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Airport Screening

Best Airport Day Ever!!!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.27.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Today has been the most amazing day I've ever spent at an airport ever in my life! And I've only been here for 40 minutes. Let's start at the beg...

Matt Sledge

Sikh Group Alleges U.S. Undercounts Airport Discrimination Complaints | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

As hectic Thanksgiving week air travel builds, a Sikh group is alleging that the Department of Homeland Security is ignoring reports about airport scr...

Pay Your Way Through TSA

Kevin Richberg | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Once again Americans find themselves with a nationwide change in screening policies that defies common sense.

Faster Screening For More Travelers

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- The government is expanding the ways airline passengers can enroll in an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on t...

TSA To Use 'Randomizers' For Security Lines

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 07.12.2013 | Travel

Gone are the days of strategically choosing a security line at the airport. TSA is now planning to use electronic 'randomizers' to randomly route pass...

How To Fly Through Airport Security

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Careful preparation and a tactful approach can help you breeze right on through. Here are a few tricks to help you whiz through the checkpoint and carry on your way.

Time to Say 'So Long' to the TSA's Sour Attitude

Diane Dimond | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Diane Dimond

I completely understand the need for airport security. But does the TSA have to treat all of us like we're new arrivals at a prison camp?

Andy Campbell

GRAPHIC: Man With Bizarre Anatomy Has Run-In With TSA | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.17.2012 | Weird News

Turns out it's legal to have a weapon of mass conception at the airport. Jonah Falcon was stopped and frisked by the TSA at the San Francisco Inter...

WATCH: 5 Things The TSA Doesn't Want You To See

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The TSA doesn't want us to see its documented arrogance and incompetence, doesn't want us to know that it's an out-of-control government agency.

WATCH: Who's Responsible For These Bad TSA Agents?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.02.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Like Alan Rickman in "Die Hard" or Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men," the fine men and women of the TSA -- mostly the men, actually -- are really good at being bad.

New Screening Procedures For Travelers Over 75

AP | By JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Some air travelers over the age of 75 will soon get a break at airport security checkpoints under a test program announced Wednesday that c...

The Latest Buzzword At The TSA: Inconsistent

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.18.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

So let me get this straight: Drugs are OK, but letting a few unchecked bags with nothing dangerous on board -- not OK? C'mon, TSA.

Airport Security and Non-Self

Jay Michaelson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

I'm not going to pretend that security lines and X-rays are now some sort of spiritual experience for me. They still suck, but I have been able to find some equanimity amid the stressing and the stripping.

Andrea Stone

John Mica Attacks TSA 'Chat-Downs' As 'Idiotic' | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House committee that oversees the Transportation Security Administration blasted the agency's recent test of "chat-d...

Andrea Stone

A Few Frequent Flyers To Get New Perk Under TSA Expedited Screening Program | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A few lucky frequent flyers will start whizzing through airport checkpoints next week under a pilot program that federal security offici...

My Sex Life with the TSA

Naomi Wolf | Posted 07.27.2011 | Comedy
Naomi Wolf

I've been getting a lot of action from the TSA lately. I went through JFK this past week. As usual, I requested not to go through the backscatter machines. And as usual, they tell me that since I mentioned it at all, they have to give me a "pat-down."

TSA Answers Questions About Enhanced Screening at Airports

Karen Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Rubin

The initial furor and shock over the enhanced airport screening techniques by the TSA seems to have subsided But with the holiday travel season in force, and continued questions about the security procedures at airports, we posed questions for the TSA.

Don't Put Down the Airport Pat-Down!

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

I'm puzzled about this fuss surrounding enhanced pat-downs and body-imaging machines. And I'm wondering if the truth is that Americans don't like them because of our puritan heritage.

Somewhere, Osama Bin Laden Is Laughing...

Tom Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Shachtman

At very low cost to him, Bin Laden has pushed the U.S. to eviscerate its civil liberties -- the rights to free speech, a speedy trial and to be secure in one's home -- formerly the envy of freedom-loving people everywhere.

TSA At The 'Tipping Point': Passenger Anger At Airport Pat-Downs Threatens To Boil Over

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

How did an agency created to protect the public become the target of so much public scorn? After nine years of funneling travelers into ever longer l...

TSA Partners With

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sally Kohn

WASHINGTON, DC (Movement Vision Lab) --- Ending days of suspense about the utility of Transportation Security Administration officials copping feels ...

Government Officials Defend New, More Intimate, Airport Security Measures

AP | JOAN LOWY and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Nearly a week before the Thanksgiving travel crush, federal air security officials were struggling to reassure rising numbers of fl...

Airport Security Checks Revamped For Travel To U.S.

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is refining its terror-screening policy to focus on specific terror threats and not travelers' nationalities. T...

Robert Harding, Obama's Second TSA Nominee, Withdraws From Consideration

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is back to square one – again – in finding a transportation security chief to shore up the natio...

Full Body Scans Are a Feminist Issue

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Most women know intuitively that full-body scans are a privacy violation that simply can't be tolerated.