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Is TSA Removing Backscatter Scanners? Nope

This morning ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize winning non-profit news organization, wrote about the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) quietly swapping certain Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) scanners from airports around the country, replacing them with other AIT scanners, implying that this is being done for health reasons.   ProPublica journalist Michael Grabell writes, “The TSA is not…

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Is A Talk Radio Host On A Secret TSA List Or Flagged For Something Else?

Ian Freeman, the co-host of Free Talk Live, a national libertarian political talk radio show broadcast on more than 100 radio stations, and four television stations, and candidate for State Representative from Keene, New Hampshire,  makes an interesting claim … he claims he is on a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Super Secret Special Searched list.…

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What Does The TSA Mean By “Resistance” In A Pat Down?

Yesterday reader Ron Bonner asked “exactly what [does] TSA means by “resistance” when telling a passenger they will feel up to their “resistance” during a pat down. I am interested in knowing if a standard TSA Pat Down requires the screener to make physical contact with a persons penis, scrotum, labia, anal region, or breasts.…

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Debunking TSA Mistreatment Of A Dying Woman

On the 2nd of October Michelle Dunaj, a 34 year old terminal Leukemia patient passed through Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) on her way to Hawaii for what she referred to as the “last trip of her life.”  Ms. Dunaj’s routine screening by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Sea-Tac has since become international news…

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A Frequent Flyers’ Positive Airline Customer Experience

Today’s post is directly taken, in it’s entirety from Peter Shankman’s blog (yes, I have his permission to post it here on Flying With Fish) and his story is one experienced by thousands of travelers every day, but stories we almost never hear of.  Why do we rarely hear stories like Mr. Shankman’s?  Because it…

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The TSA Hasn’t Rescinded Checkpoint Photography Policy

Over the past few days rumours have begun running rampant that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has rescinded its policy allowing photography of its security operations and checkpoints … these rumours are false.   The main source for the rumor that the TSA eliminated its policy is due to the agency’s website change over. Many…

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Are Tripods & Monopods OK For Airline Carry-On? Yes!

A common question from traveling photographers is can they bring their tripod or monopod on-board flight as a carry on item. As Flying With Fish has not covered this topic in a few years, I figured it was a good time to bring it up again, as the uncertainty photographers face seems to surface with…

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Reader Mail : Do All Planes Board From The Left Side?

Today’s reader mail comes from James O’Connor, in Glasgow, Scotland. James asks, ” I have just realized that I always board my flights from the front left door. Do all planes board from the left side? If so, is there a rationale for this?”   James, the answer is “mostly yes.”  Today all commercial airliners…

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Curious Case Of Explosive Contaminated TSA Gloves

Anyone who has been selected for secondary screening, or bag screening, by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is familiar with the agency’s procedures for swabbing of a Transportation Security Officer’s (TSO) gloves for traces of explosives following a pat-down or search of a bag.   But what does a passenger do when the gloves TSA…

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Know Who To Blame At The Airport, Its Not Always TSA

Travelers in the United States have come to blame everything on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). It seems no matter what the issue, the TSA is blamed, be it parking enforcement, gate agents, police, passport control … it all seems to land squarely on the TSA’s shoulders.   Does the TSA deserve to be blamed? …

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