Stories tagged: TSA
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
TSA airport screenings toughen for electronic devices
It might be time to rethink packing that extra e-reader or tablet during your holiday travels.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
U.S. airports are more popular than ever, except in New York
Air traveler satisfaction with U.S. airports has reached an all-time high this year and the reason is what you might call counterintuitive: The Transportation Security Administration.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
More than 1 in 5 travelers knowingly or unknowingly carried prohibited items onto aircraft, survey finds
A survey of airline passengers found that more than 20 percent had knowingly or unknowingly smuggled prohibited items past Transportation Security Administration checkpoints onto the aircraft, including at least 6 …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
TSA expands new procedure for inspecting large electronics
Passengers at all U.S. airports will soon face new measures for screening electronic devices bigger than a cellphone.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Woman caught with loaded gun at Maryland airport says her son placed it in her purse
A Virginia woman who was arrested Thursday at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport in Maryland when she tried to board a flight carrying a loaded pistol told officials that her son …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
TSA’s medical marijuana mix-up doesn’t discourage this guy
Cannabis users had a brief but intense moment of euphoria this week after the Transportation Security Administration seemed to give a green light to air travelers to pack medical marijuana …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane Airport changes luggage screening systems
Air travelers in Spokane are seeing changes in the way they check their bags at Concourse C
Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
TSA defends pat-down of Texas boy; countless others creeped out
The Transportation Security Administration is defending an officer’s pat-down of a boy at a Texas airport that outraged his mother and thousands and thousands of people who viewed her Facebook …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
TSA agent pleads guilty to voyeurism charge
A security worker at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport accused of taking photos from underneath passengers’ skirts has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge as part of a plea deal.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
TSA warns police agencies about its new airport pat-downs
The Transportation Security Administration has declined to say exactly where-and how-employees will be touching air travelers as part of the more invasive physical pat-down procedure it recently ordered.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 5 p.m.
Airport’s Mom’s Tour helps ease travel worries of flying with children for parents
AKRON, Ohio – As the mother of an infant and a toddler, Brittney Lewers was worried about the idea of flying with two small children. How would she navigate through …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
21 guns found at U.S. airports – in one day
U.S. airports have been breaking records for the number of passengers in the past few years.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
U.S. airport pat-downs are about to get more invasive
While few have noticed, U.S. airport security workers long had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs at the screening line. Now, those have been eliminated, replaced …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 3 p.m.
Frequent fliers without PreCheck will be moving to slow lane, TSA says
The Transportation Security Administration this month plans to significantly reduce the number of frequent fliers who go through faster airport security lines for free, even though they haven’t signed up …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Tri-Cities Airport unveils new security checkpoint for holiday travelers
Holiday travelers will have a little more breathing room when they pass through security at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Travelers can now apply for TSA PreCheck at Sea-Tac airport
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is now one of 47 airports where travelers can apply for a program aimed at speeding up security lines.
Fri., July 1, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Airport security fix: better training – for humans and dogs
The TSA suffers from understaffing, low morale and high turnover. Peter Neffenger, the agency’s sixth and current administrator, wants to hire more enthusiastic agents like Bueno and train them better, …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 5:47 p.m.
Fourth of July travel will break records, AAA predicts
Going out of town this Fourth of July weekend? Be prepared for a record-breaking amount of company.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
More travelers sign up for airport programs, only to wait
A growing number of travelers are signing up for the government’s expedited airport screening programs, only to face another wait.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
TSA chief says progress being made on shortening lines
Significant progress has been made on shortening screening lines since earlier this spring, when airlines reported thousands of frustrated passengers were missing flights, the head of the Transportation Security Administration …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
Why hasn’t TSA PreCheck program reduced airport wait times?
The idea behind TSA PreCheck is to create a faster checkpoint for low-risk fliers so that TSA can focus its limited resources on the majority of travelers in regular security …
Sat., May 28, 2016
Froma Harrop: Airport security contributes to squalor
Envision the superrich enjoying seamless luxury travel in their private jets. Now observe the regular folk bearing the gross discomforts of a shabby, underfunded public service.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines
Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
TSA chief: Help coming to address long airport lines
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
Airlines say Congress is contributing to long airport lines
As airport security lines get longer, the finger-pointing over blame is growing too. The nation’s leading airlines, already feuding with the Transportation Security Administration, are now taking on Congress.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Port of Seattle hires to speed up Sea-Tac security lines
The Transportation and Security Administration is aiming to speed up security line waits at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport by hiring private contractors to work at checkpoints during the summer.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
More TSA agents dispatched to O’Hare to combat long security lines
CHICAGO – More Transportation Security Administration staff will be dispatched to O’Hare International Airport in response to interminable security lines causing thousands of passengers to miss flights. Fifty-eight security officers …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 7:51 a.m.
U.S. airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines
U.S. airlines have been pressing the government to act to reduce the intolerably long security lines at the nation’s airports. Now, they’re even asking passengers for help by sharing their …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Marijuana grinder resembling grenade halts airport flights
Officials say flights were delayed at Bellingham International Airport after a marijuana grinder designed to resemble a grenade was found in a man’s carry-on luggage.
Fri., March 20, 2015
TSA PreCheck popular with Spokane fliers
More than 3,700 Inland Northwest residents have been accepted for the speed lane at airport screening stations. The Transportation Security Administration has opened a new enrollment office at Spokane International …