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Transportation Security Administration

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  • TSA removes barbecue from passenger's checked bag

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Bob Porter wasn't about to leave Kansas City without tasting its world famous barbecue. Porter, a government affairs consultant from Washington, D.C., flew in over the weekend to attend the Chiefs-Redskins game with a group of friends....
  • When are airport fast lanes worth the money?

    When are airport fast lanes worth the money?
    Convenience vs. cash. We pay for all sorts of services to avoid hassle and stress. Should paying for TSA Precheck to speed through airport security screening be one of them? Maybe. But there are things to know before you decide. For example, you might...
  • Fewer air travelers have long waits at U.S. security checkpoints

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of travelers in the United States who waited 20 minutes or more at an airport security checkpoint this summer dropped by 64 percent since last year, federal government figures show. The Transportation Security...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Gun found in man's carry-on luggage at Midway Airport

    Gun found in man's carry-on luggage at Midway Airport
    A firearm was discovered Thursday night in the carry-on luggage of a 62-year-old man at Midway International Airport, officials said. According to the Transportation Security Administration, the gun was found in the luggage of a man traveling from...
  • ATM tech wearing burqa disguise arrested leaving bank with suitcase of cash

    ATM tech wearing burqa disguise arrested leaving bank with suitcase of cash
    The late-night scene outside the bank in west suburban LaGrange unfolded like a bad Hollywood script, complete with a burqa-wearing bank robber, a suitcase full of cash, a getaway driver and an alleged plot to escape to a tropical island with the spoils,...
  • Two loaded guns detected at BWI checkpoints this week

    Two loaded guns detected at BWI checkpoints this week
    A Prince George's County man and North Carolina woman were arrested in separate incidents this week after attempting to bring loaded handguns past security checkpoints at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, according to Lisa Farbstein, spokeswoman for the ...
  • 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...