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  1. I lost all forms of id and now stuck
  2. Short Term Kidnap/Ransom Insurance?
  3. Entry to US on temporary Dutch passport?
  4. Why the patdown??
  5. Canadian through US Customs @LAX
  6. question on crossing US/CDN border
  7. Metal part used in trolley repair
  8. GE/SENTRI Clarification: One-way only, right?
  9. MMW preferred by DHS?
  10. NYT article on AA baggage handlers at JFK
  11. Mileage run to Mexico?
  12. GRB security 'CLOSED FOR LUNCH'!. Come back at 1:05 pm
  13. help with packing and declaring food/meds, and that 311 bag
  14. UVF (St Lucia) security
  15. Flying with a one way ticket?
  16. Going thru USA (liquids)
  17. Flying soon but i have no id
  18. Help TSAstatus.net build out a list of airports
  19. Help regarding medicines and spices
  20. New Passport With Defective Photo
  21. Can you carry-on a pie?
  22. best place to pack an AK47 empty shell
  23. Woman, 85, claims strip-search at JFK airport
  24. Avoiding TSA on visit to USA questions
  25. Global Entry newbie questions
  26. Sikh Coalition's Guidance on TSA Procedures
  27. new flyer questions - autism, kids, food, meds, electronics!
  28. manilla envelopes "confidential"
  29. Lost drivers license
  30. Steel Faceplate in Carryon?
  31. US Airways says it's OK to be forced to stand up for a 7-hour flight
  32. Global Entry in ATL
  33. Carry-on item question
  34. DFW
  35. How is LAX T1 for security?
  36. Advice for ABQ?
  37. Flying with temp driving license
  38. LAX T4 (AA & QF): Permanent Third Checkpoint?
  39. Declaring purchased goods after the fact?
  40. TSO swears at pax at IAD
  41. Strange things confiscated by security
  42. Terrorist Turkey Warning from DHS!
  43. Trusted Traveler w/ Companion
  44. News From Europe
  45. HKG PIck Pockets Inside Sterile Zone
  46. Anybody Seen any "Bravo" Exercises Lately?
  47. FAMs are "gone"?
  48. Airport agents and visa requirements
  49. Security of your carry on luggage
  50. Ugggh. Flashlight woes.
  51. Pocket Lint Causes Patdowns, according to photography magazine columnist
  52. Refund if scopes installed?
  53. Expedited airport screening for US military in the works
  54. First down the Jetway at select airports
  55. Title "Mr" appears as middle name
  56. ATL passport control is a pleasure.
  57. EU sets limits on body scanners
  58. They really need some hand sanitizer at the GE machines
  59. TSOs and Bluetooth headsets
  60. Are Regional Jets as safe as Mainline?
  61. Global Entry member passport checked at exit
  62. Screening Question Spouse Had DBS Surgery
  63. Pistole's speech at George Washington University
  64. Bringing a checked gun on a Delta flight
  65. TSA Pre✓ Expanding To Three More Airports
  66. I Almost Forgot.......
  67. Ticket or visa first?
  68. I have dual citizenship and I need help with the British Airways Advance Passenger
  69. Are USA passports stamped upon entrance to USA?
  70. TSA says "They don't take nude images anymore!"
  71. Connecting ATL PHL
  72. Non US resident, domestic US air travel, lost ID
  73. GE for British/UK citizens
  74. Global Entry - Infant?
  75. Gate pat downs at TPA
  76. DHS now in Hotels
  77. Fear of Flying
  78. tsa lock missing
  79. TSA may be downplaying WBI cancer risks
  80. checking in contact lens solution
  81. Dog Food and USDA Beagle
  82. Holloween
  83. USA finger print scanners - any problems using a different country's passport?
  84. Sometimes we need a chuckle: A Halloween cartoon
  85. CPAP machines
  86. New FAA Threat level
  87. Security in Canada/US attitude to Gift Wrapped Present
  88. Airport Security View Towards Having a Bag full of Vitamins
  89. What is acceptable ID?
  90. TSA at Harvard Square MBTA Station 10/25/2011?
  91. RE: Is a UPS a restricted item?
  92. "Get your freak on girl" writes TSA agent..
  93. LGW South Terminal: Use of NoS?
  94. New Global Entry process at LAX?
  95. Many thanks to everybody in TS&S
  96. Has anyone successfully gotten a Global Entry card AFTER enrolling in GE?
  97. Global Entry - Error message
  98. Concealed handguns on Amtrak
  99. Possible to use flight history tracks to analyse possible near miss?
  100. ORD TSO: "This is not an X-Ray Machine"
  101. Security gate questions on flying out of LAS
  102. How much radiation are you exposed to on a plane?
  103. TSA and "travel" laundry detergent
  104. BOS opt-out, carryon not in sight
  105. AIT & Pregnancy
  106. CATSA question - Travel with Ice Packs?
  107. Garment Bag Carry Ons?
  108. Help--Trip in 1 Week while Passport Languishes at Charleston Passport Agency
  109. CDG fun
  110. Number of bottles of liquid
  111. Currently have Global Entry, requested a card -- now I need to interview again?
  112. portable breastpump as carry on
  113. Liquid checks at the gate at SLC
  114. Getting into US under VISA Waiver while having a b1 visa
  115. Is Pimento Cheese a liquid?
  116. TSA Random Gate Inspection - Where to File Complaint?
  117. Triple "L". I actually feel human again!
  118. Who has flown BWI in the last week or so?
  119. TSOs out on the AOA? Good heavens.
  120. I got finally got SPOTed
  121. Pass TSA checkpoint with a Torah pointer in carry-on (link to pic inside)?
  122. handcuffs in carry-on: yes or no?
  123. Useful tips for safety traveling
  124. Global Entry - Customs form with Non-GE member
  125. What's Difference Between WTMD Alarm 'Pat' Down and Opt-Out 'Pat' Down?
  126. 'SSSS' on boarding pass
  127. PHL - Going into the "wrong" terminal
  128. Ripped US Passport
  129. Round-tipped scissors ok to fly?
  130. Actual Day 1 Experience with Trusted Traveler at DFW gates C 26-39!
  131. Consumption of large amounts of Alcohol on planes
  132. Bass Guitar as Carry-On for Delta flight?
  133. WSJ: Training for a Plane Crash
  134. Carry-on beef to AMS
  135. How to pack Play-Doh
  136. No cookies for TSO's (naughty OR nice)
  137. Are the "warning" pictures for WBI still required in the queues?
  138. Speaking of scanners and backscatters... LHR
  139. Getting 2 dozen cupcakes through secuity at DCA
  140. How to remove stickers from passports?
  141. Baby ettiquette/rules
  142. best/worst Canada airports (non-US)?
  143. LAX Customs recently, any additional major headaches?
  144. L-Word Star Kicked Off Southwest Flight For Kissing Girlfriend
  145. How to carry RX Insulin-type medicine
  146. wallets
  147. Airports to Avoid for Carrying Baggage Counters to TSA Screening / Inefficiencies
  148. How to "Declare" a liquid > 3.4 oz.
  149. How do you feel about MMW vs Backscatter?
  150. TSO Cancer Cluster at LAX?
  151. Security and ID for 16 year olds?
  152. US Passport Renewal at a Consulate or Embassy
  153. Opting out but not sending stuff thru xray until TSO is present?
  154. Terminal dump at MAN
  155. A Change we should like at YYZ - GE Kiosk
  156. Advise Your US Bank Prior to Travel ?
  157. VISA requirements for US citizens when connecting through Colombia
  158. What to do if you are robbed during airport screening in Canada (Toronto Sun Article)
  159. Airserv BP/ID check at IAD, top of escalators (again)
  160. Coca tea, worth the bother?
  161. Will carrying this in my checked baggages cause me trouble?
  162. New way to deal with TSA giving you lip about a NEXUS card
  163. PIT-Specific Security Questions/Advice
  164. Midnight taxi from Edsa Shangri la to the airport
  165. Lima Peru Airport Plastic Bags Policy
  166. liquids into airside
  167. Carry-on a pumpkin?
  168. Why was I tagged for carry-on bag search and patdown?
  169. TSA Agents Accused Of Being Bribed With Gift Cards To Help Drug Dealers
  170. Preferred security line for people with one bag???
  171. Why is there no security on Greyhound?
  172. TSA at Boston's Back Bay train/"T" station (BBY)
  173. Why do CBP officers keep singling me out for luggage searches?
  174. More Ineptitude: Public Announcement in AGS
  175. We are now allowed to check watches??
  176. Elite Status = less intensive screening
  177. Security with severe knee injury?
  178. Scanning fingerprints of US citizens?
  179. Hazardous materials in cargo area?
  180. Jet Bridge carry on inspections at HKG
  181. Got my license renewal in the mail today, can opt for Select ID
  182. Global Entry is soooo worth it
  183. Travelling with Lost ID - Any recent experiences?
  184. Can an unaccompanied 15 year old enter the U.S.?
  185. Anyone altering travel plans around 9/11?
  186. 300 new AIT units to be deployed
  187. New TSA question for women
  188. A serious question seeking a logical answer: Teamwork handling of belongings
  189. Fellow FFers - Are you seeing more opt-outs lately?
  190. self select success - bras setting off metal detectors
  191. Pronounce your name game leads to s-l-o-w SSSS at AUS
  192. Going Through Checkpoints With A Walking Boot?
  193. Using Global Travel Entry Kiosk- any experience?
  194. Want to help create a TSA "just the facts" resource?
  195. Security at Schiphol
  196. "Please do not remove [these bins]"
  197. NEXUS eligibility with misdemeanor (property) conviction
  198. Safety Question - DC9 Generators
  199. Mouse On Plane "diverts" KTM-BKK flight (let's have some fun)
  200. Global entry interview at NY Wine and Food Fest
  201. Connecting airports in Europe that don't force you to go through security again?
  202. Belfast - mandatory NoS like other UK airport?
  203. fingerprint scan
  204. Powder for drink OK for carry-on (TSA)?
  205. Duty Free Carry Or Not?
  206. DFW gets updated scanners
  207. Shoe removal now required at Beijing
  208. Name for Secure Flight
  209. Please Read: Important Information
  210. speculoos and tsa
  211. Avoiding WBI at ORD UA Terminal 1?
  212. BOS: a mixed bag (and how to address issue?)
  213. 2 False Pos @ CLT, Handled Extremely Well
  214. New Global Entry card - from where do they get your picture?
  215. Additional Costs of a NOS Free Route
  216. passport renewal question
  217. ?? Baggage Theft by Airline Employees ??
  218. Amtrak: Ask A Security Expert
  219. Started off TSA at FLL's day the right way
  220. Curious about aborted landing
  221. MCO Debacle
  222. Canadian (BC) driver's licence? No. Nexus? No. Costco card? OK!
  223. Opting Out?
  224. Yet Another Screening Fail (ALB/LAS Edition)
  225. Aeromexico FO arrested in MAD
  226. US's Parker: Expect TSA to Become Carry-On Police
  227. Adios, amigo: Raising a glass to original TS/S moderator, Cholula!
  228. Man Arrested for Feeding Pigeons Near Bob Hope Airport
  229. Email to Global Entry Members About New Trusted traveler program
  230. JFK T8 (AA) Friday, 8/19/11
  231. Back scatter/formal notice & public comment
  232. Which MMW's have been "updated"?
  233. Medicines on board
  234. First Air, crash
  235. Spray Sunscreen Aerosol
  236. TLV Security
  237. TSA: very effective?
  238. Dick Cavett Opt Outs Himself
  239. Cheaper explosives detection (and tastier, too)
  240. How does one identify the higher ranking clerks?
  241. Over The Top? Hawaiian Airlines Air Marshal goes Medieval on impaired passenger
  242. Service Animal Fiasco
  243. SFO T2 Metal Detector & Random Beep
  244. Airlines Endanger Passengers -- Again -- During Violent Storms
  245. Gorillapod through security
  246. Identity of SEA Current FSD for TSA
  247. Selective patdown for child alarming WBI
  248. RFID Global Entry Card procedure?
  249. The Name Game has made it to Lubbock
  250. Screening fail: Fireworks found on board WN flight