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