| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Unlikeliest Vegas trip ever.
A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy slipped through a wall of post-Sept. 11 airport security and onto a Delta Airlines flight to Las Vegas last week, officials said. He was alone and had no ticket.
The boy's successful venture...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:22 AM
TSA agents disarmed a sock monkey a passenger was carrying, saying the toy gun in the monkey's miniature holster was too realistic looking, according to KING5.com.
The sock monkey was dressed as a cowboy and named "Rooster Monkburn" after the...
| Dec 18, 2013
More than 25 million people have left their coats and shoes on their bodies, their laptops and 3-ounce liquids packed away and walked through a metal detector rather than a body scanner since the 2011 launch of the Transportation Security Administration's...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Here's the most amazing thing that happened the first time I used Global Entry for getting back into the country and speeding through security: nothing. In these days of governmental shutdowns and bipartisan squabbling, this Trusted Traveler program...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Recent revelations of the National Security Agency's sweeping domestic surveillance programs may have angered many Americans, but for most travelers, it was nothing new.
Surrendering your right to privacy is the price you pay to travel anywhere in a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Members of the U.S. military get an early Christmas present Friday: access to faster screening lines at about 100 airports across the country.
The Transportation Security Administration allows travelers to speed through its so-called PreCheck lines...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I hate waiting in long lines.
Theme parks are bad enough but in my book, there's nothing worse than long lines at airports when you're already stressed by holiday travel (a long weekend with that cousin who always teased you mercilessly) and the kids...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The new head of Homeland Security played down a recent warning that terrorists might try to sneak explosives onto commercial planes in passenger shoes, saying the threat has been around "for years."
In a press conference at Los Angeles International...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:37 PM
In the near future, airline passengers may be screened for weapons without having to stop walking or remove their coats and shoes.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is pushing for private contractors to create a screening machine with "screen and...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Now that the Transportation Security Administration's Pre-Check program is open for application to any American, its reach is growing quickly: Eight airport enrollment centers have opened nationally since November, and at least 40 more are expected by the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"To use a state driver's license as ID for TSA airport screening, starting January 15, TSA will accept only 'compliant' licenses." That's the crux of the muddle contained in a report circulating around digital space these days, and fortunately it's wrong....