• TSA's Top 10 Most Unusual Finds: 2017

    Video: TSA's Top 10 Most Unusual Finds: 2017

    January 3, 2018

    Our officers often discover unusual items in carry-on and checked bags. We’d like to share just a few of the more offbeat items with you in our Top Ten Most Unusual Finds of 2017!10) Face Tenderizer (Carry-on Bag) - Buffalo Niagara International…
  • E-cigarette image

    @AskTSA Travel Tips In Over 140 Characters: E-cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Systems

    May 6, 2016

    We see a lot of questions at @AskTSA about e-cigarettes, vape-pens and other nicotine delivery systems, such as the tweet below: These devices are permitted on planes, but the FAA recently notified airlines that the lithium batteries used in…
  • Lock

    TSA Travel Tips Tuesday: TSA Recognized Locks

    February 18, 2014

    While it’s understandable that travelers want to lock their baggage to protect their personal belongings, it’s also important to understand that TSA officers must be able to inspect baggage and contents when the need arises. That’s where TSA…
  • These are samples of several aerosol items that did not make it past the checkpoint in carry-on baggage and were surrendered to TSA at the checkpoint.

    TSA Travel Tips Tuesday - Aerosols

    August 20, 2013

    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…
  • Deodorant

    TSA Travel Tips Tuesday: Flying with Deodorant Isn’t a Sticky Situation

    July 9, 2013

    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…
  • Batteries

    Travel Tips Tuesday: Safely Packing Batteries for Your Trip

    June 11, 2013

    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…
  • Shaving razor, brush, and mug.

    Safety Razors and Disposable Razors

    August 17, 2010

    I've seen a lot of confusion out there on what types of razors are OK to take with you in your carry-on baggage. This post is just a quick and basic attempt to clear up any confusion. Let me just start by saying that electric razors are OK, but…

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