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Questions tagged [tsa]

'Transportation Security Administration', is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that exercises authority over the safety and security of the traveling public in the United States.

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Does Kapalua Airport (JHM) have a TSA checkpoint?

I took a plane from Kapalua Airport (JHM) to Honolulu (HNL) on 2019-01-27. I didn't go though the TSA at JHM. I wonder whether the absence of TSA is due to the current US shutdown. Does Kapalua ...
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Travelling to New Zealand via LAX - transfer questions

We're travelling for our honeymoon from London Heathrow to New Zealand next week, one booking of Virgin Atlantic to LAX, then Air New Zealand to Auckland (it was about £800 cheaper for premium going ...
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Can I go through an airport security checkpoint after my flight’s scheduled departure time?

If my flight is delayed, and I'm already checked in with only carry-on bags, will security allow me through the security checkpoint after my scheduled flight departure time? I've already seen this: ...
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Am I able to fly domestically within the US with just a B1/B2 Visa/Border Crossing Card without a passport?

I am a Mexican citizen in Mexico on the US border and cross almost weekly, so I am legally able to visit. My passport is currently expired and it takes some time to renew it. I am afraid TSA might not ...
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Carry On Policy for Travel Humidifiers - United Airlines

I am traveling to a state with dry air, and I was thinking of taking a travel humidifier with me. Can I carry something like this or this or this in my carry-on on a United Airlines flight? I ...
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How to move framed paintings by plane

I will soon move with two paintings by air. I'm afraid to check them to avoid damage. Last time I was able to bring them as carry-on and give it to the FA for the coat hanger. She did so grudgingly, ...
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Where can I purchase a TSA lock & what is the cost? [closed]

Where can I buy a TSA lock & how expensive are they?
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Is there a rule against taking food through TSA security checkpoints?

Twice in the last six months, when I went through the TSA checkpoint at San Jose airport, the screening agents specifically checked that I didn't have any food in my bags. The first time, I asked the ...
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Can I bring a wooden dough rolling stick onto the plane(carry-on)?

Here is a picture of what I am trying to bring onto the plane. I thought since it is wooden, it might pose a threat. I'd really appreciate any help. Flying from LGA, NYC, and I do not have any ...
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Am I allowed to carry caffeine pills on US domestic flight?

I bought those pills on Amazon and they're in the original bottle. (The seal is opened)
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Husband and Wife TSA PRE-Check Changes

Both husband and wife travel quite a bit and have always received TSA Pre-Check on both boarding passes until just recently (August 2018). We always book together yet this time one boarding pass was ...
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Which forms of luggage protection don't TSA and airline ticketing agents find objectionable? [closed]

I am sick and tired of airlines doing damage to my suitcases, telling me wheels, handles, and zippers are "only cosmetic" and then, adding insult to injury, making me sign a waiver before they'll ...
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curious about how CLEAR works [duplicate]

As I understand it, CLEAR is a service that'll let you skip to the front of the line. To get it you have to go to an enrollment center and have your biometrics taken. It's my understanding that this ...
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Can I travel within the US with reinstated I-20 and valid F-1 visa? [closed]

I have an F-1 international student visa which is still valid, and my passport is still valid, my I-20 is reinstated and my case is in the process. Can I still fly within the US? Will TSA agent ask ...
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How to avoid extra TSA check when flying with secondary ID

Flying within the US. My fiance only brought a temporary driver license with her which is considered a secondary form of ID by the TSA. On our first security check she had to go through an extra ...
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TSA PreCheck does not always show on my boarding passes

I have TSA PreCheck but it doesn't always print out on my Southwest boarding pass. This happens almost half the time. Is there anything I can do?
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Does CLEAR allow you to avoid the full body scanner?

TSA Pre-Check and Global Entry allow passengers to more or less avoid the full-body (millimeter wave) scanners and instead use metal detectors. You also don't have to take off your shoes or take out ...
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Can I take coffee that has been used and resealed?

I am going to Honolulu and then travel to a few places in America. Are you allowed to take coffee and use it at each destination, instead of having to buy some at each place?
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What does the TSA consider to be household cleaners?

When I was checking in online with Delta airlines, it was mentioned that household cleaners are restricted by TSA. What is TSA's definition of household cleaners?
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Can I bring poppers on an airplane?

Poppers as in amyl/isobutyl nitrate. Officially used as video head cleaner and nail polish remover and room deodorizers. Unofficial use as a sex aid. Can I bring them with me while traveling? Will TSA ...
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Why does TSA check IDs on US flights?

Flying out of an American airport I was surprised to learn that it's the security officials that verify if you have proper ID when you fly within the US, rather than the airline. I could understand ...
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TSA PreCheck for non-immigrants

I'm a business consultant on a non-immigrant visa in the USA. I have to travel every week for my job. Is there a way I could skip lines and opt for TSA PreCheck?
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Wireless router in checked or carry-on luggage

I bought a wireless router in the US which I plan to carry to Europe. My main issue is where to put it? I'm afarid of it being taken if it is in my backpack (since it does look like a thing to check ...
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Two letters of my first name transposed on boarding pass. Should I be worried?

My wife made a typo on my ticket where my name reads Micheal instead of Michael. Other than this everything is OK. I was able to use the ticket when leaving the USA, as I did not need this ticket to ...
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What forms of ID do I need to fly domestically from Arkansas after January, 2018?

My wife has an Arkansas driver's License, though it's not one of the new REAL ID licenses. The DHS says: Starting January 22, 2018, passengers who have driver's licenses issued by a state that is ...
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What Hours Are Newark Airport's Security Lines Open?

I have an upcoming flight leaving Newark Terminal B around 2am. How late are the security lines/TSA open?
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Why didn't my snowboard bag make it on the flight at O'Hare despite me arriving over 2 hours early to the airport?

I boarded at ORD (Chicago O'Hare) for a flight to Berlin Tegel via Zurich. I had 2 normal luggage items and one oversized item (snowboard equipment), which I checked in 2+ hours before departure. I ...
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TSA lock reset button stuck and now lock button is also stuck

I have a VIP skybag (I believe this does not matter). It has a 3-number TSA lock built into the suitcase. I know the combination to unlock, let's say it's 345. Recently it was locked and while there ...
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Security for US domestic flights conections

This is my first time traveling by myself. I'm aware that I have to go through Immigration the moment I set foot in the United States, but the State I arrive in is just a stop. Do I have to go through ...
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Does United Airlines have a smart suitcase ban that also bans those with removable batteries? [closed]

I have a Raden A22 carry on bag, and I'm flying on United. The Raden site says it is TSA-approved, and it has a removable battery. Have there been any new rules besides the ones affecting suitcases ...
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Is a bag of 6x4x2 (inches) dimensions 3-1-1 compliant?

It's a clear plastic bag, I am not sure how to translate 1 quart to dimensions. I've seen 1 quart bags on Amazon, and they're all of varying dimensions.
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Can I wear a lapel pin through airport security?

I usually leave my lapel pin in my suit jacket, but if necessary I can pack it into my check-in luggage. For a domestic flight within the U.S., is this something I need to worry about?
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TSA stopped observing certain PreCheck benefits at my airport

I fly through the same airport (BUR) on the same airline (Alaska) every month. This last trip the officers were not respecting PreCheck benefits. They were making PreCheck passengers remove laptops ...
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TSA unlock at airport?

My suitcase has a TSA lock. I checked it in unlocked, with the key is inside. After receiving the suitcase, it's locked. I can not unlock it, because the key is inside. What should I do? Will the ...
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What does TSA mean by “pivot point” when talking about shears/scissors in carry-on luggage?

I'd like to bring shears with me (as in the smaller hair shears like you can get at a pharmacy) in my carry-on luggage on a flight. This is what the TSA website says about scissors: If packed in ...
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Why were holes drilled into my luggage when I entered the US?

Around a month ago, I entered the US for the first time. A couple of days back, I was reorganizing stuff, and happened to notice three holes: punched into the side of the bag I had used while ...
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Can I ask to watch a TSA officer put on gloves?

Just yesterday I had a pat down from a TSA Officer because they detected some sort of substance in my carry-on bag. As a result I needed to be patted down and it was a more thorough pat down than I've ...
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Can I bring caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) in my checked-in luggage?

I will be going to the US and from what I've heard, caustic soda is quite expensive plus you have to drive long distances to get it. I'd like to engage in some personal 'pain and pleasure' with my ...
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How common is it for airport officers to steal valuables from luggage?

I've heard that this happens frequently with the TSA in the United States and almost always in checked-in bags. I'll be travelling soon to Los Angeles for a holiday and I don't know whether to be ...
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Can I travel within the US with expired I-20 and valid F-1 visa?

I have an F-1 international student visa which is still valid, and my passport is still valid, I just graduated and my I-20 expired 4 days ago. Can I still fly within the US? Will TSA agent ask about ...
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TSA and signing mobile boarding passes [duplicate]

If you go through security at the airport with a paper boarding pass, the TSA will look at your ID and then sign the pass with a pen, but if you use a mobile boarding pass, there is nothing for them ...
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Can you travel with fresh flowers on domestic flights in the US?

I will be traveling from Seattle to Florida (8 hour united flight with one layover) and would like to bring flowers along with me. Is this allowed or is it a hassle?
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Traveling to India from the US via Dubai with a Cardboard Box as Check-in Bag

I am moving from the US to India with a layover in Dubai (Emirates). I have an Indian passport. I was wondering if there would be any issues in checking in a cardboard moving box. The box would ...
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TSA Security for oversized items?

Recently I attempted to check in 50 minutes prior to a US domestic flight. But I was denied checking my suitcase and was told by the airline employee that I could only check baggage up to 1 hour ...
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Does a federal security clearance allow you to bypass airport security?

Since the implementation of TSA security checks, boarding an plane in the U.S. has become a major hassle and time-sink. It's not uncommon to wait in line for over 1-2 hours, then have to take off your ...
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ID required at the time I pick up my airline ticket

I'll be traveling to Dallas TX, but I'm still waiting for the state of Illinois to send me my hard copy of my driver's license all they gave me was a piece of paper with my picture on it. Can I still ...
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When/where should I tell TSA that I have gunpowder residue on my hands?

I visit the gun range on a regular basis. If I have a flight the next day, when/where should I tell TSA officers that I have been shooting at a gun range and therefore might have gun powder residue on ...
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flying out of US with four (4) mechanical keyboards

I am flying out of the US (to a European destination) and I need to take four (4) mechanical keyboards (computer keyboards) to a destination with me. Each of the mechanical keyboards has the size of ...
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My boarding pass has TSA Pre on it but no check mark. What does that mean?

My boarding pass says "TSA Pre" on it, but it does not have a checkmark like in the TSA Precheck logo. What does that mean? Can I still go through the precheck lane?
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Passing through security at US airport with a brand new laptop

If I am passing through US airport security with a brand new unopened laptop box. Will I have to take it out of the box or will letting it ride as a box be sufficient?