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TSA Security Head Fired Over Long Lines

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - The head of security for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has been removed from his position, according ...

What's Up With TSA PreCheck?

Suzanne Fluhr | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home
Suzanne Fluhr

The first time I saw "TSA PRECHK" printed on my boarding pass, I was positive I was being singled out for a strip search and special enhanced interrogation. When I approached the first TSA agent, I asked what this cryptic message meant.

And The U.S. Airports With The Longest Security Lines Are...

Thrillist | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Flickr/Quinn Dombrowski Much like you think your city has the worst traffic and your bars are full of the worst peopl...

Travel in an Age of High Anxiety

Roger Dow | Posted 11.17.2015 | Home
Roger Dow

The despicable terrorist attacks in Paris and subsequent threats against the U.S. homeland are generating serious security concerns that require an eq...

7 Things TSA Wants You To Know About Airport Security

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
U.S. News Travel

While some travelers view it as an inconvenience or just another obstacle in the way of their next vacation, airport security is a serious matter.

Is it Time for Fast Track Atheist Security Checks at Airports?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Zoltan Istvan

I can't help but wonder if I really have to wait in hour-plus lines since no atheist--so far as I can discover--has ever been accused of bombing or highjacking a plane.

TSA Fails 95 Percent Of Undercover Security Tests: Report

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.01.2015 | Home

As thorough as the Transportation Security Administration screeners may be as they rifle through your belongings, the agency isn't performing where it...

The TSA Made $675,000 Off Your Spare Change Last Year

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.07.2015 | Home

Next time you pass through airport security, double-check your pockets. It's just common cents. On Monday, the Transportation Security Administrati...

The Makeup Packing Question

Map Happy | Posted 05.19.2015 | Home
Map Happy

It wasn't until after going through security several times that I realized I probably should have never worried so much about packing my makeup properly in the first place.

Matt Sledge

Congress Sails Past Airport Hell Under Special TSA Program | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.24.2014 | Home

Members of Congress may have helped create the nightmare that is flying in America after Sept. 11, but they no longer have to endure it. Under a sp...

What Does It Feel Like to Be Racially Profiled?

Quora | Posted 10.28.2014 | Home

I am an American of Indian (sub-continental) descent, and I have been racially profiled. I can understand why this happens, but it can be frustrating at times, and occasionally humorous.

I Got Through Airport Security With Someone Else's Plane Ticket

Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.30.2014 | Home
Rebecca Adams

I honestly didn't plan to put the airport security system to the test. I was just really tired and didn't notice that the name on the ticket wasn't mi...

Dear TSA Agents: The Nation's Capital Is Indeed Part Of The United States

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.15.2014 | Home

It seems our nation's capital is giving TSA agents some difficulty. A TSA agent at the Orlando International Airport demanded to see the passport o...

New Electronics Security Rule Confuses Both Brits And Americans

Cheapflights | Posted 09.13.2014 | Home

Nearly 20 percent of both Americans and Brits surveyed think airport security has reached the point where it will keep them from flying.

Why TSA Had A Problem With This ID

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.28.2014 | Home

Plenty of things can trigger a slowdown in the security line at an airport. Whoever thought the status of Washington, D.C.'s statehood would be one of...

This Is What Happens When You Come Home To America And Your Name Is Ahmed

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Home
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

It's not easy coming back home to America when your name is Ahmed. I want to look forward to returning home from a trip abroad, but thanks to my name or as the TSA officer put it -- my "profile" -- I've come to dread it.

In Search of Government Competence

Rob Taub | Posted 03.25.2014 | Home
Rob Taub

There are many annoying things about the NYC subway system, but the most maddening for me is the signage indicating when the next train will arrive. ...

Airport Survival: 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your "Cool" When Traveling

Carolyn W. Paddock | Posted 03.16.2014 | Home
Carolyn W. Paddock

Unless you're traveling on your own private jet on your time table, the "getting there" is almost never without problems. Here are some of my most effective insider tips to help you travel smarter.

Not Your Average TSA Checkpoint

USA Today | Bart Jansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

Plush couches. Soothing music. Tranquil pictures on the wall. It could be a hotel lobby. Except at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, these are ...

The Good-Karma Guide to Holiday Travel

Stash Hotel Rewards | Posted 01.27.2014 | Home
Stash Hotel Rewards

The best test of whether your meditation class is paying off is seeing how you behave on no sleep and when you're late for a flight after the mustachioed, wrestler-turned-TSA agent tells you to follow him for a pat down.

Kathleen Miles

TSA Agents: We're 'Sitting Ducks' In The Face Of Attack | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.04.2013 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Transportation Security Administration officers are tasked with keeping America's airline passengers safe. But TSA officers are often p...

Alleged Los Angeles Airport Shooter May Be More Than a Lone Nut

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Two troubling polls were taken within less than a month of each other last March and April. The March poll by Public Policy Polling found that nearly ...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Travelers Acting Badly On The Road

William D. Chalmers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
William D. Chalmers

Halloween, like traveling, can bring out the best, and worst in us. Trick or treat? Think of all those alter-ego costumes we dress up in to become som...

A Moment of Dignity from the TSA

Eva Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Eva Moon

It seems a little silly, I know, making a ceremonial occasion on an x-ray scanner in a bustling airport, but it was oddly moving too -- a moment of humanity in the middle of a dehumanizing process.

Security Check Now Starts Long Before You Fly

Posted 10.22.2013 | Home

The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its screening of passengers before they arrive at the airport by searching a wide array of gov...