Southwest Airlines Pilot's Tiff With TSA Agent Escalates Until Cops Make Everyone Chill Out

Southwest Airlines Pilot's Tiff With TSA Agent Escalates Until Cops Make Everyone Chill Out

No, you aren’t the only one who gets annoyed with the Transportation Security Administration (in fact, 81% of those who responded to our recent poll aren’t fans) — even pilots get fed up from time to time, including one of Southwest Airlines’ very own who was so peeved at a “condescending” agent at New Hampshire’s Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, cops had to be called to cool the whole situation down. [More]

Court To TSA: It's About Time You Held Those Hearings On Nude Body Scanners, Don't Ya Think?

Court To TSA: It's About Time You Held Those Hearings On Nude Body Scanners, Don't Ya Think?

Just last month we reported on a petition from Jim Cato of the Harper Institute, urging the White House to put the heat on the Transportation Security Administration for its delay in holding hearings on nude body scanners, and now it seems the courts have listened. [More]

Good To Know: Stripping In The Airport Security Line Is Totally Cool With The Constitution

Good To Know: Stripping In The Airport Security Line Is Totally Cool With The Constitution

Do you ever get so angry that you just start tearing off your clothing in public? No? Us either, but one Oregon man was upset enough by Transportation Security Administration measures he found invasive, he stripped down to his birthday suit while in line at Portland’s airport. Luckily for him, a judge thinks that’s just fine. [More]

TSA Firings Continue With Termination Of 8 Air Marshals Suspected Of Boozing While Training

TSA Firings Continue With Termination Of 8 Air Marshals Suspected Of Boozing While Training

On the heels of yesterday’s news that the Transportation Security Administration would be firing eight security screeners for allegedly sleeping while on duty in Newark, it seems the agency is doing a thorough housecleaning job with the termination of eight U.S. Air Marshals. Investigators say they were drinking alcohol on a training day. [More]

8 TSA Security Screeners Fired For Allegedly Sleeping On The Job At Newark Airport

8 TSA Security Screeners Fired For Allegedly Sleeping On The Job At Newark Airport

The Transportation Security Administration has fired eight security screeners working at Newark Liberty International Airport, accusing them of sleeping while on the job and other violations. The workers were nabbed as part of an ongoing investigation of security operations at the airport. [More]

Man Claims TSA Agent Spilled His Grandfather’s Ashes During Security Screening

Man Claims TSA Agent Spilled His Grandfather’s Ashes During Security Screening

A man trying to bring his grandfather’s ashes home says a Transportation Security Administration agent not only opened the jar containing the remains, but then proceeded to root around in them and spill some on the floor. He was even more shocked when she laughed at him as he tried to scoop up what had spilled. [More]

TSA’s Plans Mean Maybe The Security Screening Process Won’t Be So Darn Annoying

TSA’s Plans Mean Maybe The Security Screening Process Won’t Be So Darn Annoying

If you’re the kind of person who likes to imagine a Jetsons-esque future where everything is made easier at the press of a button, you’re not alone. The Transportation Security Administration says it’s been dreaming up new ways to finally make airport security screening less annoying — but not for seven to 10 more years. [More]

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]