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Transportation Security Administration

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  • Speak out now on the TSA's full-body scanners

    Speak out now on the TSA's full-body scanners
    It's been almost five years since the Transportation Security Administration quietly began installing its so-called Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) -- better known as full-body scanners -- at airports nationwide. And now the government wants to know...
  • Two letters cost $300 -- are you serious?

    Two letters cost $300 -- are you serious?
    Agnes Lednum's husband's ticket is missing two little letters -- "Jr" -- and in order to fix it her online travel agency wants $300. Is that her only option? Q: I recently booked two tickets through an online travel agency for my husband and me to fly to...
  • About your TSA fingerprints

    About your TSA fingerprints
    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...
  • Privacy? There's no such thing on the road

    Privacy? There's no such thing on the road
    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...
  • Seniors on the Go: Start 2013 with a muddle and a gotcha

    Seniors on the Go: Start 2013 with a muddle and a gotcha
    "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....
  • Go figure: WWII veteran continually searched by the TSA

    Go figure: WWII veteran continually searched by the TSA
    OK, I give up. My father wins. He's 87, my dad-dude, a tall and still-handsome white-haired guy who wears two hearing aids. Let's just note from the start that he's close to deaf, and his hearing aids are no help in a place like an airport, where the...
  • Don't like to wait at the airport? There's an app for that

    Like many air travelers, Caitlin Ariens used to play it safe when she flew. She'd arrive at the airport two hours before departure to give herself enough time to check in and go through Transportation Security Administration screening. At this time of...
  • Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century

     Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century
    Don't think that Gina Marie Lindsey is up in an ivory control tower. This week, the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports will be joining an estimated 2.6 million passengers in the Christmas/New Year's scrum at LAX, on her own holiday travels....
  • Kevin Hunt: She Wants TSA To Pay For Missing Luggage Lock, Damage

    Kevin Hunt: She Wants TSA To Pay For Missing Luggage Lock, Damage
    Lou Ann Naples of Old Saybrook, a frequent traveler, says she never checks her baggage at an airport without securing it with a Tumi lock recognized by the Transportation Security Administration. When she picked up her luggage at Southwest Florida...
  • Governor, Californians split on gun legislation

    SACRAMENTO — Lots of gun rumblings. The blood keeps spilling. And the carnage spreads. Start with the LAX shootings. The gun used by the government-hater to kill a checkpoint screener and wound three others? It was the type of firearm that would...
  • Should we arm TSA agents?

    Should we arm TSA agents?
    It may sound crazy that the Transportation Security Agents assigned to keep guns out of airports have no protection against anyone who brings a gun to a security checkpoint planning to use it. So when a man showed up Friday at Los Angeles International...