TSA Finds Large Knife Ruining A Batch Of Perfectly Good Enchiladas At California Airport

TSA Finds Large Knife Ruining A Batch Of Perfectly Good Enchiladas At California Airport

Just like my second cousin twice removed Hildy used to say — a sure way to ruin a tasty batch of enchiladas is by hiding a huge knife in it and then trying to get through airport security. At least, she would’ve said that if she existed and knew someone tried to do just that at a Sonoma airport recently. [More]

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No, You Cannot Fly Around With WWI Artillery Shells In Your Checked Baggage

Much like the time Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips was told he couldn’t bring grenades, inactive or not, in his luggage while flying, some teens on the way home from visiting European battlefields had to part with their souvenir World War I artillery shells. Bummer. [More]

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TSA Wants Armed Police Stationed At Airport Checkpoints As Part Of New Security Measures

After a gunman opened fire at one of Los Angeles International Airport’s security checkpoints last November, the Transportation Security Administration has been weighing its security measures to find where the system can be improved. A new report from the agency recommends beefing up police presence with armed officers at airport checkpoints, as well as increased training across the board. [More]

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Man Arrested At Airport Security: Wait, You Can’t Bring Guns In Your Carry-On?

There are some things you can see often without really seeing it, ya know? Like the plethora of signs at any airport anywhere telling you not to bring weapons like guns, knives or throwing stars on the plane. Maybe one guy just saw those too often — or not enough — as he reportedly didn’t know you can’t bring a handgun through airport security in your carry-on. [More]

TSA Temporarily Bans All Liquids, Gels In Carry-On Bags On Flights To And From Russia

TSA Temporarily Bans All Liquids, Gels In Carry-On Bags On Flights To And From Russia

Those little plastic bags can’t save you now, folks. At least not if you’re going to Russia from the U.S. or flying here from Russia: After warning earlier this week that toothpaste tubes would get an extra long look, the Transportation Security Administration has placed a temporary ban on all liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on bags on any flights involving Russia. [More]

Sock Monkey Who Apparently Hadn’t Read TSA Regulations Will Not Get To Keep His Toy Gun

Sock Monkey Who Apparently Hadn’t Read TSA Regulations Will Not Get To Keep His Toy Gun

America, we can all sleep more soundly in our beds now that a Transportation Safety Administration agent has successfully disarmed a passenger with a weapon in his bag. His name is Rooster Monkburn and he’s a toy sock monkey that no longer has a tiny toy pistol. [More]

House Tells TSA To Fork Over $531,395.22 In Passengers’ Unclaimed Change

House Tells TSA To Fork Over $531,395.22 In Passengers’ Unclaimed Change

Unlike when you flip over the couch cushions and dig into the seats of your car looking for change, it’s not a finders keepers situation with the leftover nickels and dimes the Transportation Security Administration found in 2012. Those loose coins left behind by passengers totaled $531,395.22 in fiscal year 2012 and the House just voted on what to do with it. [More]

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This Guy Made A Homemade Shotgun — All With Stuff He Bought At Airport Stores After Security

Of course, the Transportation Security Administration is not going to let anyone through security with a homemade weapon that could hurt someone. Heck, you can’t even bring a big snow globe or your Mamaw’s cranberry sauce. But that doesn’t mean you can’t whip up a homemade shotgun using only products purchased after security. Say what? [More]

Can I Bring That Homemade Pumpkin Pie On Board? Know How To Pack Before You Fly

Can I Bring That Homemade Pumpkin Pie On Board? Know How To Pack Before You Fly

While you’re probably eyeing the weather reports of storms, snow and sleet with trepidation, there are other things to consider before you head to the airport during the holiday season. For example: Your aunt makes the best darn pumpkin pies this side of the Mississippi and she wants to send one back with you because she’s the best aunt ever. Should you pack it in your checked luggage or can you bring it as a carry-on? [More]

New Airport “Exit Portals” Don’t Rain Down Money On Travelers Or Anything Fun

New Airport “Exit Portals” Don’t Rain Down Money On Travelers Or Anything Fun

If you’re going to make me step into a clear tube that shuts behind me I darn well better be going to Narnia or get showered with hundred dollar bills. But hopping into a one-person contraption on the way out of the airport doesn’t look like much fun at all, especially in light of the already overly annoying security process. [More]

The scene at LAX today.

Suspected Gunman In Custody After Shots Reported At Los Angeles Airport

Police have a suspected gunman in custody at Los Angeles International Airport after a shooting there this morning that reportedly wounded multiple people and has disrupted flights across the nation. Some flights are still being allowed to depart, but it seems no LAX-bound planes will be landing there for now. [More]

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Air Marshal Admits To Taking Photos Up Women’s Dresses During Boarding Process

It’s bad enough when your run-of-the-mill bad consumer takes advantage of public situations and films what shouldn’t be filmed, but it feels even ickier when someone whose job it is to protect people does it. An air marshal arrested yesterday admits that he took cell phone pics up women’s dresses and/or skirts while they boarded a Southwest Airlines flight in Nashville. [More]

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Lack Of Boarding Pass & TSA Checkpoints Don’t Prevent Kid From Sneaking Onto Las Vegas Flight

While Kevin McCallister in Home Alone 2 will always provide inspiration to kids everywhere, the truth is, youngsters who can pull of similar adventures must be even wilier than he was. Sure, Kevin flew to New York City by himself, but security wasn’t as tight back then. Not like the 9-year-old who managed to evade Transportation Security Administration checkpoints and gate agents to get on a flight to Las Vegas all by himself. [More]

Pretty in pink and totally not acceptable on planes.

The TSA Frowns Upon Customers Bringing Stun Guns On Planes, Even If They’re Pink

There’s a handy tool on the Transportation Safety Administration’s web site, where you can fill in the following blank with whatever you’d like to take with you on a plane: “When I fly, can I bring my _____?” The TSA will tell you whether or not it’s fine to have your best friend Mark with you or even a pair of short scissors. But a stun gun? Nope, not even if it’s pink. [More]

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The TSA’s Instagram Of Confiscated Items Exhibits Quite An Enthusiasm For Hashtags

If you have had it up to here — and I mean, all the way up here — with baby and food and baby food photos on Instagram, we’re here to let you know there are other options. The Transportation Security Administration’s new Instagram of confiscated items will likely not have any of the aforementioned pictures, unless your baby is actually a grenade. [More]

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Flannel-Wearing Teen Claims TSA Told Her “You’re Only 15, Cover Yourself”

While I’m not totally down with what the kids are wearing these days, I do remember quite well being asked if I honestly thought I was “going out of the house dressed like that.” And from the photo one dad has posted of what his daughter was wearing when she says a Transportation Security Administration agent humiliated her and told her “You’re only 15, cover yourself,” a flannel shirt and stretch pants would likely never have elicited that parental reaction. [More]

TSA Agents Don’t Care If You’re Chewbacca Himself — That Lightsaber Is Suspicious

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For any fan of Star Wars, it would be hard, nay — impossible — to contain the squeals of glee one’s mouth would emit upon meeting any of the franchise’s most important cast members (Jar Jar Binks, we are definitely not talking to you). But it seems the Transportation Security Administration either don’t know the man who filled Chewbacca’s furry shoes or aren’t willing to give Peter Mayhew special treatment. He was stopped  while boarding a flight on account of his cane, which, of course, is shaped like a lightsaber. [More]

No more of these backscatter images.

TSA Replaces Backscatter Airport Scanners With Technology That Won’t Show Your Private Bits

We’ve come a long way, baby, and it seems the days of worrying over whether or not Transportation Security Administration agents were snickering at your nude image on an airport scanner are over. The backscatter scanners are gone — so now we can get back to worrying about what kind of funk we’re picking up in our socked feet during the security line walk instead. [More]