TSA regulations

2012 in Review: Worst Experience

by Chris on December 29, 2012

Worst travel experience in 2012? You know, things really weren’t so bad (save for TSA incompetence)
TSA at Dulles

Looking back on my 2012 travels, I feel fortunate. Very few problems cropped up on my 132 nights on the road, certainly nothing as bad as my husband getting pickpocketed in 2009, the Mexican projectile vomiting episode from 2010 or the New Zealand flight from hell last year. So now it’s down to nit-picking. I missed […]


Wondering how you’re going to handle TSA airport security during the holidays? A regulation refresher of what you can and can’t bring.
TSA Airport Security

This post previously appeared on Frommers.com “TSA bans holiday cheer,” read a tweet issued from a Transportation Security Administration (www.tsa.gov) spoof account at the beginning of December. And that’s not so hard to believe, as passengers struggle to endure the busy travel season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. What maddens people most? Long lines at security checkpoints […]

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Is a Trusted Traveler program, endorsed by the U.S. Travel Association, the security solution for the TSA?
Iris recognition, biometrics, airport security, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Last night marked the first time that I had flown since the TSA instituted the X-ray scanners and enhanced pat-downs. As I drove to the airport, I worried about my choices. Among my many concerns, I think the scanners violate privacy – yet who wants to be subject to a patdown that feels more like […]


The TSA formed after 9/11 to shield the skies from terrorists. Now, it seems, someone needs to protect us from the TSA. Why I’m glad I’m not flying this week.
TSA body scanners fail

I am so glad I am not flying this week. And that’s not just because of the typical Thanksgiving airport traffic that gives these particular seven days the nickname “amateur week.” No, I’m glad I don’t have to deal with airport security and the Epic Fail of the TSA’s new body scanners and “enhanced” patdown […]


After the underwear bomber, the TSA implemented regulations that seemed to make no sense. Here are the potential winners and losers with the changes.

The Twitterverse is abuzz with anger over the alleged Transportation Security Administration regulations that have been reportedly slammed into effect on international inbound flights since the foiled Christmas Day terrorist attack on an Amsterdam-Detroit flight. While the TSA website doesn’t have anything official on their website yet, news outlets such as the Associated Press are […]