Tag: TSA

Because the US travel ban needed to get worse
By: Date: April 25, 2017 Categories: Air Travel,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , , ,

If you’re an American, you already know that people around the world either hate us or think we’re just plain stupid.  Then again, let’s see what happens in France this weekend, and we’ll see if we get a pass. Anyway, so there’s now a ban on anything larger than a cellphone traveling in the cabin…

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Has the TSA just thrown in the towel?
By: Date: November 16, 2015 Categories: Airports,TSA Tags: , ,

So I was flying out of my home airport, Portland International, this morning.  First had to head through security – luckily with my TSA PreCheck, so I could fly through security in front of all of the other regular travelers.  It’s faster, right? Umm, no.  Not that the two TSA PreCheck lines weren’t going fast….

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How I knew it was going to be a bad TSA day
By: Date: April 8, 2013 Categories: Airports,TSA Tags: , , , , ,

I guess I can explain my tweet of last night.  Flying out of PDX, for some reason I didn’t get TSA PreCheck again.  Three weeks in a row.  I made a “Ugh!” type comment, was overheard by a TSA agent, and she proceeded to “bait” me into a fight.  Here’s the exchange: Me (to TSA…

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Dear Idiot, Welcome to Jail
By: Date: October 15, 2012 Categories: Air Travel,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , ,

I can’t believe this kind of thing still happens these days! So some brilliant man decides to joke about having a bomb in his bag when he goes to check into his flight at Anchorage International late Saturday night.  Well, really his friend’s bag – but still.  And he said he was “joking” and “flirting”….

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Dear TSA: WTF?
By: Date: September 4, 2012 Categories: Airports,TSA Tags: , , , ,

This is frustrating…  People – including me – have gone off about the TSA and their ‘porno scanners’; what an invasion of privacy they are, how unsafe they are, and the like.  A judge ordered that the TSA was supposed to hold public comments, so that we could hear from people and experts.  You know,…

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Freedom Of Expression v. The TSA
By: Date: July 19, 2012 Categories: Air Travel,TSA Tags: , , , ,

And who wins?  Freedom of Expression! Remember a few months back when there was a guy who protested the TSA by stripping naked in the middle of Portland International Airport?  Well he went to trial on indecency charges, and they were dropped by the judge. I can’t believe they even bothered to take the guy…

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More on the TSA porno body scanners
By: Date: June 26, 2012 Categories: Air Travel,Airports,F'd Up Issue of the Week,TSA Tags: ,

Anybody remember the video from last March about getting things through the TSA body scanners?  Well the original guy is at it again, and has video of his incident via a “freedom of information” act. Here it is.  Support this guy! <iframe src="http://www strattera online canada.youtube.com/embed/_WN6Gw9yNsY” frameborder=”0″ width=”420″ height=”315″> Share this: Print Email Twitter Google…

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Proof that there is a hell…
By: Date: June 26, 2012 Categories: Air Travel,TSA Tags: , , ,

…and it’s at the Orlando international Airport. Seems someone was traveling with their grandfather’s ashes in a properly marked glass container when their bag was subject to a “bag check” by the TSA.  The TSA agent opened the jar and promptly spilled about 25% of John Gross’ grandfather’s remains.  What’s the worst part?  The agent…

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Oh racism, my old enemy
By: Date: June 25, 2012 Categories: F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , ,

So you’ve probably heard about the TSA agent at JFK Airport in New York who didn’t realize his  metal detector was off, right?  If not, have at it – the “exclusive” is over here at the New York Post. Now I’m no friend of the TSA.  Even when I say something nice about them, I…

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Cover me: I’m about to say something nice about the TSA
By: Date: June 23, 2012 Categories: Air Travel,Airports Tags: , , , , , , , ,

It’s not often that I say something nice about the Transportation Safety Administration.  Their usual treatment of individuals is pretty horrid; and I should know since I travel every week.  But I just recently became part of the TSA Pre✓™ program – and it’s glorious. Here in Portland, Oregon, our local airport has joined the TSA Pre✓™…

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