments)
    Holy Prohibited Items List Batman, why didn’t you put this in your checked baggage with your grappling gun? This knife was found at San Antonio (SAT).A FLARE GUN with SEVEN FLARES was found in a passenger’s carry-on bag at Norfolk (ORF). Haven’t...
  • December 17, 2011 | 18 (# of comments)
    Live Flash Bang Grenade Found at ELPHand grenades again... This time it was a LIVE flash bang grenade in a carry-on bag at El Paso (ELP) and it caused a shutdown of the checkpoint resulting in a 30 minute delay affecting 150 passengers.Non Metallic...
  • December 09, 2011 | 23 (# of comments)
    5 Grenades Grenading (EWR)5 grenades “grenading” and a partridge in a pear tree! Not one, but 5 inert grenades were discovered in a passenger’s checked luggage at Newark (EWR). Read here and here why even inert grenades at the airport are a problem...
  • December 02, 2011 | 33 (# of comments)
    2 1/2" Blade From Walking Stick (ORD)I’m back! I’ve been off on vacation, but have no fear, because I’m back in the cockpit and ready to navigate my cubicle through the blogosphere.The busiest travel time of the year has passed and I have to say the...
  • November 11, 2011 | 49 (# of comments)
    Display of Prohibited Items Found at EWRNote *** The Week In Review normally lists info from Friday through Thursday. This week I won’t be including information for Thursday. Thursday’s report comes in on Friday morning and it’s a Federal Holiday....
  • November 04, 2011 | 48 (# of comments)
    The Gift of Grenade (BHM)Grandma's Grenade (SLC)An inert grenade was found in a passenger’s bag at Salt Lake City (SLC). It turns out that the passenger’s grandson had packed her bag. I’m sure you can imagine grandma’s surprise! Moral of the story:...
  • October 28, 2011 | 56 (# of comments)
    Can Shown Not Actual Can (Courtesy of Eric Kilby)A lot of passengers simply forget that they have certain items in their bags, but when a prohibited item is intentionally concealed, it’s called anartfully concealed item. We had several of these this...
  • October 21, 2011 | 85 (# of comments)
    Landmines Found at SLCYes, you read the title correctly. Landmines… TSA officers found in checked baggage at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) after our Explosive Detection System alarmed. SLC Explosive Ordnance Disposal arrived on the...
  • October 14, 2011 | 38 (# of comments)
    Stock Photo of Lipstick KnifeIt was business as usual at the checkpoints again this past week.A passenger at MCO gave us a good example of something you should never say during screening: "You better check me close. I am about to blow." After...
  • October 07, 2011 | 51 (# of comments)
    I just wanted to put up a quick little post highlighting a few things that have happened over the past week that we haven't blogged or tweeted about. Until now that is...Every day, TSA officers work at more than 450 airports nationwide to keep you...

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