Do you have your TSA Precheck? If you travel a lot or even a couple times a year having this golden ticket is really a great benefit. I got mine a couple years ago when they had a place set up at Rick Husband International Airport.
I took a few days to visit my daughter in the Dallas area. This is the first trip I got to take since I obtained my TSA Precheck status. I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I didn’t feel having it leaving Amarillo was as important as heading back from Dallas last Wednesday.
According to reports from the Transportation Security Administration, the agency plans to clean a little house at the Newark International Airport by firing 25 employees and suspending 19 others for alleged misconduct.
In a seemingly related pair of stories, a recent internal TSA investigation revealed frequent security failures, while an ABC News story investigated rampant theft at the TSA.
Hundreds of travelers at New York’s JFK Airport who’d already gone through security screenings were forced to do the unthinkable — get in line and do it all over again. It happened Saturday when it was discovered that one of the TSA agents didn’t know his metal detector had been unplugged all morning.
We haven’t heard anything from the TSA about how many actual terrorist plots it prevented in 2011. In fact, we have no real report on how much safer it was to fly around the country in 2011 because of the efforts of our favorite, invasive security agency. What we do have, though, is a list of the ridiculous things they have taken from Americans who dare to forget what they’ve been carrying in thei