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    Reflections on Risk-based Security in 2014

    January 15, 2015

    While 2014 was a year that saw the retirement of TSA Administrator John S. Pistole, who left government service after 31 years of public service, his vision of risk-based, intelligence-driven programs introduced under his leadership will carry on.…
  • Loaded firearm discovered in carry-on bag at ATL

    TSA Week in Review: 32 Firearms Discovered in Carry-on Bags, a Sickle, and More

    January 9, 2015

    Loaded firearm discovered in carry-on bag at ATL 32 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 32 firearms, 26 were loaded and 13 had rounds chambered. Artfully Concealed Prohibited Items - It’s important to examine your bags prior to traveling to…
  • Loaded firearm discovered in carry-on bag at TUS.

    TSA Week in Review: 43 Loaded Firearms, Comb Knife, and More Discovered in Carry-on Bags This Week

    January 2, 2015

    Loaded firearm discovered in carry-on bag at TUS. 50 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 50 firearms, 43 were loaded and 17 had rounds chambered. Artfully Concealed Prohibited Items - It’s important to examine your bags prior to traveling to…
  • 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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