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What Happens When the TSA Gets Groped?

What Happens When the TSA Gets Groped? July 28, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
My, how the tables have turned! 61 year-old Yukari Miyamae was recently taken into custody after giving a TSA agent her own special pat down. After refusing both the body scanner and a pat down, Miyamae apparently grabbed the breasts of a TSA agent and twisted them. Yikes! Miyamae was then immediately...

Airports Now (Again) Allowed to Try and Opt Out of TSA

Airports Now (Again) Allowed to Try and Opt Out of TSA July 15, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
The confusion continues. After all the rule changes the TSA implemented last year, including new screening procedures that had a whole lot of people up in arms, they are now allowing airports to opt-out of their federal screening program. Well, sort of. According to MSNBC.com, the TSA has revised the...

Security “Checkpoints of the Future” Should Lessen the Hassles of Flying

Security “Checkpoints of the Future” Should Lessen the Hassles of Flying June 27, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Did you know that the average time spent going through airport security is 35 minutes? And we’re sure many of you have waited much longer than that. Not only is the waiting a pain, but how about taking your laptop out of your bag, removing your shoes and belt, and taking your jacket off? Then to...

The Ultimate TSA Showdown: Dogs, X-Ray Machines, or Mice?

The Ultimate TSA Showdown: Dogs, X-Ray Machines, or Mice? February 22, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Well here’s a fun piece of information: Israeli scientists are training mice to detect security threats in airports, and they’re far more effective than both x-ray machines AND dogs. The scientists have created a detector, sorta like a full-body scanner, but containing mice. Eight of them, and they’re...

Force The TSA to Remember the 4th Amendment: Wear Inflammatory Clothes

Force The TSA to Remember the 4th Amendment: Wear Inflammatory Clothes December 15, 2010 | Travel News, USA | Read More
Note, we do not advocate wearing inflammable clothes, because inflammable is the same as flammable and we don’t want anyone going up in a puff of smoke. But for those with room in their carry-on for a bit of snark, we came across these amusing bits of Fourth Amendment-related clothing. By using...

Lady Gaga Flaunts Metal Detectors, Breezes Through LAX Security

Lady Gaga Flaunts Metal Detectors, Breezes Through LAX Security October 4, 2010 | Las Vegas, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Lady Gaga perpetually shocks the public with her outrageous antics: meat dresses complete with head pieces, a hatred of wearing pants and an affinity for only wearing bras. And a day after stunning viewers at the VMAs earlier this month, Lady Gaga breezed through security with handcuffs attached to her...

Man Responsible for Newark Airport Kiss Chaos Pleads Guilty

Man Responsible for Newark Airport Kiss Chaos Pleads Guilty March 10, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Haisong Jiang, the man responsible for delaying 16,000 passengers in New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport faced his day in court yesterday. Jiang pleaded guilty to defiant trespassing, which comes out to a very minor offense that will be expunged from his record in five years. Jiang...

Playmobil Security Check Point: A Lesson for the Children

Playmobil Security Check Point: A Lesson for the Children January 26, 2009 | Travel Tips | Read More
Playmobil Security Check I may be a little late on this one, but a friend recently brought this priceless Playmobil Security Check Point toy to my attention. What better way to teach children (age 4-7) the realities of flying than with their very own security scene? As some of the reviews point out,...
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