TSA

If you see the letters 'SSSS' on your next boarding pass, prepare for a minor nightmare.

Like having to get to the airport hours before boarding, struggling with baggage size and weight limits and attempting to battle the near unstoppable …

Airlines

Four Letters You Never Want to See on Your Boarding Pass

Navigating through airports can already be a lengthy process, but there’s one code you’ll want to keep an eye out for.<p>If you see the letters SSSS …

Airlines

TSA Brings Back Book Inspections at At Least One Airport, You Really Do Have to 'Show Your Papers'

The idea of having to present what you’re reading to the government at a checkpoint was… concerning. The TSA killed the test, and in one statement …

Airports

Just hope you don't see this code on your boarding pass

by Benjamin Zhang<p>There are few things more dreaded in US airports than a long, snaking security line. But, if you see the letters "SSSS" printed on …

Australian News

TSA relies on bomb-sniffing K9s to keep passengers safe

News (U.S.)

The Surprising Things You're Forbidden to Pack Before You Go on a Plane

If you are a regular traveler, preparing for a quick trip away may seem second nature to you. But we all get caught out sometimes—and a lack of …

Culture

TSA dog teams hunt for explosives, boost security and speed travelers along

SAN ANTONIO — Biko, a German shepherd with a nose for explosives, is one of the friendlier examples of how better aviation security also speeds travelers to their destinations faster.<p>Biko doesn't snarl. But his nails click on the linoleum floor as he scurries between passengers walking past …

News (U.S.)

New TSA boss says better screening process, tech to speed up airport security lines

The new top boss at the federal agency that manages security at airports was at DFW International Airport Wednesday, one of several stops he’s making …

Airports

There's one code you don't want printed on a boarding pass - what 'SSSS' means for you

The code could appear for all sorts of reasons, and sometimes it's even done at random<p>For such a flimsy piece of card (or print-out), boarding passes …

Airlines

This Website May Be Able to Help You Get Back the Stuff TSA Confiscated

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint is the Bermuda Triangle of cool souvenirs. All your fruits, aerosols, and replica …

Travel

TSA Approves Faster Airport Baggage Scanners

No matter how well you prepare for airport security — wearing belt-less pants and slip-on shoes, knowing exactly how to stand when it’s your turn — …

Consumer News

This could solve one of the most frustrating things about travel

No matter how early you make it for your flight, you’ll always end up stuck in a line as passengers fumble around getting their electronics and …

American Airlines

The US has certified airport scanners that could let travellers leave liquids and laptops in their bags

Getting through airport security can be one of the most tedious parts of travel. Getting all the liquids and laptops out of thousands of travellers’ bags can make the queues move unbearably slow. Thankfully, new technology may soon have travellers leaving those items in their bags at US airports – …

Travel

VA, TSA Are on a Mission to Make Government More Human

Most people see interacting with the government as a tedious and impersonal task, but two agencies with spotty public image records want to improve …

Customer Service

TSA Approves Testing for Scanners That Allow Liquids, Laptops to Stay in Bags

The scanners take a 3D image of your bag to speed up security.<p>While Apple was busy announcing you'll pay $1,000 for the iPhone X's ability to unlock using a facial scan, other reports emerged about futuristic scanners that will affect airline travel for years to come. The Transportation Security …

Travel

New driver’s license requirements are coming to U.S. airports. Is your state ready?

In most states, a gold or black star in the top part of the card means it is compliant.<p>A good way to know your card is not compliant<p>is if it says “Not for federal identification.” Others without this marking could also be non-compliant.<p>The government has used various designations to track a state’s …

Driver's Licenses

New airport scanner to allow passengers to keep laptops and liquids in their bags

Air passengers might soon be free from the hassle of having to remove their iPads and laptops from their bags when going through security.<p>New scanners using CT (computed tomography) technology and 3D imaging will also mean travellers no longer have to repackage their liquids into small plastic bags …

Airports

Five Things You Didn't Know Were In the Hurricane Relief Bill

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump struck a deal with Democrats last week that led to Congress passing in just three days legislation approving $15.25 billion for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief, an extension of the government’s funding through Dec. 8, and a suspension of the government’s …

National Flood Insurance Program

Biometrics: A Stepping-Stone To Eliminating The Password Forever

Once thought of as exotic and futuristic, the use of biometrics as a means of authentication is quickly becoming mainstream. The concept is based on the fact that each person is unique and can be identified by his or her intrinsic physical or behavioral traits. This premise can serve as a powerful …

Security

Government Watchdog Questions Value of Post-9/11 Travel Security Measures

Travelers are screened by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers at a security check point at O'Hare Airport on June 2, 2015, in …

Liberal View

Hands On with the TSA's New 'Enhanced' Pat-Down Procedure

Earlier this year, the <i>LA Times</i> reported: "TSA quietly launches new 'enhanced' pat-down procedure." The <i>Times</i> noted that TSA would not describe …

U.S. Politics

TSA admits not giving Anderson enough support

Tennis South Africa (TSA) CEO Richard Glover has admitted that his organisation had in the past not done enough to support Kevin Anderson.<p>Anderson …

South Africa

Hurricane Irma Downgraded but Impact on Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami Hubs Lingers

Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it continues to impact all three of the Southeast's major hub airports in Atlanta, …

Hurricane Irma

From United Airlines, an Invitation-Only Restaurant at Newark

The online chatter and curiosity surrounding Classified, the invite-only restaurant at Newark Liberty International Airport for United Airlines fliers, started soon after the carrier began emailing invites to a select few customers in late August.<p>“Shh…it’s Classified,” the email was titled. Part of …

Restaurants

TSA will mandate air cargo from Turkey must be screened

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Any air cargo coming to the United States from Turkey must now go through a screening, the Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday.<p>"To adequately address emerging threats to cargo and raise the baseline for global aviation security, TSA has issued a security …

Politics

Sour 16 birthday wishes to the 'War on Terror'

The War on Terror celebrates its 16th birthday this week. If our rulers follow their usual playbook, they’ll exploit the anniversary to insist yet …

Conservative View

Up Close and Personal With the TSA

The bespectacled, bald TSA guy who motioned me toward him with a gloved hand was about my age but skinnier. I found myself wondering how he liked …

The TSA Is Auctioning Off Tons of Confiscated Knives and Multi-Tools

In 2015, the TSA intercepted 22,044 “dangerous items” in airport security screenings across the U.S. The most outlandish items are documented on the …

Shopping

The TSA Is Auctioning Off Confiscated Knives & Multi-Tools At Discounted Prices

On any given day, 1.9 million people file through TSA checkpoints, buy an unsatisfying meal, and then find their seat somewhere on a cramped …

Knives

PA Airport to Be 1st Since 9/11 to Let Non-Flyers Past TSA

Breaking with a practice that began after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pittsburgh International Airport will soon allow non-ticketed patrons past its …

Airports