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Transportation Security Administration

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  • TSA pays millions in baggage claims, including in Chicago

     TSA pays millions in baggage claims, including in Chicago
    Travelers might be skeptical as they watch their bag move out of sight on a carousel behind the check-in counter at the airport. Hopefully, luggage arrives at their destination, but it doesn't always. The Transportation Security Administration has...
  • Seniors on the Go: Mastering the hostile airport

    "Hostile environment!" Early on in our travels together, my wife identified the typical big airport as a hostile environment. That was some 45 years ago, and the situation hasn't gotten much better. I rediscovered that last week at the Baltimore airport...
  • TSA may soon answer your questions via social media

    TSA may soon answer your questions via social media
    The TSA may be ready to talk to you now. The Transportation Security Administration, following the lead of several major airlines, is considering a plan to respond directly to questions and comments from travelers, via Twitter. The agency that was...
  • TSA finds guns, ammo in suitcase at Orlando International Airport

    TSA finds guns, ammo in suitcase at Orlando International Airport
    Authorities recently stopped a 23-year-old man from smuggling two guns onto a flight from Orlando International Airport to Puerto Rico. TSA agents found the guns May 30 after a heavy checked suitcase set off an alarm when going through an X-ray machine,...
  • Fun things to sneak past the TSA this summer

    Fun things to sneak past the TSA this summer
    According to a recent report, investigators were able to smuggle weapons past TSA airport checkpoints in 95 percent of tests. This is almost as assuring as the fact that the agency failed to flag 73 airport workers with "links to terrorism." Given these...
  • Bob Hope Airport gets high marks on Twitter

    Bob Hope Airport gets high marks on Twitter
    Negative comments about the Transportation Security Administration are common among Twitter users at airports across the country, an analysis of geotagged posts from the first four months this year found. However, one airfield stands out for bucking the...
  • Security screeners find loaded gun in carry-on bag at Midway

    Security screeners at Chicago's Midway International Airport have discovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun in a passenger's carry-on bag. The Transportation Security Administration says officers found the loaded .Glock 22 in a 36-year-old man's bag when...
  • Twitter posts about TSA mostly negative, study finds

    Twitter posts about TSA mostly negative, study finds
    If you read any online Twitter posts that mention the Transportation Security Administration, most of the comments are going to be negative for nearly every airport in the country. Except for one: Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. Travelmath, an online...
  • New transport security chief helped wrestle BP's oil spill

    WASHINGTON A man once charged with helping provide relief after the nation's worst marine oil spill is about to tackle a new daunting task: leading the sprawling and often criticized Transportation Security Administration. U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral...
  • Senate overwhelmingly confirms new TSA administrator

    The Senate voted on Monday to confirm a new leader for the Transportation Security Administration in the wake of reports of startling security gaps at U.S. airports. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger was confirmed as the agency's new administrator by...
  • Gun, ammunition confiscated at Norfolk airport

    A Virginia Beach woman faces a state weapons charge after police confiscated an unloaded handgun at Norfolk International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration says its officers detected the hot pink semi-automatic handgun in the woman's...