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  1. LAX T4 (AA & QF): Permanent Third Checkpoint?
  2. Declaring purchased goods after the fact?
  3. TSO swears at pax at IAD
  4. Strange things confiscated by security
  5. Terrorist Turkey Warning from DHS!
  6. Trusted Traveler w/ Companion
  7. News From Europe
  8. HKG PIck Pockets Inside Sterile Zone
  9. Anybody Seen any "Bravo" Exercises Lately?
  10. FAMs are "gone"?
  11. Airport agents and visa requirements
  12. Security of your carry on luggage
  13. Ugggh. Flashlight woes.
  14. Pocket Lint Causes Patdowns, according to photography magazine columnist
  15. Refund if scopes installed?
  16. Expedited airport screening for US military in the works
  17. First down the Jetway at select airports
  18. Title "Mr" appears as middle name
  19. ATL passport control is a pleasure.
  20. EU sets limits on body scanners
  21. They really need some hand sanitizer at the GE machines
  22. TSOs and Bluetooth headsets
  23. Are Regional Jets as safe as Mainline?
  24. Global Entry member passport checked at exit
  25. Screening Question Spouse Had DBS Surgery
  26. Pistole's speech at George Washington University
  27. Bringing a checked gun on a Delta flight
  28. TSA Pre✓ Expanding To Three More Airports
  29. I Almost Forgot.......
  30. Ticket or visa first?
  31. I have dual citizenship and I need help with the British Airways Advance Passenger
  32. Are USA passports stamped upon entrance to USA?
  33. TSA says "They don't take nude images anymore!"
  34. Connecting ATL PHL
  35. Non US resident, domestic US air travel, lost ID
  36. GE for British/UK citizens
  37. Global Entry - Infant?
  38. Gate pat downs at TPA
  39. DHS now in Hotels
  40. Fear of Flying
  41. tsa lock missing
  42. TSA may be downplaying WBI cancer risks
  43. checking in contact lens solution
  44. Dog Food and USDA Beagle
  45. Holloween
  46. USA finger print scanners - any problems using a different country's passport?
  47. Sometimes we need a chuckle: A Halloween cartoon
  48. CPAP machines
  49. New FAA Threat level
  50. Security in Canada/US attitude to Gift Wrapped Present
  51. Airport Security View Towards Having a Bag full of Vitamins
  52. What is acceptable ID?
  53. TSA at Harvard Square MBTA Station 10/25/2011?
  54. RE: Is a UPS a restricted item?
  55. "Get your freak on girl" writes TSA agent..
  56. LGW South Terminal: Use of NoS?
  57. New Global Entry process at LAX?
  58. Many thanks to everybody in TS&S
  59. Has anyone successfully gotten a Global Entry card AFTER enrolling in GE?
  60. Global Entry - Error message
  61. Concealed handguns on Amtrak
  62. Possible to use flight history tracks to analyse possible near miss?
  63. ORD TSO: "This is not an X-Ray Machine"
  64. Security gate questions on flying out of LAS
  65. How much radiation are you exposed to on a plane?
  66. TSA and "travel" laundry detergent
  67. BOS opt-out, carryon not in sight
  68. AIT & Pregnancy
  69. CATSA question - Travel with Ice Packs?
  70. Garment Bag Carry Ons?
  71. Help--Trip in 1 Week while Passport Languishes at Charleston Passport Agency
  72. CDG fun
  73. Number of bottles of liquid
  74. Currently have Global Entry, requested a card -- now I need to interview again?
  75. portable breastpump as carry on
  76. Liquid checks at the gate at SLC
  77. Getting into US under VISA Waiver while having a b1 visa
  78. Is Pimento Cheese a liquid?
  79. TSA Random Gate Inspection - Where to File Complaint?
  80. Triple "L". I actually feel human again!
  81. Who has flown BWI in the last week or so?
  82. TSOs out on the AOA? Good heavens.
  83. I got finally got SPOTed
  84. Pass TSA checkpoint with a Torah pointer in carry-on (link to pic inside)?
  85. handcuffs in carry-on: yes or no?
  86. Useful tips for safety traveling
  87. Global Entry - Customs form with Non-GE member
  88. What's Difference Between WTMD Alarm 'Pat' Down and Opt-Out 'Pat' Down?
  89. 'SSSS' on boarding pass
  90. PHL - Going into the "wrong" terminal
  91. Ripped US Passport
  92. Round-tipped scissors ok to fly?
  93. Actual Day 1 Experience with Trusted Traveler at DFW gates C 26-39!
  94. Consumption of large amounts of Alcohol on planes
  95. Bass Guitar as Carry-On for Delta flight?
  96. WSJ: Training for a Plane Crash
  97. Carry-on beef to AMS
  98. How to pack Play-Doh
  99. No cookies for TSO's (naughty OR nice)
  100. Are the "warning" pictures for WBI still required in the queues?
  101. Speaking of scanners and backscatters... LHR
  102. Getting 2 dozen cupcakes through secuity at DCA
  103. How to remove stickers from passports?
  104. Baby ettiquette/rules
  105. best/worst Canada airports (non-US)?
  106. LAX Customs recently, any additional major headaches?
  107. L-Word Star Kicked Off Southwest Flight For Kissing Girlfriend
  108. How to carry RX Insulin-type medicine
  109. wallets
  110. Airports to Avoid for Carrying Baggage Counters to TSA Screening / Inefficiencies
  111. How to "Declare" a liquid > 3.4 oz.
  112. How do you feel about MMW vs Backscatter?
  113. TSO Cancer Cluster at LAX?
  114. Security and ID for 16 year olds?
  115. US Passport Renewal at a Consulate or Embassy
  116. Opting out but not sending stuff thru xray until TSO is present?
  117. Terminal dump at MAN
  118. A Change we should like at YYZ - GE Kiosk
  119. Advise Your US Bank Prior to Travel ?
  120. VISA requirements for US citizens when connecting through Colombia
  121. What to do if you are robbed during airport screening in Canada (Toronto Sun Article)
  122. Airserv BP/ID check at IAD, top of escalators (again)
  123. Coca tea, worth the bother?
  124. Will carrying this in my checked baggages cause me trouble?
  125. New way to deal with TSA giving you lip about a NEXUS card
  126. PIT-Specific Security Questions/Advice
  127. Midnight taxi from Edsa Shangri la to the airport
  128. Lima Peru Airport Plastic Bags Policy
  129. liquids into airside
  130. Carry-on a pumpkin?
  131. Why was I tagged for carry-on bag search and patdown?
  132. TSA Agents Accused Of Being Bribed With Gift Cards To Help Drug Dealers
  133. Preferred security line for people with one bag???
  134. Why is there no security on Greyhound?
  135. TSA at Boston's Back Bay train/"T" station (BBY)
  136. Why do CBP officers keep singling me out for luggage searches?
  137. More Ineptitude: Public Announcement in AGS
  138. We are now allowed to check watches??
  139. Elite Status = less intensive screening
  140. Security with severe knee injury?
  141. Scanning fingerprints of US citizens?
  142. Hazardous materials in cargo area?
  143. Jet Bridge carry on inspections at HKG
  144. Got my license renewal in the mail today, can opt for Select ID
  145. Global Entry is soooo worth it
  146. Travelling with Lost ID - Any recent experiences?
  147. Can an unaccompanied 15 year old enter the U.S.?
  148. Anyone altering travel plans around 9/11?
  149. 300 new AIT units to be deployed
  150. New TSA question for women
  151. Global Entry Interview at HNL
  152. A serious question seeking a logical answer: Teamwork handling of belongings
  153. Fellow FFers - Are you seeing more opt-outs lately?
  154. self select success - bras setting off metal detectors
  155. Pronounce your name game leads to s-l-o-w SSSS at AUS
  156. Going Through Checkpoints With A Walking Boot?
  157. Using Global Travel Entry Kiosk- any experience?
  158. Want to help create a TSA "just the facts" resource?
  159. Security at Schiphol
  160. "Please do not remove [these bins]"
  161. NEXUS eligibility with misdemeanor (property) conviction
  162. Safety Question - DC9 Generators
  163. Mouse On Plane "diverts" KTM-BKK flight (let's have some fun)
  164. Global entry interview at NY Wine and Food Fest
  165. Connecting airports in Europe that don't force you to go through security again?
  166. Belfast - mandatory NoS like other UK airport?
  167. fingerprint scan
  168. Powder for drink OK for carry-on (TSA)?
  169. Duty Free Carry Or Not?
  170. DFW gets updated scanners
  171. Shoe removal now required at Beijing
  172. Name for Secure Flight
  173. Please Read: Important Information
  174. speculoos and tsa
  175. Avoiding WBI at ORD UA Terminal 1?
  176. Global Entry Website Trouble?
  177. BOS: a mixed bag (and how to address issue?)
  178. 2 False Pos @ CLT, Handled Extremely Well
  179. New Global Entry card - from where do they get your picture?
  180. Additional Costs of a NOS Free Route
  181. passport renewal question
  182. ?? Baggage Theft by Airline Employees ??
  183. Amtrak: Ask A Security Expert
  184. Started off TSA at FLL's day the right way
  185. Curious about aborted landing
  186. MCO Debacle
  187. Canadian (BC) driver's licence? No. Nexus? No. Costco card? OK!
  188. Opting Out?
  189. Yet Another Screening Fail (ALB/LAS Edition)
  190. Aeromexico FO arrested in MAD
  191. US's Parker: Expect TSA to Become Carry-On Police
  192. Adios, amigo: Raising a glass to original TS/S moderator, Cholula!
  193. Man Arrested for Feeding Pigeons Near Bob Hope Airport
  194. Email to Global Entry Members About New Trusted traveler program
  195. JFK T8 (AA) Friday, 8/19/11
  196. Back scatter/formal notice & public comment
  197. Which MMW's have been "updated"?
  198. Medicines on board
  199. First Air, crash
  200. Spray Sunscreen Aerosol
  201. TLV Security
  202. TSA: very effective?
  203. Dick Cavett Opt Outs Himself
  204. Cheaper explosives detection (and tastier, too)
  205. How does one identify the higher ranking clerks?
  206. Over The Top? Hawaiian Airlines Air Marshal goes Medieval on impaired passenger
  207. Service Animal Fiasco
  208. SFO T2 Metal Detector & Random Beep
  209. Airlines Endanger Passengers -- Again -- During Violent Storms
  210. Gorillapod through security
  211. Identity of SEA Current FSD for TSA
  212. Selective patdown for child alarming WBI
  213. RFID Global Entry Card procedure?
  214. The Name Game has made it to Lubbock
  215. Screening fail: Fireworks found on board WN flight
  216. Returning to US with Potentially Strange Package
  217. Travel Insurance for Hawaii
  218. French police are more lenient when it comes to drunks peeing on planes
  219. A tip for picture taking
  220. Watch Out For Larceny in the Air
  221. Man smuggling bear paws arrested at Vancouver airport
  222. 100 ml bottles through TSA
  223. Secure Flight twist: employer asking candidate DOB for booking interview trip
  224. [RANT] GE vs NEXUS Enrollment Fee
  225. Global Entry & Passport Renewal
  226. Risked Based Security for pax aged 12 and under
  227. Family traveling with infant, what to expect?
  228. Should a traveler alert TSA of an "SSSS" warning he has?
  229. Updating Your Delta Profile for New TSA Trusted Traveler Program
  230. Another pleasant arrival in Canada
  231. Newark/Miami Connections Security Checkpoints
  232. Closest airport to SAT that is "NoS-free"? Perhaps GRK?
  233. Foot fetish at SAT? Plus laughter about radiation exposure
  234. No ID check at TXL?
  235. How long to clear Customs to/from YVR?
  236. NoS and PHL
  237. Get your stuff back?
  238. TSA questions passenger who has fake head in his bag
  239. 3 arrested after fake bomb at Sky Harbor
  240. Presenting a US passport to the TDC?
  241. No More Form 6059B For Global Entry???
  242. TPA/Tampa International Airport getting new Scanners
  243. Playboy Playmate arrested with gun at checkpoint
  244. Is the transfer check as bad at ORD as it is at DFW?
  245. Carry-on Calipers?
  246. Adult passport app and can't find child passport
  247. Please somebody help!!
  248. IR cameras at BOS Logan?
  249. Travel Tip: Don't Tape Your Cell Phone to a Container of Paste-Like Substance
  250. Aug 8, 2011 NY Post: Crime is Soaring at JFK