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Transportation Security Administration

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  • Avoiding those airport lines -- at least some of the time

    Avoiding those airport lines -- at least some of the time
    Airport Security. The TSA has opened up enrollment in its "Precheck" DHS Trusted Traveler program to anyone who wants to join -- and pay the $85 fee for five years participation. As a Trusted Traveler, you are eligible to use the presumably-shorter...
  • 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...
  • The truth about the TSA's pointless knife fight

    The truth about the TSA's pointless knife fight
    The Transportation Security Administration's surprise announcement that it will allow small knives and previously banned sporting equipment on planes next month was met with concern and confusion from airline passengers and drew strong criticism from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?

    Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?
    Although it may be weeks before the full effects of the government sequester are felt, many travelers say that they're prepared for whatever's coming down the road. A mandatory 3 percent cut in the federal budget, which would translate into a 9 percent...
  • Man with razor blades in shoe stopped at BWI

    Man with razor blades in shoe stopped at BWI
    In a strange incident at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Tuesday, two razor blades were found "manufactured into the sole" of a man's shoe, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The metal blades were spotted by security in the man's...
  • TSA finds 20% more firearms at airports in 2013

    TSA finds 20% more firearms at airports in 2013
    Have gun -- won’t travel. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration officers uncovered 1,828 firearms at airports nationwide, a 20% increase from 2012, according to a study by Northwestern University’s Medill School of...
  • TSA's new Pre-Check programs raise major privacy concerns

    TSA's new Pre-Check programs raise major privacy concerns
    When the Transportation Security Administration's Pre-Check formally launches sometime this fall, its trusted-traveler program will already have the enthusiastic endorsement of frequent travelers — and an equally enthusiastic denouncement from...
  • Ex-TSA agent charged with making threats at LAX on 9/11 anniversary

    Ex-TSA agent charged with making threats at LAX on 9/11 anniversary
    Federal prosecutors Wednesday charged an ex-TSA worker and former National Guardsman with being responsible for hoaxes and making false threats against Los Angeles International Airport. Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, was arrested Tuesday night at a Riverside...
  • Minneapolis boy, 9, sneaks onto flight, makes it to Las Vegas

    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...