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  • July 29, 2009 | 122 (# of comments)
    Just as with my fireworks post , I'm about to state the obvious again. Hand grenades are not allowed on a plane. Obvious: Grenades (smoke, stun, sting, concussion, percussion, incendiary, etc) are not permitted on planes. Not So Obvious: Realistic...
  • July 24, 2009 | 99 (# of comments)
    We want you! That’s right, we want your input. I know, I know, there are thousands of comments within this blog overflowing with input you’ve given us, and I have already sent in my top 5 based on feedback I've read from the blog.What do we want?...
  • April 27, 2009 | 56 (# of comments)
    I’ve been reading some statements around the web about a recent incident at Piedmont Triad Airport (PTI) in North Carolina involving dirt and fossils being mistaken for a possible bomb.To the flying public, I fully understand that it has to seem...
  • November 19, 2008 | 115 (# of comments)
     Starting today, the Ad Council will launch the “Why?” campaign . The campaign will explain the reasons behind some of TSA’s most controversial security procedures. The goal of this public awareness effort is to reach the largest audience possible...
  • March 04, 2008 | 128 (# of comments)
    A number of readers have raised questions about TSA's legal authority to make a referral to other law enforcement entities when evidence of a crime unrelated to aviation security is discovered during the screening process. This post explains that...
  • February 08, 2008 | 68 (# of comments)
    I’ve noticed many comments from concerned passengers as to why we screen soldiers and veterans at our checkpoints. Some folks find this shameful while others (including most soldiers and vets) realize it’s a necessity.Let me preface this post by...
  • February 04, 2008 | 209 (# of comments)
    Last week, there was a post on the ars technica blog by Jon Stokes, Senior Editor and Co-Founder, posing some questions on TSA’s liquids rules similar to other questions we’ve gotten on the blog so far. Kip Hawley wrote the following response,...
  • February 01, 2008 | 314 (# of comments)
    Throughout the ages, there have been many unanswered questions that continue to baffle the human race. Who built Stonehenge? Is there life on other planets? Why does the TSA make me place my liquids in a clear sealable baggie?Unfortunately, even...
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