The TSA offered Sue Speck an early Christmas present when she checked in for a recent flight from Columbus to Los Angeles: a coveted Precheck designation on her boarding pass, which allowed her to avoid removing her shoes, taking out her laptop and most important, get around the agency's dreaded full-body scanners when she was screened.
What do you do if something goes wrong with your TSA screening? Here are a few helpful tips about the agency. Timing is everything when you've got a problem with your screening.
What annoys you the most about air travel?
When the Transportation Security Administration’s Pre-Check formally launches sometime this fall, its trusted-traveler program will already have the enthusiastic endorsement of frequent travelers — and an equally enthusiastic denouncement from privacy advocates.
Let's give the Transportation Security Administration one last chance.
Roberta Ling is a 73-year-old woman from Austin, Texas. Statistically, she's likelier to be the next Miss America than a terrorist. But that doesn't stop the TSA from harassing her whenever she flies.
Jim Davies agrees with me that the Transportation Security Administration desperately needs a top-to-bottom reform. Like me, he wasn't surprised when a Government Accountability Office study revealed widespread employee misconduct, including screeners involved in theft and drug smuggling activities, as well as circumventing mandatory screening procedures for passengers and baggage.