Dr. Gridlock: TSA


Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 01/25/2014

TSA snared record number of guns in 2013

1,830 guns were confiscated at airport checkpoints last year.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  07:37 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tsa checkpoints

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 11/27/2013

What, no lines at the airport?

TSA trumpets its success by tweeting photo from Reagan National

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:24 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport, airport security, Holiday travel, reagan national, Transportation, TSA

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Tips for Thanksgiving travelers

Travelers about to begin their holidays wrote in with questions and comments on their escape plans.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving getaways, TSA, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Memorial fund created for slain TSA officer

A memorial fund has been created for Gerardo Ismael Hernandez, the first TSA officer to be killed in the line of duty since the agency was established.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, lax shooting, TSA

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/28/2013

No, no, no, to flying with this blade

Woman makes obvious mistake, tucking a knife in her carry-on at BWI airport.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, bwi, bwi airport, bwi knife, transportation security administration, TSA, tsa knife

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Stun gun is latest ‘Oops, I forgot’ at BWI

Passengers often say they forgot they were carrying weapons when they go to board flights

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, baltimore washington airport, bwi, transportation security administration, TSA

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013

‘Holy smokes, I forgot I had that!’

Guns are discovered frequently at TSA airport security checkpoints, but this week it was a machete at BWI

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, Airports, baltimore washington airport, bwi, bwi airport, bwi machete, transportation security administration, TSA, tsa checkpoints

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Loaded Beretta 9mm snared at Dulles

An Alexandria man is cited on a weapons charge after TSA finds a handgun in his luggage at Dulles

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport gun, Airports, Dulles Airport, dulles international airport, gun, gun intercepted, TSA, tsa checkpoint

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/28/2013

TSA has an app for that

The Transportation Security Administration has an app that offers information about airport delays and a way to e-mail TSA representatives questions.

By Lori Aratani  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, Holiday travel, travel apps, TSA

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Dulles to be enrollment site for expanded pre-check program

The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday it has expanded a program that allow travelers to move through airport security without having to remove their shoes and jackets and allow them to leave their laptops in their cases.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dulles international airport, pre-check, TSA

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 07/05/2013

TSA joins Instagram to show off items discovered at checkpoints

The TSA has begun posting photos of inert grenades, knives and stun guns to the photo-sharing service.

By Mark Berman  |  01:24 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, TSA

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Don't fly with fireworks

By Lori Aratani  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  4th of july travel, Airports, transportation security administration, TSA

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/06/2013

TSA won't allow knives on planes after all

The TSA has decided to scrap a controversial proposal that would have let travelers carry small knives onto planes.

By Mark Berman  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, TSA

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/23/2013

TSA delays change that would have allowed small knives

TSA officials have postponed changes set to go into effect this week that would have allowed passengers to bring small knives onto airplanes

By Lori Aratani  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airports, carry-on, knives, TSA

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 04/12/2013

House panel examines sequester's impact on air travel, security

House subcommittee seeks answers on the impact of sequestration on the flying public.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:12 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airports, TSA

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Loaded gun found at National Airport checkpoint

A traveler was cited after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on luggage at National Airport.

By Mark Berman  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, national airport, TSA

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Walking-cane sword surprises everybody at Dulles

Flyer told the TSA she didn't know that her trusty cane had a sword concealed inside.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airport, dulles, security, TSA

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/18/2013

TSA cautions college kids about key lime pie

TSA cautions college kids about key lime pie

By Ashley Halsey III  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, TSA

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 03/15/2013

TSA head stands by plan to let travelers carry small knives

The head of the TSA, appearing before a Congressional hearing on Thursday, reiterated support for the agency's plan to allow small knives and similar objects onto planes.

By Mark Berman  |  06:19 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airports, TSA

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/28/2013

TSA regularly finds loaded guns, hand grenades and more

The TSA regularly finds loaded guns, grenades, swords and other miscellaneous weaponry on people going through airport security. Including cannonballs, somehow.

By Mark Berman  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airports, TSA