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TSA Bans Uncharged Cellphones on Certain Flights TSA Bans Uncharged Cellphones on Certain Flights

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced Sunday that it will not allow cellphones or other electronics on U.S.-bound planes originating at some international airports if the devices are not charged up. The ban is part of heightened security measures surrounding …

Plane Diverted When Passenger Tries To Open Door Plane Diverted When Passenger Tries To Open Door

A passenger traveling aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 722 from Chicago to Sacramento tried to open the rear door of the plane in mid-flight on Sunday roughly an hour after the 10:50 a.m. departure time. Multiple passengers as well as flight …

Unicorn Passport Makes It Past Customs Officials Unicorn Passport Makes It Past Customs Officials
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With most airport security as tough as it’s ever been and officials receiving backlash because of their stern policies, it’s hard to believe that a child could make it through customs at any terminal with a fake passport. But that’s …

TSA Cuts Out Backscatter Body Scans at Airports TSA Cuts Out Backscatter Body Scans at Airports

When the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began using backscatter X-ray machines, privacy advocates balked at the notion of TSA employees seeing a colorless image of passengers’ naked bodies. Not long after, naked airport protests embarrassed the TSA and worries of …

Double Amputee Humiliated by TSA Agents, Says Congressman Double Amputee Humiliated by TSA Agents, Says Congressman
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Congressman Duncan Hunter, representative for California’s 50th congressional district, this week wrote a terse letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole. The letter detailed an account of alleged mistreatment of a wounded marine by TSA officers and demanded …

TSA Screeners To Be Booted Out of US Airport TSA Screeners To Be Booted Out of US Airport
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In November 2010, the federal Transportation Security Administration put a freeze on airports opting to use privatized security services instead of the agency’s own employees, but a provision in a Senate bill passed last month has opened the door for …