Facial Recognition Software Used By TSA Is Useless And Dangerous: Senators

Photo: Ting Shen/Bloomberg (Getty Images) The Transportation Security Administration is seeking to significantly expand the use of facial recognition technology at airport checkpoints and legislators are rightfully concerned. A letter signed by a bipartisan group of 14 senators was sent to Senate leadership on Thursday and calls for restrictions on the TSA. The lawmakers claim … Read more

TSA Throws Most Adorable Retirement Party For 8-Year-Old Bomb Dog

Image: TSA One of the Transportation Safety Administration’s “bomb-sniffing” dogs at Reagan National Airport was thrown a retirement party last week after working his final shift and leaving the force after long years in public service. The golden retriever named Messi has been diligently working for nearly a decade, and now that he’s retired will … Read more

California May End CLEAR For Airline Travelers

Photo: Bing Guan/Bloomberg (Getty Images) Who would have guessed that eliminating privatized airport security line-cutting would be a topic that would have Democrats and Republicans reaching across the aisle? California lawmakers introduced a bill in February that would ban CLEAR in its present form, according to POLITICO. While the bill has bipartisan support, major airlines … Read more

Texas Man Somehow Gets On Airplane Without Ticket

A Delta passenger from Texas somehow managed to use a child’s boarding pass to get on a flight from Salt Lake City, Utah to Austin, Texas; flight attendants caught onto his little scheme after he hid in multiple bathrooms shortly before takeoff. Salt Lake City police arrested Wicliff Fleurizard on March 17 after he was removed … Read more

Can We Just Throw In The Towel On Airport Security Theater Already?

Photo: Al Drago (Getty Images) The Transportation Security Administration is testing new self-screening checkpoint lanes at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. The new process promises passengers shorter wait lines without the hassle of taking off shoes and outerwear or removing electronics from carry-on bags. While the smoother procedure will be welcomed, it raises … Read more

Passenger Walks Through Empty Security Checkpoint To Board Flight Without Ticket

Photo: AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images (Getty Images) A woman got to trip to Los Angeles free of charge after she apparently strolled through an empty portion of an airport security checkpoint in Nashville and boarded an American Airlines flight to LAX without a ticket. However, the free-roaming flyer was met by law enforcement when the plane landed … Read more

Record-Breaking Number Of Guns Found At Airports For Third Year Running

Image: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times (Getty Images) The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it found 6,737 firearms at airport security checkpoints in 2023, beating a record that was only set in 2022. While it’s not illegal to fly with a firearm, there are strict guidelines that gun owners must adhere to, and … Read more