Articles Tagged ‘TSA’

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...

Texas Becomes First State to Ban Excessive Airport Pat-Downs

Texas Becomes First State to Ban Excessive Airport Pat-Downs May 31, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It’s still a little too early to celebrate, but intrusive airport pat-downs are at least being brought to the forefront. On May 12, Texas became the first state to pass a bill that banned security from touching travelers in an “inappropriate” way, as reported by the Daily Mail. Under...

Cocaine in Diapers and Other Stupid Smugglers

Cocaine in Diapers and Other Stupid Smugglers April 22, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
The only thing more shameful about pretending to wear a diaper at age 22 is wearing a diaper containing $100,000 worth of cocaine. Karen Ramos was arrested on a JetBlue flight to Boston in late March for possession of drugs after giving conflicting answers about her travel at a Customs and Border Patrol...

Techs Forgot to Divide by 10, TSA Body Scanners Have to Be Re-Tested

Techs Forgot to Divide by 10, TSA Body Scanners Have to Be Re-Tested April 6, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Oops! Turns out the TSA’s new body scanners might not be quite as safe as originally thought. According to Switched, the most recent testing of radiation levels of the airport security devices was found to be 10 times higher than previously tested. How did this happen, you ask? Simple. The testers...

Shoe Scanners May Result in Passengers Being Allowed to Stay Laced Up

Shoe Scanners May Result in Passengers Being Allowed to Stay Laced Up March 28, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We know you love it when you have to remove your shoes going through security at the airport, which is why we know how sad you’ll be to find out this practice might become a thing of the past. As reported at Wired’s Danger Room, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made an...

Sexy Pat-Downs and Naked Ladies With Poodles: Are TSA Protests a Fad?

Sexy Pat-Downs and Naked Ladies With Poodles: Are TSA Protests a Fad? March 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
This week, Gadling published a round-up of 10 crazy videos and photos of TSA extreme: organized protests, and other people making a point. Of particular interest are the naked folks in Germany, and the 52-year-old lady decked out in her underwear sitting in a wheelchair with a poodle in her lap. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zFi18ioqYk[/youtube] I...

Putin Likes to “Joke and Laugh a Little”, But Not About Government Parody Videos

Putin Likes to “Joke and Laugh a Little”, But Not About Government Parody Videos March 9, 2011 | General, Travel News | Read More
Last month, a group of Russian custom officers from the city of Vladivostok put out a viral YouTube video (NOTE: NSFW)  poking fun at their lifestyles for being notoriously corrupt and riddled with bribes. The parody features blinged-out men driving fancy cars, topless women covered in customs forms,...

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...