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  • All personal electronics bigger than a cellphone prohibited from certain US-bound flights

    03/21/2017 3:54:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    BRG News via Yahoo ^ | 31 March 2017 | Chris Mills
    Passengers on US-bound flights from 10 Middle-Eastern airports will not be allowed any electronics bigger than a cellphone on the plane, according to an emergency security amendment being rolled out by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today. Under the order, portable electronics such as laptops, tablets, e-readers, portable DVD players (which apparently still exist to the extent they concern the TSA), and cameras. [snip] The restrictions only apply to direct US-bound flights from those countries, not connections through other countries or flights to other destinations.[snip]Airlines have been given 96 hours to carry out the changes....
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Are TSA Pat Downs Becoming Too Invasive?

    03/05/2017 7:01:51 PM PST · by davikkm · 33 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    The Transportation Security Administration has recently generated controversy after announcing that more “rigorous” and “comprehensive” pat downs will be occurring in airports across the country. Apparently, TSA has failed at least 95% of airport security tests, in which undercover agents attempted–and succeeded–in smuggling banned weapons through airport checkpoints. However, persons boarding a plane are not the only ones who will be subjected to additional and more random full body pat downs. Employees, flight attendants, crew members, and others will be checked to ensure that no bombs, weapons, explosives, or other prohibited paraphernalia makes its way onto a plane.
  • Get ready for more 'thorough' pat-downs at the airport

    03/04/2017 5:14:54 AM PST · by fruser1 · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3 Mar 2017 | unknown
    Passengers at U.S. airports chosen for physical pat-downs will reportedly face a more "comprehensive" screening after a 2015 audit that apparently showed some safety vulnerability. Bloomberg reported that airport employees have already been notified at some locations that they need to employ a “more rigorous” and “thorough” screening. The screenings will reportedly include “more intimate contact” than before. The new measure also applies to airline pilots and flight attendants.
  • Welcome Aboard... But First US Marshals Will Scan Your Retina

    02/27/2017 7:52:23 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 97 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 26, 2017 | Jeffrey Tucker
    For some 15 years, airport security has become steadily more invasive. There are ever more checkpoints, ever more requests for documents as you make your way from the airport entrance to the airplane. Passengers adapt to the new changes as they come. But my latest flight to Mexico, originating in Atlanta, presented all passengers with something I had never seen before. We had already been through boarding pass checks, passport checks, scanners, and pat downs. At the gate, each passenger had already had their tickets scanned and we were all walking on the jet bridge to board. It’s at this...
  • My Sexual Assault By The TSA

    02/20/2017 3:05:56 PM PST · by WXRGina · 309 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 20, 2017 | Gina Miller
    It was an excellent week-long trip my husband Keith and I took to Arizona to take the 250 Pistol Class from Gunsite Academy. The week ended, and it was time for us to fly back home this past Saturday, February 18th. While I have gone through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regional airport checkpoints since its spawning after 9-11, I had not yet gone through a TSA checkpoint at a major airport. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a major airport, and on Saturday, I was immersed there in one of those TSA "horror stories" about which I had previously only...
  • Multiple People Breach TSA Checkpoint Without Screening at JFK: Report

    02/20/2017 12:31:12 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Breaking 911
    NEW YORK — Nearly a dozen people bypassed security at John F. Kennedy international airport Monday morning. According to the New York Daily News, eleven people walked through the unattended area left unguarded by the TSA.
  • TSA and Airport Employees allegedly Smuggled 20 Tons of Cocaine Over 18 Years

    02/14/2017 8:20:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 02/13/2017 | Max Kutner
    A dozen current and former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airport employees are facing charges related to an alleged cocaine-smuggling operation going back almost two decades. A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico indicted the defendants on February 8, and the U.S. Department of Justice announced the news on Monday. The defendants allegedly transported cocaine-filled suitcases through security at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Between 1998 and 2016, approximately 20 tons of cocaine made it through as part of the racket, according to the announcement. Drug mules would drop off the cocaine-filled suitcases at...
  • White House National Security Official Cleared of Gun Charge (Gorka)

    02/04/2017 5:46:47 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Bill Gertz
    A White House national security official who was cleared Friday of a charge of carrying an unloaded gun at an airport had faced death threats that were investigated by the FBI. Sebastian Gorka, a former Marine Corps University counterterrorism specialist who recently joined the White House staff, had the misdemeanor gun charge dropped during a brief court proceeding at Arlington County Circuit Court. The firearm charge stemmed from an incident at Reagan National Airport Jan. 31, 2015, when Gorka was traveling at the request of the Pentagon to the Special Operations Command to give troops a briefing on the Islamic...
  • How guns get on planes through checked bags

    01/07/2017 7:10:29 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    veooz.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | unknown
    Authorities believe the suspect in Friday's deadly attack retrieved his a handgun from checked luggage before firing indiscriminately on the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport. Transportation Security Administration rules allow travelers to pack unloaded firearms in checked luggage, so long as passengers declare their weapons to the airline while checking in, and they are packed in a locked, hard-sided container.
  • Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist'

    01/06/2017 2:41:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Local10.com ^ | Jan 6, 2017
    Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist' Suspect identified as Esteban Santiago By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer Posted: 4:15 PM, January 06, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Within hours of a shooting that left 5 dead and many injured at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, details emerged about the alleged suspect. Sen. Bill Nelson was first to identify the suspect as Esteban Santiago, 26. Santiago was apprehended without a fight and suffered no injuries. The FBI and Broward Sheriff's Office are interrogating Santiago at the airport and trying to determine his motives. A former member of the military,...
  • TSA to post REAL ID deadline notices at MSP Airport (starts Jan 2018)

    12/25/2016 5:04:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | 12/15/16
    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Signs will soon be posted at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a warning that your current Minnesota driver’s license won’t be enough to pass through security in 2018. Starting Jan. 22, 2018, you will need an alternate ID to fly if you have a standard driver’s license or ID card issued by any of the following states: Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina or Washington. Alternate forms of ID include a passport, military ID, or permanent resident card. You can find a full list of accepted ID at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification
  • Weekly Update: What Should Trump Do?

    12/17/2016 11:54:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 16, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    How Trump Can Avoid the Ethical Tar Pit Somali “Community” Given Special Access to Secured Areas of Airports JW Reveals Shocking Details About Mexican Heroin Cartels How Trump Can Avoid the Ethical Tar Pit A tsunami of change is washing over Washington D.C. as a new administration, from a different party, enters the process of transition. For us at Judicial Watch, however, it’s business as usual. As corrupt as the Obama administration has been, we are under no illusion that a new broom sweeps entirely clean. Even before he takes the oath of office, President-elect Trump is under pressure over...
  • Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings,...

    12/15/2016 10:35:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings, ‘Community Engagement Tours’ in Secured Areas at Major U.S. Airports Somalis Given Access to Sensitive Information (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 31 pages of records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealing that the Department of Homeland Security has given Somalis “community engagement tours,” including security briefings, in secured areas at least three major U.S. airports – Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Columbus, Ohio. The records came in response to a May 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which sought records, documents and communications...
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • TV Host with Breast Cancer Forced to Remove Wig as Part of ‘Horrific’ TSA Body Search

    12/07/2016 10:08:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    people.com ^ | Posted on December 7, 2016 at 11:28am EST | By Lindsay Kimble
    Denise Albert, the co-founder of The MOMS, is speaking out after what she calls an “horrific” pat down from Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at the Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday — all over medication related to her breast cancer treatment. Albert, who is a frequent guest on PIX11 Morning News, told the outlet that she was traveling through security when she was pulled aside by agents for a manual search. The cause for further search was a medical cream she had packed in her carry on luggage, Albert told PIX11. Albert wrote on The MOMS website that the...
  • ‘The Moms’ co-host Denise Albert, who is battling cancer, says she felt ‘violated’ during TSA search

    12/07/2016 10:05:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    pix11.com ^ | Updated at 07:31pm, December 6, 2016 | by Talia Tirella and Dan Mannarino
    LOS ANGELES — A breast-cancer patient said she felt violated and humiliated in a public TSA search at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday after two security agents put her through what she called an aggressive pat down. Denise Albert, a frequent guest on the PIX11 Morning News and co-host of "The Moms," was traveling through LAX security when two TSA agents pulled her aside for a manual search because she was trying to bring a necessary medical cream with her on her flight, Albert said. "I always let them know I have a medical port and that I am wearing...
  • The moment a mom, 42, with breast cancer was 'violated' and reduced to tears by TSA agents ...

    12/07/2016 6:28:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 7, 2016 | Jessica Chia
    Complete Headline: The moment a mom, 42, with breast cancer was 'violated' and reduced to tears by TSA agents who patted down her medical port and 'tried to perform a body cavity search in public' Denise Albert, a morning show contributor and co-host of The Moms, a SiriusXM radio show, was traveling through Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday when the 'humiliating' experience left her in tears. Albert detailed the experience of removing her wig, exposing the sores on her feet, and telling the TSA agents she had a medical port in her chest that she didn't want them to...
  • Dem bill requires TSA to develop transgender screening plan

    12/02/2016 10:30:21 AM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., introduced legislation this week aimed at changing airport security screening procedures for transgender people. . . . Rice and other Democrats said machines require screeners to select "male" or "female" in order to configure the scanner for each person. "This protocol may be well-suited to screen some cisgender passengers, but they do so at the expense of singling out transgender or gender nonconforming individuals whose physical appearances may not necessarily match their biological sex," Democrats wrote. "Cisgender" is a term that refers to anyone who isn't transgender.
  • Veteran's Day Story (vanity)

    11/18/2016 3:08:35 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 21 replies
    Firsthand witness related it to me. | 11/12/2016 | Me
    A young Norwegian man I know well, and who is married to a relative of mine, happens to be a veteran of Norway's armed forces - our staunch NATO allies. The day after Veteran's Day - seven days ago - he and his wife and their tiny daughter arrived in LAX to spend Thanksgiving week with US relatives. Though he's had no problems before in traveling to the US, this time was different. His first problem resulted from his checking "Yes" in the wrong spot on the questionnaire. The question had the word "Court" in it, and he was thinking...
  • Another Travel Fiasco Courtesy of the TSA

    08/26/2016 10:32:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 19, 2016 | Genevieve Wood
    I have long been a believer that, in most cases, a private company will do a more effective and efficient job than any government agency charged with the same task. My recent travel experience solidified that belief. It all started out with a half-empty water bottle at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside the District of Columbia. I had checked in the night before, checked my bag at the curbside when I arrived, and now had a full hour to go through security. With Congress gone since late July and much of the District emptied out until Labor Day, I...
  • Video shows St. Jude patient thrown to ground by security personnel

    08/12/2016 9:55:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Fox 13 Memphis ^ | Updated: Aug 12, 2016 - 10:47 AM | FOX13 obtained surveillance video of the incident.
    A St Jude patient and her mother are suing TSA, the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority, and its police department after a security screening got physical.
  • Monuments to Idiocy

    08/01/2016 12:14:40 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2016 edition | John Tierney
    Naming anything after a living politician is usually a bad idea; but this summer, we can make an exception. Now that Americans will be spending much of their vacations waiting in security lines at airports, we should honor the public servants responsible. At the entrance to the security checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport, let’s install a large bronze plaque proclaiming it the Senator Charles Schumer Line. Perhaps we could put up a statue, too, or at least a cardboard cutout. Similar monuments can be installed at JFK for Hillary Clinton, at the Phoenix airport for John McCain, and at the home...
  • Nearly Half of TSA Employees Cited for Misconduct [semi-satire]

    07/24/2016 8:07:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 July 2016 | John Semmens
    According to a report from the House Homeland Security Commission, nearly half of the TSA’s 60,000 employees have been cited for misconduct in recent years. The trend is not encouraging either. Citations have increased by 28% over the last two years. The top five offenses include unaccounted for absences, failure to follow instructions, improper screening & security, neglect of duty, and disruptive behavior. TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger sought to downplay the issue by pointing out that “despite unmanned posts, inappropriate groping petty theft, and abusive behavior by our employees no flights have been hijacked on my watch.. To me, these...
  • [Gov] Malloy [CT] Bypassed Airport Security Checkpoint With Son's Backpack

    07/21/2016 2:13:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jon Lender
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy bypassed a federal security checkpoint at Bradley International Airport last Nov. 27 while carrying a backpack belonging to his son, Samuel Malloy, through a private corridor to the departure gate area as he and first lady Cathy Malloy saw their son off for a flight, a Courant investigation of the episode has found.
  • Seattle TSA Worker Arrested on Voyeurism Charge

    07/21/2016 1:56:12 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/21/2016 | PHIL HELSEL
    A Transportation Security Administration agent in Seattle was arrested after allegedly being spotted using a phone to take video up a woman's skirt at the city's airport, according to authorities. Nicholas Fernandez, 29, was arrested on a charge of voyeurism Tuesday, Seattle police said in an arrest report. The incident occurred on an escalator, and not in a security line. "TSA does not tolerate illegal, unethical or immoral conduct," a spokesperson for the TSA said in a statement. "When such conduct is alleged, TSA investigates it thoroughly. When appropriate, TSA requests that it be investigated by a law enforcement authority....
  • Almost Half of All TSA Employees Have Been Cited for Misconduct

    07/20/2016 3:07:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Condé Nast Traveler ^ | July 14, 2016 | Katherine LaGrave
    The Transportation Security Administration's woes continue. Despite the Transportation Security Administration's ten-point action plan to reduce long lines at airports across the country, lengthy queues remain. Now, the TSA's summer may be getting even worse: According to a recent report from the House Homeland Security Commission entitled "Misconduct at TSA Threatens the Security of the Flying Public", nearly half of the TSA’s 60,000 employees have been cited for misconduct in recent years. The bad news doesn't stop there. Citations have increased 28.5 percent from 2013 to 2015, and in 2015, the average U.S. airport received 58 complaints each year—more than...
  • Disabled St. Jude patient sues airport and TSA after bloody scuffle with Airport Police

    07/02/2016 6:17:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 106 replies
    wreg.com ^ | Posted 10:13 pm, June 30, 2016, by Wayne Carter
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- Bloodied and bruised Hannah Cohen was led from Memphis International Airport in handcuffs. The 19-year old was headed home to Chattanooga after treatment for a brain tumor at St. Jude Hospital June 30, 2015. It's a trip they've made for 17 years. This time, an unarmed Hannah, set off the metal detector at a security checkpoint “They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn't understand what they were about to do," said her mother Shirley Cohen. Cohen told us she tried to tell TSA agents her daughter is partially deaf, blind in one eye,...
  • Family Sues TSA for Beating Their Deaf, Blind and Brain Damaged Teen Daughter Bloody at Airport

    07/02/2016 5:37:04 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 131 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 7/1/2016 | Melissa Dykes
    Yet another example of an innocent American attempting to travel by plane in the U.S. (Pic: WREG) It seems people aren’t just suing the TSA for missing their flights these days. An 18-year-old partially deaf girl, blind in one eye and with limited ability to walk and talk, spent 17 years of her life travelling between Chattanooga and Memphis for treatment of her brain tumor at a children’s hospital. Her last experience returning home from treatment via the Memphis Airport, however, left her beaten, blooded, and locked up in a Shelby County jail like the potential terrorist the TSA...
  • Shocking: Disabled Teen Returning From St. Jude's Hospital Bloodied and Arrested by TSA

    07/01/2016 3:24:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 165 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 1, 2016 | Julie Prince
    Getting through the line at the TSA can be a long and uncomfortable process. For one Chattanooga teen and her mother, the process turned into a scary nightmare. 19-year-old Hannah Cohen was returning home from St. Jude's Hospital with her mother for treatment of her brain tumor (a trip they had made for 17 years), when Hannah somehow set off the metal detector at the security checkpoint. TSA wanted to do a further scan on Hannah, but she was reluctant. Hannah's mother, Shirley Cohen, tried to inform the agents that her daughter was disabled. She is partially deaf and blind...
  • Hannah Cohen: Disabled Woman Badly Beaten By TSA On Return Home From Brain Tumor Treatment

    07/01/2016 3:24:13 PM PDT · by MeganC · 44 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 1 July 2016 | Samantha Kilgore
    Hannah Cohen, a young disabled woman whose mother describes as “partially deaf, blind in one eye, paralyzed and easily confused,” was beaten by Transportation Security Agents (TSA) after her flight home. The young woman was then led from the Memphis International Airport, beaten, bloodied, bruised, and in handcuffs — and then booked into jail. Cohen was returning home to Chattanooga after receiving treatment for her brain tumor at St. Jude’s Hospital. In fact, Hannah Cohen was returning home after receiving her final treatment for the brain tumor, and this trip back from St. Jude’s just marked one of many, as...
  • Trump 'Looking At' Replacing Hijab-Wearing TSA Agents with Veterans (What an excellent choice)

    07/01/2016 9:45:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    During a question-and-answer session following a trade policy speech by Donald Trump in Manchester, New Hampshire on Thursday, a member of the audience asked, "Why aren’t we putting our military retirees on that border or in TSA? Get rid of all these hibi-jabis they wear at TSA?" "I understand," the Republican presidential nominee responded. "I’ve seen them myself. We need the veterans back in there to take it. They fought for this country and defended it, they’ll still do it," the woman continued. "You know, and we are looking at that," he said. "And we are looking at that. We’re...
  • Talk Of Moving TSA Checkpoints Outside

    06/30/2016 10:24:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | June 29, 2016 | Andrea Lucia
    Show your ID, take off your shoes, hand over the carry-on and maybe, just maybe, get a pat-down! TSA checkpoints are a hassle travelers have come to accept, but new layers of security could further test your patience.
  • Marshals: Innocent People Placed On 'Watch List' To Meet Quota

    06/24/2016 7:50:11 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 21 Jun, 2016
    You could be on a secret government database or watch list for simply taking a picture on an airplane. Some federal air marshals say they're reporting your actions to meet a quota, even though some top officials deny it. The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they're required to submit at least one report a month. If they don't, there's no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments. "Innocent passengers are being entered into an international intelligence database as suspicious persons, acting in a suspicious manner on an aircraft ... and they did nothing...
  • The TSA Hires Crooks

    06/05/2016 9:49:19 AM PDT · by Repulican Donkey · 30 replies
    Repulicandonkey
    We returned on a Saint Louis to Dallas flight after burying my wife's brother - a decorated Master Chief who served in Vietnam, did covert work for the CIA and ferried battle orders from the Pentagon to Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. When we got to Dallas we noticed both our bags partially open. Some meds were gone from my wife's bag; some coins from mine - nothing valuable. The bags were not rifled so the baggage handlers didn't do it. The TSA baggage screeners x-ray every bag so they did it. Here's the kicker: to get to the meds...
  • Delta built the more efficient TSA checkpoints that the TSA couldn't

    06/03/2016 8:11:35 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    The Verge ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jordan Golson
    Delta Air Lines paid for and installed a pair of "innovation lanes" at its hometown airport in Atlanta. The lanes are much better designed than the standard security checkpoints found at airports around the US, and the airline hopes it can double the throughput thanks to some clever ideas. Rather than having TSA agents use hand-pushed carts to bring empty trays from the exit back to the entrance of the line, the new lanes use an automated conveyor belt system. And instead of having travelers stack up behind one another to drop off their belongings to be scanned, there are...
  • Government Can't Help; It Can Only Hurt

    06/02/2016 4:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall. ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Three recent stories regarding three government agencies — the IRS, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — show why we should oppose big government for practical, as well as philosophical, reasons. In recent months, many Americans have missed their flights because of longer-than-usual TSA security lines. In typical DC fashion, the TSA claims the delays are because of budget cuts, even though Congress regularly increases the TSA’s funding! The TSA is also blaming the delays on the fact that few Americans have signed up for its “PreCheck” program. Under PreCheck, the TSA considers excusing...
  • TSA Says Passengers Only Have Themselves to Blame For Long Lines

    05/30/2016 2:01:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 118 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 5/30/16 | Staff
    In a new statement, the TSA placed blame on passengers, claiming that individuals are at fault for showing up to checkpoints unprepared. “Individuals who come to the TSA checkpoint unprepared for a trip can have a negative impact on the time it takes to complete the screening process,” the agency said in a press release, which also included travel tips to help cut down on delays. The release also blamed the uptick in wait times on shrinking staff and a rise in travelers. Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, for instance, has seen an 8 percent rise in travelers since the start of
  • Vanity. Airport wait lines.

    05/27/2016 5:04:05 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    05.27.2016 | Moi
    You know, I fly commercial two times per month to see my father. He's 85 and a veteran. I'm 50 and a veteran. I now have the indistinct pleasure of standing in line up to 4 hours for a three hour flight. I did not have to do this before 9-11. Okay, there was a little incident 4 years ago when I asked a TSA agent what made him get a job where he got to touch other men all day... Nonetheless, before the current administration, the airports did not suck half as bad. Something has been lost. Something needs...
  • The long lines at airports are a problem for Hillary Clinton

    05/26/2016 8:49:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 26,2016 | Ed Rogers
    The long security lines at U.S. airports are another problem for Hillary Clinton. A lot of Americans interact with the Transportation Security Administration, and they expect that agency to function properly. And when there is a problem, they want it fixed. Does anyone think of Clinton as a problem-solver? Answer: No. Can anyone think of a problem she has ever solved?
  • Airport screening made 70,000 miss American Airlines flights this year

    05/26/2016 7:56:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | May 26,2016 | Reuters And Eduardo Munoz
    Airport screening delays have caused more than 70,000 American Airlines (AAL.O) customers and 40,000 checked bags to miss their flights this year, an executive for the airline told a U.S. congressional subcommittee on Thursday.
  • TSA PreCheck the answer to airport woes? Think again

    05/25/2016 4:05:40 PM PDT · by metmom · 26 replies
    FosNews.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matt Finn
    woes? Think again By Matt Finn Published May 25, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook5 Twitter137 livefyre16 Email Print Now Playing Travelers experiencing problems with TSA pre-check With the Transportation Security Administration warning passengers that long lines at major airports are not going away, it seems the only immediate relief in sight is the TSA’s PreCheck option -- designed to get passengers through security faster. But critics aren’t so sure. They say the pass is just a moneymaker for the TSA that’s facing its own application backlog and doesn’t always work at certain airports, anyway. “I was at LaGuardia airport just yesterday and...
  • Specific Threat Called into Houston Intercontinental

    05/24/2016 8:20:37 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 21 replies
    Inside Info | 24 May 2016 | Patrick Truax
    Pax being rescreened and one checkpoint is closed. A phone call came naming a specific flight.
  • TSA's Head Of Security Kelly Hoggan 'Removed' From Office, House Oversight Committee Says

    05/24/2016 3:45:29 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 9 replies
    npr.org ^ | May 23 | Dana Farrington
    The head of security for TSA, Kelly Hoggan, has been removed from his position after a hearing about the agency's management, the House Oversight Committee says. In an email obtained from the TSA, Administrator Peter Neffenger announced a series of leadership changes on Monday. The position that Hoggan had held since 2013 will temporarily be taken by Darby LaJoye, who is currently deputy assistant administrator. The changes come as fliers complain about long, slow airport screening lines. That problem "has many parts," as NPR's Brian Naylor has reported: More people are traveling, and there are fewer screeners. The May 12...
  • Head of TSA security fired over 'mismanagement'

    05/23/2016 4:55:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    KOMO.com (Seattle) ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    The head of the Transportation Security Administration's security division was fired Monday for "mismanagement," according to the House Oversight Committee.
  • TSA head: Expect more airport security delays despite funds

    05/22/2016 4:15:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2016 | Jason Keyser
    The head of the Transportation Security Administration warned travelers Friday to expect long airport security lines to continue during the peak summer travel season despite Congress' shifting of $34 million to the agency. Peter Neffenger briefed officials in Chicago on Friday about efforts to address crushing delays in getting passengers through security checkpoints at major airports around the country. Congress agreed to shift forward the $34 million in TSA funding to let the agency pay overtime to existing staff and hire an extra 768 screeners by June 15. The agency is funneling many of those resources to major hub airports...
  • TSA's Union Power Grab: Thousands Slowing Down Airports

    05/19/2016 12:37:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 18, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    TSA's Union Power Grab: Thousands Slowing Down Airports Michelle Malkin All you travelers stuck in mile-long TSA security lines are pawns. Convenient political pawns. Big Labor bosses want more power and more money. Stranded travelers are just the latest victims in this age-old game of D.C. extortion. Union leaders want you to think the fault lies with a stingy Congress unwilling to fork over enough money to fill screener shortages. White House spokesman Josh Earnest poured more partisan fuel on the fire last week by blaming the nationwide slowdowns on "the inability of Republicans in Congress to govern the country."...
  • Two Hours in Line... and Other Tales of Unlimited Government

    05/18/2016 5:15:49 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 29 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 17, 2016 AD | John F. Di Leo
    A traveler with a camera filmed a scene at Chicago’s Midway Airport: a three-hour-plus TSA security line that snaked across the terminal, out the door, and around the building… and uploaded it to YouTube. The fury of the day, in an age beset with furies, is therefore an anger directed against the TSA for our often unforgivably-long airport security lines. The DHS secretary even took to the podium to answer complaints, and to assure us that his system is not in fact "a national crisis." Sure, in this case, there was an alleged excuse – Chicago had seen hundreds of...
  • TSA watchdog spills secret behind long airport lines

    05/18/2016 2:38:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 5/18/2016 | Greg Corombos
    Truth involves Obama, 'nude pictures of passengers' and fed-up workers. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns air travelers to prepare for much longer than usual airport security lines, but a Transportation Security Administration watchdog says this mess is simply a matter of the government failing to manage its resources responsibly. On Monday, Johnson stood at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside Washington and told passengers to expect longer than expected wait times as the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, expedites hundreds of new personnel into service to speed up the security process. In Chicago, passengers were told to arrive three...
  • TSA's Union Power Grab: Thousands Slowing Down Airports

    05/18/2016 4:36:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    When it comes to public employee unions, there's no such thing as a coincidence. All you travelers stuck in mile-long TSA security lines are pawns. Convenient political pawns. Big Labor bosses want more power and more money. Stranded travelers are just the latest victims in this age-old game of D.C. extortion. Union leaders want you to think the fault lies with a stingy Congress unwilling to fork over enough money to fill screener shortages. White House spokesman Josh Earnest poured more partisan fuel on the fire last week by blaming the nationwide slowdowns on "the inability of Republicans in Congress...