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  1. Airport agents and visa requirements
  2. Security of your carry on luggage
  3. Ugggh. Flashlight woes.
  4. Pocket Lint Causes Patdowns, according to photography magazine columnist
  5. Refund if scopes installed?
  6. Expedited airport screening for US military in the works
  7. First down the Jetway at select airports
  8. Title "Mr" appears as middle name
  9. ATL passport control is a pleasure.
  10. EU sets limits on body scanners
  11. They really need some hand sanitizer at the GE machines
  12. TSOs and Bluetooth headsets
  13. Are Regional Jets as safe as Mainline?
  14. Global Entry member passport checked at exit
  15. Screening Question Spouse Had DBS Surgery
  16. Pistole's speech at George Washington University
  17. Bringing a checked gun on a Delta flight
  18. TSA Pre✓™ Expanding To Three More Airports
  19. I Almost Forgot.......
  20. Ticket or visa first?
  21. I have dual citizenship and I need help with the British Airways Advance Passenger
  22. Are USA passports stamped upon entrance to USA?
  23. TSA says "They don't take nude images anymore!"
  24. Connecting ATL PHL
  25. Non US resident, domestic US air travel, lost ID
  26. GE for British/UK citizens
  27. Global Entry - Infant?
  28. Gate pat downs at TPA
  29. DHS now in Hotels
  30. Fear of Flying
  31. tsa lock missing
  32. TSA may be downplaying WBI cancer risks
  33. checking in contact lens solution
  34. Dog Food and USDA Beagle
  35. Holloween
  36. USA finger print scanners - any problems using a different country's passport?
  37. Sometimes we need a chuckle: A Halloween cartoon
  38. CPAP machines
  39. New FAA Threat level
  40. Security in Canada/US attitude to Gift Wrapped Present
  41. Airport Security View Towards Having a Bag full of Vitamins
  42. What is acceptable ID?
  43. TSA at Harvard Square MBTA Station 10/25/2011?
  44. RE: Is a UPS a restricted item?
  45. "Get your freak on girl" writes TSA agent..
  46. LGW South Terminal: Use of NoS?
  47. New Global Entry process at LAX?
  48. Many thanks to everybody in TS&S
  49. Has anyone successfully gotten a Global Entry card AFTER enrolling in GE?
  50. Global Entry - Error message
  51. Concealed handguns on Amtrak
  52. Possible to use flight history tracks to analyse possible near miss?
  53. ORD TSO: "This is not an X-Ray Machine"
  54. Security gate questions on flying out of LAS
  55. How much radiation are you exposed to on a plane?
  56. TSA and "travel" laundry detergent
  57. BOS opt-out, carryon not in sight
  58. AIT & Pregnancy
  59. CATSA question - Travel with Ice Packs?
  60. Garment Bag Carry Ons?
  61. Help--Trip in 1 Week while Passport Languishes at Charleston Passport Agency
  62. CDG fun
  63. Number of bottles of liquid
  64. Currently have Global Entry, requested a card -- now I need to interview again?
  65. portable breastpump as carry on
  66. Liquid checks at the gate at SLC
  67. Getting into US under VISA Waiver while having a b1 visa
  68. Is Pimento Cheese a liquid?
  69. TSA Random Gate Inspection - Where to File Complaint?
  70. Triple "L". I actually feel human again!
  71. Who has flown BWI in the last week or so?
  72. TSOs out on the AOA? Good heavens.
  73. I got finally got SPOTed
  74. Pass TSA checkpoint with a Torah pointer in carry-on (link to pic inside)?
  75. handcuffs in carry-on: yes or no?
  76. Useful tips for safety traveling
  77. Global Entry - Customs form with Non-GE member
  78. What's Difference Between WTMD Alarm 'Pat' Down and Opt-Out 'Pat' Down?
  79. 'SSSS' on boarding pass
  80. PHL - Going into the "wrong" terminal
  81. Ripped US Passport
  82. Round-tipped scissors ok to fly?
  83. Actual Day 1 Experience with Trusted Traveler at DFW gates C 26-39!
  84. Consumption of large amounts of Alcohol on planes
  85. Bass Guitar as Carry-On for Delta flight?
  86. WSJ: Training for a Plane Crash
  87. Carry-on beef to AMS
  88. How to pack Play-Doh
  89. No cookies for TSO's (naughty OR nice)
  90. Are the "warning" pictures for WBI still required in the queues?
  91. Speaking of scanners and backscatters... LHR
  92. Getting 2 dozen cupcakes through secuity at DCA
  93. How to remove stickers from passports?
  94. Baby ettiquette/rules
  95. best/worst Canada airports (non-US)?
  96. LAX Customs recently, any additional major headaches?
  97. L-Word Star Kicked Off Southwest Flight For Kissing Girlfriend
  98. How to carry RX Insulin-type medicine
  99. wallets
  100. Airports to Avoid for Carrying Baggage Counters to TSA Screening / Inefficiencies
  101. How to "Declare" a liquid > 3.4 oz.
  102. How do you feel about MMW vs Backscatter?
  103. TSO Cancer Cluster at LAX?
  104. Security and ID for 16 year olds?
  105. US Passport Renewal at a Consulate or Embassy
  106. Opting out but not sending stuff thru xray until TSO is present?
  107. Terminal dump at MAN
  108. A Change we should like at YYZ - GE Kiosk
  109. Advise Your US Bank Prior to Travel ?
  110. VISA requirements for US citizens when connecting through Colombia
  111. What to do if you are robbed during airport screening in Canada (Toronto Sun Article)
  112. Airserv BP/ID check at IAD, top of escalators (again)
  113. Coca tea, worth the bother?
  114. Will carrying this in my checked baggages cause me trouble?
  115. New way to deal with TSA giving you lip about a NEXUS card
  116. PIT-Specific Security Questions/Advice
  117. Midnight taxi from Edsa Shangri la to the airport
  118. Lima Peru Airport Plastic Bags Policy
  119. liquids into airside
  120. Carry-on a pumpkin?
  121. Why was I tagged for carry-on bag search and patdown?
  122. TSA Agents Accused Of Being Bribed With Gift Cards To Help Drug Dealers
  123. Preferred security line for people with one bag???
  124. Why is there no security on Greyhound?
  125. TSA at Boston's Back Bay train/"T" station (BBY)
  126. Why do CBP officers keep singling me out for luggage searches?
  127. More Ineptitude: Public Announcement in AGS
  128. We are now allowed to check watches??
  129. Elite Status = less intensive screening
  130. Security with severe knee injury?
  131. Scanning fingerprints of US citizens?
  132. Hazardous materials in cargo area?
  133. Jet Bridge carry on inspections at HKG
  134. Got my license renewal in the mail today, can opt for Select ID
  135. Global Entry is soooo worth it
  136. Travelling with Lost ID - Any recent experiences?
  137. Can an unaccompanied 15 year old enter the U.S.?
  138. Anyone altering travel plans around 9/11?
  139. 300 new AIT units to be deployed
  140. New TSA question for women
  141. Global Entry Interview at HNL
  142. A serious question seeking a logical answer: Teamwork handling of belongings
  143. Fellow FFers - Are you seeing more opt-outs lately?
  144. self select success - bras setting off metal detectors
  145. Pronounce your name game leads to s-l-o-w SSSS at AUS
  146. Going Through Checkpoints With A Walking Boot?
  147. Using Global Travel Entry Kiosk- any experience?
  148. Want to help create a TSA "just the facts" resource?
  149. Security at Schiphol
  150. "Please do not remove [these bins]"
  151. NEXUS eligibility with misdemeanor (property) conviction
  152. Safety Question - DC9 Generators
  153. Mouse On Plane "diverts" KTM-BKK flight (let's have some fun)
  154. Global entry interview at NY Wine and Food Fest
  155. Connecting airports in Europe that don't force you to go through security again?
  156. Belfast - mandatory NoS like other UK airport?
  157. fingerprint scan
  158. Powder for drink OK for carry-on (TSA)?
  159. Duty Free Carry Or Not?
  160. DFW gets updated scanners
  161. Shoe removal now required at Beijing
  162. Name for Secure Flight
  163. Please Read: Important Information
  164. speculoos and tsa
  165. Avoiding WBI at ORD UA Terminal 1?
  166. Global Entry Website Trouble?
  167. BOS: a mixed bag (and how to address issue?)
  168. 2 False Pos @ CLT, Handled Extremely Well
  169. New Global Entry card - from where do they get your picture?
  170. Additional Costs of a NOS Free Route
  171. passport renewal question
  172. ?? Baggage Theft by Airline Employees ??
  173. Amtrak: Ask A Security Expert
  174. Started off TSA at FLL's day the right way
  175. Curious about aborted landing
  176. MCO Debacle
  177. Canadian (BC) driver's licence? No. Nexus? No. Costco card? OK!
  178. Opting Out?
  179. Yet Another Screening Fail (ALB/LAS Edition)
  180. Aeromexico FO arrested in MAD
  181. US's Parker: Expect TSA to Become Carry-On Police
  182. Adios, amigo: Raising a glass to original TS/S moderator, Cholula!
  183. Man Arrested for Feeding Pigeons Near Bob Hope Airport
  184. Email to Global Entry Members About New Trusted traveler program
  185. JFK T8 (AA) Friday, 8/19/11
  186. Back scatter/formal notice & public comment
  187. Which MMW's have been "updated"?
  188. Medicines on board
  189. First Air, crash
  190. Spray Sunscreen Aerosol
  191. TLV Security
  192. TSA: very effective?
  193. Dick Cavett Opt Outs Himself
  194. Cheaper explosives detection (and tastier, too)
  195. How does one identify the higher ranking clerks?
  196. Over The Top? Hawaiian Airlines Air Marshal goes Medieval on impaired passenger
  197. Service Animal Fiasco
  198. SFO T2 Metal Detector & Random Beep
  199. Airlines Endanger Passengers -- Again -- During Violent Storms
  200. Gorillapod through security
  201. Identity of SEA Current FSD for TSA
  202. Selective patdown for child alarming WBI
  203. RFID Global Entry Card procedure?
  204. The Name Game has made it to Lubbock
  205. Screening fail: Fireworks found on board WN flight
  206. Returning to US with Potentially Strange Package
  207. Travel Insurance for Hawaii
  208. French police are more lenient when it comes to drunks peeing on planes
  209. A tip for picture taking
  210. Watch Out For Larceny in the Air
  211. Man smuggling bear paws arrested at Vancouver airport
  212. 100 ml bottles through TSA
  213. Secure Flight twist: employer asking candidate DOB for booking interview trip
  214. [RANT] GE vs NEXUS Enrollment Fee
  215. Global Entry & Passport Renewal
  216. Risked Based Security for pax aged 12 and under
  217. Family traveling with infant, what to expect?
  218. Should a traveler alert TSA of an "SSSS" warning he has?
  219. Updating Your Delta Profile for New TSA Trusted Traveler Program
  220. Another pleasant arrival in Canada
  221. Newark/Miami Connections Security Checkpoints
  222. Closest airport to SAT that is "NoS-free"? Perhaps GRK?
  223. Foot fetish at SAT? Plus laughter about radiation exposure
  224. No ID check at TXL?
  225. How long to clear Customs to/from YVR?
  226. NoS and PHL
  227. Get your stuff back?
  228. TSA questions passenger who has fake head in his bag
  229. 3 arrested after fake bomb at Sky Harbor
  230. Presenting a US passport to the TDC?
  231. No More Form 6059B For Global Entry???
  232. TPA/Tampa International Airport getting new Scanners
  233. Playboy Playmate arrested with gun at checkpoint
  234. Is the transfer check as bad at ORD as it is at DFW?
  235. Carry-on Calipers?
  236. Adult passport app and can't find child passport
  237. Please somebody help!!
  238. IR cameras at BOS Logan?
  239. Travel Tip: Don't Tape Your Cell Phone to a Container of Paste-Like Substance
  240. Aug 8, 2011 NY Post: Crime is Soaring at JFK
  241. How to destroy/hammer an RFID chip in a passport
  242. Travelling with food kept chilled with "ice" packs
  243. Gibraltar/La Línea border - times, what to expect?
  244. Entering Schengen Area
  245. New opt-out record set at LAS?
  246. Global Entry Interview
  247. Live Video Uploads for Checkpoint Filmers
  248. Jetblue Expedited Security : Newark
  249. Kicked off Southwest flight for being emotional
  250. Passport Card