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'Emotional Support' Snake
Jan 7, 2023 1:20 PM CST
'Emotional Support' Snake Doesn't Fly
Airline doesn't allow woman to carry on a 4-foot boa constrictor
- The TSA reports it headed off a real-life sequel when it found a snake on its way to a plane. Agents at Tampa International Airport found a 4-foot boa constrictor in a carry-on bag last month when it showed up on a checkpoint X-ray, the agency said. The passenger told...
TSA Stops Record Number
of Guns at Airport Checkpoints
Dec 19, 2022 11:39 AM CST
TSA Stops Record Number of Guns at Airport Checkpoints
More than 6.3K firearms have been seized already, and the year's not even done
- Firearms aren't permitted in plane cabins during flights, even if passengers have a concealed-weapons permit. That didn't stop a whole lot of people from packing guns in their carry-ons this year—either forgetting they were there, not realizing they weren't allowed to pack them (or not realizing...
Checked Suitcase Held
an Unusual Stowaway
Nov 23, 2022 3:00 AM CST
Checked Suitcase Held an Unusual Stowaway
Yes, that's a cat in a bag
- The TSA let "the cat out of the bag on a hiss-toric find" on Tuesday, when it tweeted a trio of images showing an unusual find at JFK International Airport in New York City: a cat in a bag. NBC News reports the orange tabby ended up in a...
TSA Takes Man's Laptop
Apart, Finds Knife
Nov 17, 2022 11:21 AM CST
TSA Takes Man's Laptop Apart, Finds Knife
Virginia passenger faces a 'stiff federal financial civil penalty'
- If you find that Transportation Security Administration agents are paying closer attention to your laptop the next time you fly, a man in Virginia could be to blame. The TSA says its officers found a knife "artfully concealed" inside a man's laptop at Richmond International Airport last Friday,...
TSA Calls 'Personal Fowl'
on Unusual Security Find
Nov 9, 2022 8:33 AM CST
TSA Calls 'Personal Fowl' on Unusual Security Find
Firearm discovered shoved inside a raw chicken at Florida's Fort Lauderdale airport
- Security officers at a South Florida airport have reported finding a handgun hidden inside a raw chicken packed in a traveler's luggage. The Transportation Security Administration posted photos of the gun and poultry Monday on its official Instagram account , per the AP . The weapon was recovered at the Fort...
A Busy Travel Weekend
Kicks Into Gear
Jul 1, 2022 2:41 PM CDT
A Busy Travel Weekend Kicks Into Gear
TSA says business is booming again at US airports for the July 4 holiday
- The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start, with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights than they did earlier this week. The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2.4 million travelers...
Cawthorn Caught With
Loaded Gun in Carry-on Bag
Apr 26, 2022 5:43 PM CDT
Cawthorn Caught With Loaded Gun in Carry-on Bag
He was cited by officers at Charlotte airport
- The youngest member of the House is in the news once again, this time for having a loaded gun at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at a North Carolina airport. Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn was cited Tuesday morning for having the weapon in his carry-on bag at Charlotte Douglas International...
The Weirdest Things
the TSA Seized in 2021
Jan 12, 2022 1:25 PM CST
The Weirdest Things the TSA Seized in 2021
Agency's list includes chainsaw, meth burrito
- Chainsaws and machetes might be useful in the event of a zombie apocalypse, but the TSA would like to remind people that they are absolutely not allowed in carry-on luggage. The agency released its list of the most unusual items seized in 2021 in a tweet Monday, and it also...
TSA Agent Saves Baby
With Leap Over Conveyor Belt
Dec 24, 2021 9:42 AM CST
TSA Agent Saves Baby With Leap Over Conveyor Belt
New hire Cecelia Morales stops infant from choking
- A security officer leapt over conveyor belt rollers and saved a 2-month-old boy who stopped breathing at a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, newly released video shows. The footage, released Thursday by the US Transportation Security Administration, shows TSA officer Cecilia Morales springing into action...
Biden to Maskless Travelers:
'Be Prepared to Pay'
Sep 10, 2021 8:23 AM CDT
Biden to Maskless Travelers: 'Be Prepared to Pay'
TSA to double fines for those who refuse to don face coverings, with minimum penalty of $500
- The White House unveiled an aggressive new push this week designed to combat COVID, and one measure in particular from the TSA is geared toward travelers. "If you break the rules, be prepared to pay," President Biden said at a presser Thursday on the changes, including a new...
Good News! You'll Be
Wearing Masks on
Planes Into 2022
Aug 18, 2021 1:18 AM CDT
Good News! You'll Be Wearing Masks on Planes Into 2022
TSA extends order that was scheduled to expire Sept. 13
- Federal officials are extending into January a requirement that people on airline flights and public transportation wear face masks, a rule intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Transportation Security Administration's current order was scheduled to expire Sept. 13. An agency spokesman said Tuesday that the mandate will...
Reaction to TSA
in case you missed it
Jul 31, 2021 4:55 PM CDT
Travelers Have 'Not Surprising' Reaction to TSA Mask Fines
Out of 2.4K incidents of alleged noncompliance, only 2 have agreed to pay the $250 penalty
- Earlier this year, the TSA warned that people who refuse to wear face masks while using public transit, in accordance with a federal mandate, could face hefty fines. It doesn't seem like that heads-up served as much of a deterrent, at least not for a couple of thousand travelers...
Don't Want to Wear a Mask?
Here's What it Could Cost You
Feb 6, 2021 11:31 AM CST
Don't Want to Wear a Mask? Here's What it Could Cost You
The TSA has recommended a range of fines
- People who refuse to wear a mask on public transit may get hit with fines ranging from $250 to $1,500—or higher, should the factors warrant it, the Hill reports. The TSA recommended the penalties Friday, saying in a statement : “Based on substantial aggravating or mitigating factors, TSA...
TSA Agent Jailed
for Making Woman
Jan 25, 2021 6:49 AM CST
TSA Agent Jailed for Making Woman Show Breasts
TSA agent Johnathon Lomeli sentenced to 60 days in jail for LAX stunt in June 2019
- A former Transportation Security Administration agent who was accused of tricking a traveler into showing her breasts as she went through security at Los Angeles International Airport pleaded no contest Friday to false imprisonment, authorities said. Johnathon Lomeli entered the plea to a felony count and was sentenced to 60...
Millions Fly in US
Despite COVID Warnings
Dec 21, 2020 3:10 PM CST
Millions Fly in US Despite COVID Warnings
3.2M passed TSA checkpoints over the weekend
- In the days around Thanksgiving, millions of Americans flew despite warnings that a surge in COVID cases could follow. Now, with cases surging around the country, millions are again disregarding the warnings, the
New York Times
reports. The TSA says 1,066,747 traveled through its checkpoints on Friday, followed...
Sunday Was a Good Day,
Not a Great Day, for the TSA
Oct 19, 2020 2:07 PM CDT
Sunday Was a Good Day, Not a Great Day, for the TSA
Screenings hit milestone, but they're still way down
- The number of passengers screened in a single day for flights in the US topped one million for the first time since COVID-19 infections began to spike last March. The notable milestone, reached Sunday, signifies both the progress made since the darkest days of pandemic for the devastated US airline...
Positive COVID Test
Causes Delays at
World's Busiest Airport
Jul 2, 2020 8:10 AM CDT
Positive COVID Test Causes Delays at World's Busiest Airport
Atlanta checkpoint was closed for deep cleaning
- Despite sharply reduced passenger numbers during the pandemic, there were long lines at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Wednesday after a TSA screener tested positive for COVID-19. The main security checkpoint at the airport was shut down for a biohazard cleaning and travelers were directed to a smaller checkpoint, Fox reports....
TSA to Employees:
Stop Using TikTok
Feb 24, 2020 1:56 AM CST
TSA to Employees: Stop Using TikTok
Agency halts use of app for social media posts
- The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it has stopped allowing employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential national security issues. Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter Saturday to TSA Administrator David...
Feb 7, 2020 2:15 PM CST
Traveler: TSA Agent Conducted Very Peculiar 'Screening'
Johnathon Lomeli, accused of tricking woman into baring her breasts, is fired
- If a Transportation Security Administration agent asks you to lift up your shirt in an airport elevator, he's probably not following screening protocol. One woman found that out the hard way, and now an ex-TSA agent is facing legal repercussions. Per a criminal complaint cited by the AP , 22-year-old...
TSA Confiscated a Record
Number of Guns Last Year
Jan 21, 2020 6:58 PM CST
TSA Confiscated a Record Number of Guns Last Year
But what does it really mean?
- TSA found 4,432 firearms in passengers' carry-on baggage last year—its highest number ever. As Fox News points out, that's a dozen firearms per day, and 87% of those firearms were loaded. Thirty-four percent of them actually had rounds in the chamber. The total number confiscated is a...
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