Woman Accused Of Groping TSA Agent Claims Turnabout Is Fair Play

Woman Accused Of Groping TSA Agent Claims Turnabout Is Fair Play

A woman accused of groping a female Transportation Security Administration agent is claiming that she was just showing the agent the kind of aggressive treatment she herself was subject to during a security screening. And she should know, she says –Â she’s a former TSA agent herself. [More]

Study: Airport Security Full-Body Scanners Won’t Zap You With Dangerous Radiation

Study: Airport Security Full-Body Scanners Won’t Zap You With Dangerous Radiation

If you’re imagining your organs being zapped through with invisible rays of unhealthy radiation while standing in an airport security full-body scanner, well, stop that. A new independent study into the devices used by the Transportation Security Administration found that they do not expose passengers to dangerous levels of radiation. [More]

House Panel Tells The TSA No One But Jay-Z Should Be Patting Down Beyonce

House Panel Tells The TSA No One But Jay-Z Should Be Patting Down Beyonce

Listen up, Transportation Security Administration — the House knows you desperately want to be cool and improve your image, and frisking internationally known superstars and other recognizable famous people isn’t helping. Which means when it comes to patting down Beyonce, don’t. [More]

Teenager Says TSA Screeners Are Responsible For Breaking $10K Insulin Pump

Teenager Says TSA Screeners Are Responsible For Breaking $10K Insulin Pump

Sure, there are a lot of things the Transportation Security Administration does right. Catching gun parts in stuffed animals? Great job! But one diabetic Colorado teen is upset with the agency, blaming TSA screeners for breaking the $10,000 insulin pump she needs to survive. [More]

Man Tells TSA He Has No Idea How Gun Parts Got In His Son's Stuffed Animals

Man Tells TSA He Has No Idea How Gun Parts Got In His Son's Stuffed Animals

It’s unfortunate when gun parts show up when you least expect them. Say, in your son’s stuffed toy while going through security at an airport. A man traveling with his four-year-old told officials at T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island that he didn’t know how handgun parts ended up in his kid’s three stuffed animals. [More]

Congressman Claims TSA's Pat-Down Was Aggressive & Strayed Into Uncomfortable Territory

Congressman Claims TSA's Pat-Down Was Aggressive & Strayed Into Uncomfortable Territory

Senator Rand Paul isn’t the only politician who’s upset with the Transportation Security Administration. Congressman Quico Conseco claims the TSA was overly aggressive while patting him down, and that he didn’t appreciate where he says the agent’s hands went while searching him in San Antonio. [More]

The TSA Brags About Scooting 1 Million Passengers Through PreCheck Screening

The TSA Brags About Scooting 1 Million Passengers Through PreCheck Screening

The Transportation Security Administration trumpeted last week that it had screened a whole one million passengers through its brand new accelerated screening program, PreCheck. But although that seems like a high number, it’s really just the very tip of a large, slow-moving iceberg. [More]

TSA Testing Screening Machines So You Don't Have To Deal With Agents

TSA Testing Screening Machines So You Don't Have To Deal With Agents

Who needs a person with a pen and a black light to say a boarding pass and identification passes muster? The Transportation Security Administration is testing a system that would screen those materials with a machine, instead of a visual check from an agent. [More]

Boston TSA Agent Nabbed During Child Pornography Crackdown

Boston TSA Agent Nabbed During Child Pornography Crackdown

The Transportation Security Administration keeps getting hit with scandal after scandal — from thieving agents to employees with ridiculous demands, or those who leave creepy notes in passengers’ bags. And now, in an even ickier development, a TSA agent who worked at Boston’s Logan International Airport has been nabbed as part of a sweeping child pornography crackdown. [More]

TSA Takes Its Sweet Time Considering My Claim, Rejects It When Don't Reply Immediately

TSA Takes Its Sweet Time Considering My Claim, Rejects It When Don't Reply Immediately

Consumerist reader P.L. has a bone to pick with the Transportation Security Administration. Seems they’re of the belief that they can take six months to decide whether or not it’s their fault his video camera went missing from his luggage, but when P.L. takes a few weeks to answer their questions — well, that’s just not acceptable. [More]

Putting A Knife In A Jar Of Mayo Probably Won't Fool The TSA

Putting A Knife In A Jar Of Mayo Probably Won't Fool The TSA

We’ve done our fair share of criticizing the Transportation Security Administration for confiscating silly things like cupcakes, subjecting fliers to ridiculous ordeals and workers who steal from passengers, but when it comes to trying to sneak weapons past security at John F. Kennedy Airport in a jar full of another banned item? Yeah, they’ll probably get ya. [More]

Sorry, Sir, But You Can't Take Fireworks On A Cross-Country Flight

Sorry, Sir, But You Can't Take Fireworks On A Cross-Country Flight

You know all those signs at the airport that say you can’t bring too many ounces of liquid or like, hazardous materials onboard? Fireworks and a water bottle filled with flash powder found in the backpack of a man flying out of Philadelphia would definitely count as the kind of explosive thing you aren’t supposed to have in your carry-on. [More]

Story About TSA Taking Soldier's Nail Clippers Still Isn't True, Years Later

Story About TSA Taking Soldier's Nail Clippers Still Isn't True, Years Later

Once again making the rounds on Facebook and in the blogosphere is the story of Indiana National Guard troops traveling home from Afghanistan. In the tale, one soldier was forced by the Transportation Security Administration to yield a pair of nail clippers. Seemed odd, as those soldiers were allowed to carry unloaded guns onto the flight. “What in the what?!?” you might be yelling. [More]

TSA Agents Leave Post, Figure Metal Detector Can Monitor Itself

Some things are just fine if you leave them unattended for less than a minute. Like, an apple, or a cat, or even a hammer. But a metal detector at an airport security checkpoint? Nope, you shouldn’t leave that alone when people are walking through it. Tell that to the TSA agents at the Sacramento International Airport. [More]

Peanut Butter Disguise Can't Sneak Pot Past TSA

Many things go great with peanut butter, but marijuana isn’t one of them, at least when you’re going through airport security. A passenger allegedly tried to sneak marijuana aboard a flight from Oakland by packing it inside a peanut butter jar, but Transportation Security Administration workers spotted the ruse with an X-ray machine. The man was cited for drug possession and missed his flight. He said the pot was for medical use and he hid it because he didn’t have a medical marijuana card. [More]

Sorry You Need To Get Screened Before Your Flight, But The TSA Has No Females Working Right Now

A woman was trying to fly home to Colorado when she says she wasn’t allowed to board her flight because of her gender. Well, not just that she was a woman, but because there were no female Transportation Security Administration agents on duty when she was going through security. [More]

Keep Your Shoes On, Please: TSA Rolling Out Speedy Security Pre-Screening Program

Maybe you’ll be taking your shoes off, but instead of placing them in a bin on a conveyor belt, you’ll be sitting around at home on the computer before heading to the airport. A test program the Transportation Security Administration has been working on called the PreCheck, which will allow passengers to speed through security is now expanding to 28 more airports. [More]

TSA Employee Accused Of Lifting 8 iPads That Were Definitely Not His

A Transportation Security Administration worker at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport stands accused of theft, after cops say he was found with eight iPads he’d boosted from checked luggage. Looting bags has become too popular of a pastime these days, but luckily one owner used his device’s tracking system to locate the pilfered pad. [More]