Alec Baldwin’s TSA Twitter Tirade

Alec Baldwin isn’t a happy camper. On his way back from the Bahamas with wife and 5-month-old daughter, the actor took to Twitter to explain why his trip back from the Bahamas wasn’t full of sunshine. On the flight back…

The TSA Found 1,477 Loaded Guns in Carry-Ons Last Year

Most government agencies are controversial. Chances are good that if you just start throwing out letters – EPA! IRS! DHS! – you’ll touch on something that could easily cause a Thanksgiving dinner argument. Of course, the Transportation Security Administration is…

LA Airport Shooting Suspect Denied Bail

On Wednesday morning, U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bristow ordered Paul Ciancia, the man who killed one TSA agent and wounded two others at the Los Angeles airport, detained until his next court hearing on December 18 due to the flight…

Air Marshal Arrested for Taking Pictures Up Women’s Skirts

If you think the only invasions of privacy you have to worry about when flying are being patted down by TSA agents and going through body scanners, think again. A federal air marshal was arrested on Thursday after someone reported…

Federal Air Marshal Arrested For Being A Peeping Tom

With the popularity of smartphones came the unfortunate reality that nothing one does is private anymore, and anything done in public can easily be photographed, recorded, and uploaded to the web for millions to see. Now, a U.S. air marshal…

TSA Precheck Program Expanding: Twitter Reacts

Yesterday the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced plans to expand its precheck program – Pre✓™ – to an additional 60 airports. The program is currently available at 40 airports nationwide. Those 40 will be getting additional precheck lanes with the…

TSA PreCheck Program Might Make Flying Just A Bit Easier

Travelling is a fantastic thing; meeting new people, seeing new places, and gaining new perspectives through new experiences are just a few of the perks. Planes have brought great things to the table in terms of traveling; they have made…

The TSA Has an Instagram Account for Stuff They Took from People at Checkpoints

Whether or not you agree that the Transportation Security Administration routinely upholds its core values of integrity, innovation, and team spirit – let’s face it, the organization is a big part of our lives. And while TSA tactics aren’t always…

Chewbacca: TSA Takes Away Light Saber Cane

Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew ran into some trouble recently when he tried to go through an airport with a light saber-shaped cane. The TSA agents were wary about letting Mayhew through security with the cane and were close to confiscating…

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…