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Transportation Security Administration

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  • Daytona police chief stopped with gun in bag at OIA blames 'stupid oversight'

    Daytona police chief stopped with gun in bag at OIA blames 'stupid oversight'
    Daytona Beach police Chief Mike Chitwood was stopped by security at Orlando International Airport last week after a gun was found in his carry-on luggage, officials confirmed Wednesday. Chitwood was stopped at a Transportation Security Administration...
  • Airlines draw union flak over fuel tax breaks

    Airlines draw union flak over fuel tax breaks
    The airline industry is getting $1 billion in tax breaks per year from states on the jet fuel it buys, according to a new study funded by a national labor union. In Illinois, two separate tax breaks on fuel amount to $85 million a year, said a study...
  • Our say: Bizarre behavior makes work for TSA

    Newspapers get a healthy percentage of their column inches from things that keep happening even though they seem to defy rational explanation. Things like people attempting to carry guns — often loaded — through airport security checkpoints....
  • Passenger feud over reclining seat leads to unscheduled landing

    Passenger feud over reclining seat leads to unscheduled landing
    Two United Airlines passengers feuding about reclining a seat forced the airline to make an unscheduled landing at O’Hare International Airport on Sunday, officials said. The skirmish aboard United Flight 1462, which was headed from Newark to...
  • Celia Rivenbark: TSA patdown was a clothes call

    Our long-planned, much anticipated trip "across the pond" last month got off to a shaky start. At the airport in my hometown, I set off the metal detector approximately eight times. After I'd taken everything except my dental fillings out to eliminate the...
  • Dispute over gadget that blocks seat reclining diverts flight to Chicago

    (Reuters) - A midair argument between two airline passengers over the use of a device that stops the seat in front from reclining caused a Newark-Denver flight to be diverted to Chicago over the weekend, airline and police officials said on Tuesday....
  • Tuesday: Has airport security improved?

    Tuesday: Has airport security improved?
        People are getting through security checkpoints at South Florida airports quicker. But are they getting through safer? It now takes an average of 10 minutes to get through the security checkpoints. In 2007, it sometimes took an hour or more....
  • Southwest flight stowaway to LAX: 'It was stupid'

    Southwest flight stowaway to LAX: 'It was stupid'
    A woman who snuck past two airport security checkpoints in San Jose and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Los Angeles, where she was arrested, told reporters Wednesday that she wouldn’t do it again. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was charged with a...
  • Man found at Detroit airport with knife in shoe: TSA

    Man found at Detroit airport with knife in shoe: TSA
    A passenger at Detroit's airport was found with a concealed knife in his shoe and was arrested, the Transportation Security Administration said. TSA officers found the knife in the bottom lining of the man's shoe during checkpoint screening at Detroit...
  • What's in your luggage? Martial arts daggers, pepper spray gun. . .

    What's in your luggage? Martial arts daggers, pepper spray gun. . .
    Chicago travelers are bringing more than neck pillows and tiny shampoo bottles to airports this summer. A series of recent Instagram photos show a dagger, pepper spray gun and martial arts weapons recovered by Transportation Security Administration...
  • Virginia Beach man cited with gun charges at Norfolk airport

    Virginia Beach man cited with gun charges at Norfolk airport
    A Virginia Beach man was cited by airport police on a weapons charge Wednesday after officers stopped him from bringing a loaded gun past the security checkpoint at the Norfolk International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said....
  • Serial stowaway caught twice at LAX sentenced to jail

    A woman who stowed away on a flight to Los Angeles International Airport, was arrested when the plane landed, and was then banned from the location only to be caught there a day later was sentenced Wednesday to nearly six months in jail. Marilyn...