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  • Thanksgiving Day

    2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips: Your Questions Answered

    November 16, 2018

    This holiday season will be a busy one. As announced earlier this week, TSA is expecting more than 25 million travelers to pass through security screening checkpoints nationwide from today to Nov. 26. That’s a 5 percent increase from 2017! So before…
  • Firearms

    TSA Week in Review: November 1 - 11

    November 14, 2018

    TSA discovered a total of 139 firearms in carry-on bags at 70 airports from Nov. 1 through 11. Of the 139 firearms discovered, 122 were loaded and 59 had a round chambered. Bringing a firearm through the security checkpoint may result in a civil…
  • TSA Month in Review: October 2018

    TSA Month in Review: October 2018

    November 9, 2018

    In October 2018, TSA discovered a total of 358 firearms in carry-on bags at 105 airports. Of these, 300 were loaded and 133 had a chambered round. Bringing a firearm through the security checkpoint may result in a civil penalty of up to $13,333.…
  • Blogger Bob

    The Passing of TSA's Curtis “Blogger Bob” Burns

    October 20, 2018

    TSA mourns the loss of Curtis Robert Burns, or as most of you know him, Blogger Bob, who passed away yesterday. His death is a shock and the enormity of his loss can only be imagined at this time. He loved this agency. He loved the people who work…
  • Firearms

    TSA Week In Review: September 24th - 30th

    October 10, 2018

    TSA discovered 91 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from September 24th through the 30th. Of the 91 firearms discovered, 81 were loaded and 38 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil…
  • Hair Pat-down

    TSA Travel Tips: Hair Products and Pat-Downs - What to Know and What to Expect

    October 9, 2018

    “I’ve never had a bad hair day,” said no one ever! Whether you style your hair curly or straight, wear weave or extensions, or wear your hair up or down, everyone has had those days where your hair will not fall into place as you hoped. Imagine…
  • TSA discovered 177 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from September 10th through the 23rd. Of the 177 firearms discovered, 158 were loaded and 52 had a round chambered.

    TSA Week in Review: September 10th - 23rd

    October 5, 2018

    TSA discovered 177 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from September 10th through the 23rd. Of the 177 firearms discovered, 158 were loaded and 52 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose…
  • TSA Precheck Logo

    Is it Time to Renew Your TSA Pre✓® Membership?

    October 4, 2018

    Attention TSA Pre✓® members! Have you been enjoying expedited security screening since 2013? Don’t wait! ACT NOW before your known traveler number (KTN) expires. That’s right, your TSA Pre✓® eligibility expires after five years. So if you want to…
  • Inert IED

    TSA Week In Review: August 27th - September 9th

    September 25, 2018

    The item you see pictured here is designed to look exactly like an improvised explosive device (IED). This is why after our officer spotted it on the X-ray image, six checkpoint lanes were immediately closed. Travelers were moved to a safe distance…
  • TSA discovered 82 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from August 20th through the 26th. Of the 82 firearms discovered, 67 were loaded and 27 had a round chambered.

    TSA Week in Review: August 20th - 26th

    September 4, 2018

    TSA discovered 82 firearms in carry-on bags around the nation from August 20th through the 26th. Of the 82 firearms discovered, 67 were loaded and 27 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. TSA may impose civil…

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