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  1. London Evening Standard speculates on UK loss of US VISA Waiver programme
  2. Sudan seizes laptops at airport
  3. 727 damaged by hail Aug 10-YYC
  4. Air Canada Jazz pilot locked out of cockpit; door removed at hinges
  5. MSNBC commentary: Flying is like going to prison
  6. Duty Free Liquor Allowed on board?
  7. Passenger and Baggage Security Measures - US to Europe routes
  8. Guatemalan nationals get IDs with fake documents
  9. Does the liquid ban(carry-on) apply to frozen soup packed in dry ice?
  10. Does US immigration keep track?
  11. check contact solutions at gate for RJ?
  12. It's a "Bumb," (Pump) Not a Bomb!!!
  13. Have we paralyzed America's Best citizens by handing power over them to Americas leas
  14. How strict with UK carry-on bag dimensions?
  15. A380 test flight cancelled over technical glitch
  16. Very silly ORD Security scare (or, This kind of thing really isn't my bag mummy!)
  17. USA Today on Elite Security Lines
  18. Ads in Bins?!
  19. OK, which FT'er writes greeting cards?
  20. Travel History Subjects One to More Scrutiny?
  21. Overwhelm the check in baggage process
  22. Do US to UK flights now allow the normal carry-ons sans prohibited items?
  23. TSA stupidity in PHX
  24. Starbucks coffee in flight--plane lands safely!
  25. BA Loses Athlete's Leg
  26. Chertoff wants more passenger data
  27. Crew Allowed to board gels/liquids, etc.
  28. Would somebody in Washington please redirect at least one penny...
  29. Security in Amsterdam- flight to US
  30. National Guard at gates doing 2nd checks now?
  31. Water fountain disabled in terminal
  32. Good Guys Win! Photos allowed at Train Station!!!
  33. Not that this would work, but...isn't ice a solid?
  34. NYTimes: British plot more hype than reality
  35. Rumor from discussion with TSA at ORD
  36. What are the airline lobbyists doing?
  37. Shoe inserts
  38. The Stupid Security Awards
  39. Granny's Meds Scooped at YYZ
  40. Going to BRU and avoiding LON - worth it?
  41. Passengers kept on plane with suspected bomb
  42. First major crash in since 11/01: Terrorism & TSA related?
  43. Non-prespription meds update
  44. Pre-flight check in times
  45. TSA checks in jetways
  46. NY Times: "Forget Legroom. What About More Water?"
  47. So what if I have been on a farm ?
  48. How about liquids from other planes?
  49. Don't flush an iPod or you're really in for it
  50. Entry into Dubai with israeli stamps in passport?
  51. report: liquid explosive plot far-fetched
  52. diabetes .........insulin on the plane need permit
  53. 15 Rx meds in my carry-on, okay?
  54. Are "Smoke Hood" (fire)escape hoods allowed in carry-on?
  55. The Price of Security - Monday, August 28th, 8pm ET/PT Discovery
  56. Can I check in a car battery?
  57. REALLY stupid TSA agent at LAX
  58. Duty Free from SFO to BKK via NRT
  59. Would like to bring telescope on-board domestic flight...Foreseeable issues?
  60. Comair Flight 5191 LEX-ATL crashes in Lexington, 49 dead, 1 survivor
  61. Bomb scare at Ottawa airport just an iPod
  62. Another list - and Dave Nelson finally gets a break.
  63. What about cameras?
  64. PDX Airport threat, and why TSA is a joke
  65. Be careful what you say
  66. Change your gloves, please!
  67. Pax not happy with impact on checked bags
  68. Another case of comics
  69. Is the press tide turning?
  70. Motive Is EVERYTHING!
  71. Shirt to wear when you are traveling
  72. Toothpaste ban solved; now what about deodorant?
  73. Something for you conspiracy freaks to chew over:)
  74. New TSA Idiocy: "Beverages received on the plane may not be carried off the plane."
  75. Summary of Friday's Diversions
  76. Personal Observations -- Post 8/10 at the Airport
  77. Experts: Hand luggage rules 'don't reduce risk'
  78. Ryanair seeks $5.7M over security
  79. Too many diversions and delays to count today!
  80. Ultrasonic device can ID liquids
  81. Diversions - New FAM Procedures
  82. CO 52: Traces of dynamite found on checked baggage
  83. Attention flyers - carry the Geneva Convention with you when you travel
  84. AA 55 - MAN-ORD diverts to BGR
  85. CBP: Welcome home, yooz a terr'ist aint ya?
  86. Picket The Airports!
  87. Can or no Can?
  88. Possible new security procedures...
  89. TSA says checked luggage bomb detectors overwhelmed...
  90. live lobsters ok its the water gel packs were worried about
  91. TSAers abandoning their post leads to passenger's arrest
  92. Ryanair seeks compensation for security crackdown
  93. Mass murder in the skies: was the plot feasible?
  94. Police probe security alert on Aer Lingus flight
  95. Pax held 7 hrs on VS flight; instead of providing water, police called
  96. TSA is installing the baggage screening system at PHX
  97. BRU restrictions - think they'll change?
  98. Official term for TSA: Security Theatre
  99. "11-year-old Proves Locks Not So Secure"
  100. WaPo: FAMs to go casual
  101. Bruce Schneier essay: "Refuse to be Terrorized"
  102. Asia and The West: Different approaches?
  103. Carbon Monoxide Leak at Hotel
  104. DHS Follies cont.: Man Facing 2nd Deportation Finds He's U.S. Citizen
  105. Game - Guess the next airline to divert
  106. TSA and remove shoe requirement
  107. Tucson TSA
  108. Bose noise reduction headphones in carry-on?
  109. Bring Liquids On-Board Legally By Absorbtion.
  110. Security when transiting through LHR?
  111. Any luck with OTC "prescriptions?"
  112. TSA to Maintain Its Ban on Liquids and Gels
  113. Something smells at MIA
  114. Is there a Carry-on Replacement for Hair Gel?
  115. Another Rant About MIA Security
  116. Asian MEP says he was 'treated like a terrorist while travelling'
  117. NW Agent called a "deputy" on me for violating "security"
  118. Partial summery of call to TSA Contact Center
  119. Explosives on a Plane not a Danger
  120. NW flight from AMS-BOM
  121. Dear TSA...Why we want to keep our shoes on
  122. Update On Huntington Airport "Explosives"
  123. Screen THIS
  124. Contact Lens solution now allowed
  125. A plea...
  126. Interesting article
  127. NYT: Plane Diverted Back to Amsterdam
  128. Real?
  129. Air at MSP airport being tested after 19 fall ill inside
  130. Passenger reports herself to TSA for entering through exit--everyone rescreened
  131. Cant the ACLU help us?
  132. Airport rules 'costing musicians'
  133. Forget the Bottled Water- 60% of Screeners Fail TIP test.
  134. After all, cleanliness is next to godliness
  135. Lap tops out of bags?
  136. NWA AMS - BOM returns to AMS
  137. British Pilot Offloaded from Continental Flight. Racist Paranoia or "Security"?
  138. Orange Juice Question
  139. Connecting the dots and privacy...
  140. LGA-ATL flight diverted because of a bottle of water
  141. How far in advance to Philly Intl?
  142. How often does TSA mix-up articles among searched bags?
  143. Ryanair's one-photo summary of the new security procedures
  144. Future bookings
  145. Parody: Leaving on a Jet plane, TSA style
  146. Seen the new TSA website? "Our Approach - Unpredictability"
  147. How I brought aboard a bottle of water...
  148. Funding for the terror plot from South Africa? Paging GUWonder
  149. Fly thru SJU: Would you check or carry-on?
  150. More info on where your tax dollars are going...
  151. Baking Soda in lieu of toothpaste?
  152. FAM Giveaway
  153. Would Lavatory Chemical Sensors Improve In-Flight Security & Ease The Liquids Ban?
  154. Perhaps another reason to do away with shoe removal?
  155. UA supports this madness
  156. Today's NY Times letter to the editor re: security
  157. Blogged stopped from taking photos on BA
  158. Wait times at DFW transiting throughF Gatwick
  159. Now your government wants to know what size bed you sleep in
  160. FAM hearsay - but I'll throw it in anyway....
  161. When will TSA ban on liquids/gels end?
  162. Latest security slowdown
  163. TSA fines
  164. Saline Spray Is Legal
  165. Tip Of The Hat To The Updated, Re-Formatted, User Friendly & Informative www.tsa.gov
  166. Liquids wont set off metal detector
  167. eWeek: the Art of Checking Your Laptop as Luggage
  168. O.T. - Snakes on YOUR plane Safety Card!
  169. DCA TSA Videos: "Shoe removal not mandatory"
  170. TSA Wait Times - BWI - Tuesdays - Accurate?
  171. Carryon cooler with blue ice ice pack
  172. Flight crews traveling as pax bringing drinks on board?
  173. Frozen Bottled Water?
  174. Is denture adhesive allowed in carry on?
  175. Are we really at risk from snacks on a plane?
  176. Pilots and airline staff vent fury over ‘shameful and stupid’ security
  177. I can't carry on toothpaste, but DHS dines with JonBenet pedophile suspect in Thai J?
  178. Why can't you bring stuff onboard that is purchased in the "sterile" area?
  179. Do they really care if you bring water on board?
  180. Another emergency landing
  181. DHS follies cont.: Brown people stopped from going to Disneyland by ATL ICE
  182. What's the rationale behind the new hand-baggage size limits ex-UK?
  183. Suspicious pair taken off plane at Manchester - fear wins
  184. TSA testing new security technologies
  185. Gate Agent comment about the 'new' carryon restrictions...
  186. First chance to post on the new restrictions
  187. disposable terrorists and fake plots
  188. TSA = Thousands Standing Around
  189. Tooth Powder
  190. Poor Form By Aussie Airports To Adopt Higher Security.
  191. Duty-free allowed at SFO pier G, including liquids
  192. What's the elite line status at DCA like these days?
  193. International (Asia) rules??
  194. Current carry-on policy to/from UK airports?
  195. Has anyone had any success with the "these are orthopedic" shoes ploy?
  196. Puffer and shoe removal
  197. Give GE all your private info & "You Can Leave Your Shoes On", avoid gonorrhea
  198. German Suitcase Bombs Were Primed to Go Off, Kill on Regional Train
  199. Every Airport Traveller to be Fingerprinted in Europe
  200. LHR Security Wait-Times and Procedures
  201. What compels people to read barf bags?
  202. UMUC offers homeland security degrees - training for DHS and TSA?
  203. Is Food Allowed?
  204. What's Permissible In Carry-On and Checked Luggage?
  205. MKE TSA allows water on a plane! Does common sense prevail?
  206. Heads-up in Houston: SPOT program
  207. It's been a week and nothing's better
  208. Washington Post on Pax Reactions to Bans
  209. Travel industry asks for delay in new passport requirements
  210. Bottled Water
  211. How are DIAMOND BUYERS transporting what they used to hand carry from overseas?
  212. Air Travelers Discovering What Will and Won't Fly
  213. Charles Peña: Flying the Unfriendly Skies
  214. What's the deal with this West Virginia thing?
  215. Today's terminal dump brought to you by Huntington, WV
  216. I think those complaint letters to TSA must work.
  217. How much lead time are people giving themselves at the airport?
  218. Infant Tylenol
  219. MCI security wait-times/procedures
  220. Airport security checks to extend across EU
  221. Great job you're doin', Hawley!
  222. 35 mm film and the new ban -- what to do?
  223. Another Photography Ban
  224. SPOT program has already resulted in a lawsuit
  225. The future of airline security
  226. TATP, Synthesis, and the British Plot: An Analysis
  227. Avoid Southwest at BWI...
  228. Who is Lobbying for More Intelligent TSA Practices?
  229. Never yell at the TSA
  230. Better Security? Why Not Implemented?
  231. Electronic Car Keys (And "Fobs")
  232. abc news-babies are the next banned item
  233. I nearly started yelling at a TSA guard
  234. Flights to US Currently Delayed By US Government Pax Manifest Demand?
  235. Interview with Chertoff (from July 2006)
  236. My thoughts on the whole Water Ban and Security.
  237. cockpit door
  238. Port (of Seattle) terminal evacuated over possible bomb
  239. Your time or Corporate time?
  240. Radioactive injection causes Vancouver man to trip border alarm
  241. Pat-downs (female) post 8/10
  242. Shoe policy - Contradictary information
  243. Non-prescription "prescriptions"
  244. Liquid restrictions vs. tube-fed pax?
  245. If you were a DHS/TSA director...
  246. UAL Baggage weight restrictions still waived or not?
  247. United res agent told me pills are banned as well!
  248. TSA Checking ID's a good thing
  249. 12-year-old boards plane without ANY documents
  250. The real reason for the shoe carnival