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When Will TSA Allow the Packing of Pistoles?

TSA Administrator John Pistole finally appeared on Capitol Hill to defend his new policy allowing knives and other items on planes effective April 25, 2013. Needless to say, it was met with the same criticism he has already received from airlines, pilots, flight attendants, and Federal Air Marshals. I won’t argue with Administrator Pistole that the…

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TSA PreCheck is Expanding

The TSA PreCheck Program currently allows certain elite status passengers and members of Global Entry or related programs to participate in an expedited security procedure. The time savings passing through security at the airport can be thirty minutes or more because these select passengers do not have to remove items like their laptop, shoes, belts,…

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New TSA PreCheck Program: How Good Is It?

TSA’s new “trusted traveler” program, known as PreCheck, went into effect a few days ago. From the press release, “Eligible passengers may be referred to a lane where they will experience expedited screening.” This pilot program is the long overdue beginning of risk-based traveler assessment. Not surprising, there are many limitations to gain entry into…

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I Got Scanned by TSA on a Day When Radiation Overdose was Reported

This morning at Orlando International Airport TSA gave me the finger — that come hither finger (no, not that other finger signal!) signaling that I was selected to go through the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) unit (aka the “full-body scanner”). Since these machines have been put into operation, I have gone through them numerous times,…

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