Frequent Flyers – The TSA Blog

Did you know the TSA has an official blog? I didn’t – I just found out today.

It actually has lots of interesting information such as these little bits of advice:

Forgotten or Lost IDs: If you have lost or forgotten your ID, you will still be permitted to fly as long as you help us verify you are who you say you are by answering a few questions.

Wrapped gifts are allowed, but not encouraged: Wrapped gifts are allowed, but we recommend waiting until you land. If there’s something in the gift that needs to be inspected, we may have to open it. Our officers try their best not to mangle the gift wrap, but it’s not a guarantee and it also slows down the line for everybody else when we have to do this. We’d rather unwrap the gifts that are under our trees.

I learned about the TSA Blog through this LinkedIn post urging people to opt out of the TSA full-body scanners. The blog also has a “week in review” section which shows you all of the cool/scary/weird/interesting things that the TSA confiscated that week. It is pretty interesting!

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