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Here's a math problem for you to solve: Eastport and Westport are 2000 miles apart. A passenger departs Westport on Airplane A, carrying a homemade apple pie, traveling east at 600 mph. One hour after Plane A leaves, Plane B departs Eastport, traveling west at 800 mph, carrying a passenger who has a fresh-baked pizza pie. When would the two planes pass each other?

There’s no wrong answer when it comes to traveling with pie! Celebrate Pi Day by bringing your favorite version (savory, sweet, or both) through the security checkpoint in your carry-on luggage. ...
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Working dogs have long been an important part of life in arctic areas. Early canines served as hunting partners, camp protectors, and sled pullers. In fact, sled dogs have been in use for over 1,000 years, and they continue to be used in rural parts of Alaska, Canada and Greenland.

Carrying on that historic tradition are this playful pair, Messi-Masi (left) and Jjackman. These modern working dogs are explosive detection canines at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) where they help keep airline passengers safe.

Since 2001, TSA has trained explosives detection canine teams to operate in the aviation, multimodal, mass transit, and cargo environments. Once trained, these teams can quickly locate and identify dangerous materials that may present a threat to transportation systems.

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As the saying goes, we all wear masks. Sometimes that mask takes the form of a false persona we create to hide our true selves. Sometimes it’s just a mask (Halloween, anyone?). And sometimes it takes the form of a prop from “Nightmare at the Beauty Salon.” …
This recent inquiry to our AskTSA team came from a passenger who wanted to travel with an LED light therapy mask. Electronic beauty devices, such as this item, are permitted through the security checkpoint in carry-on luggage. We only ask that you not wear it during the screening process… that’s not allowed (and could scare someone out of their skin). …
Do you have questions on traveling with a certain item? Simply snap a picture and tweet it to AskTSA, or send it via Facebook for an answer. Our friendly, helpful team is available 365 days a year, from 8am-10pm ET on weekdays, and 9am-7pm on weekends and holidays.

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Valentine's Day is a wonderful time to remind that special someone how you feel. A romantic card is a lovely thought, as are flowers and candy. Or perhaps jewelry is a more appropriate sign of your strong affection.

Alternatively, you could take a lesson from a passenger at Colorado Springs Airport (COS) and give your sweetheart a big ol' bag of martial arts weapons! This carry-on goody bag, presented to our TSA officers at the security checkpoint, included an ax, throwing star, double-edged dagger, and machete. Safe travels, you romantic fool!

Remember, martial arts weapons are prohibited from being carried through the security checkpoint and onto a flight. Save yourself the hassle of additional screening by placing them in your checked bags.

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Ice axes, snakes hidden inside computers, a razor-glove straight out of a horror movie... you never know what type of 'unique' item that a passenger has packed in their carry-on luggage.

Every day, TSA officers discover a wide range of strange, bizarre and potentially dangerous items at security screening checkpoints. As is our tradition, we'd like to share a collection of the top ten most unusual items that were found in 2018.

So, if you're planning on traveling with a spear gun or giant scissors of your own, visit the "What Can I Bring" section of our website and find out the proper way to pack these items... and many more!

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In 2018, a record-setting 4,239 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags across the country. 86% of those firearms discovered were loaded (also a record).

When a firearm is discovered by TSA officers at a checkpoint, it's immediately reported to law enforcement. And while firearm possession laws vary by location, TSA may impose civil penalties of up to $13,333 per incident.

If you plan to travel with a firearm, make sure you know the rules. Visit our website to find out how to properly pack the firearm with your checked luggage. You should also contact your airline for their specific policies, as well as knowing the local laws for firearms at your destination.

#travel #traveling #traveler #airport #guns #firearms #traveltips #aviationlife

In the novel The Call of the Wild, a dog named Buck is stolen from his home and sold as a sled dog in Alaska, where he must learn to survive the harsh winter conditions. This knife, discovered at the security checkpoint at Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI), could inspire one to take a similar journey into the wilderness. …
If you are packing for your own Yukon trek, please remember to remove all knives from your carry-on luggage. While knives may not be carried through the security checkpoint (except for plastic or round bladed butter knives), they may be packed in checked bags.

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And here are the canine teams who made the “Road Trip” to Atlanta for the #SuperBowl! #dogsofinstagram #workingdogs #tsacanines #travel

Check out the “Home Team” of canines who are working to keep #SuperBowl travelers safe in Atlanta! #dogsofinstagram #workingdogs #tsacanines #travel

We've all had that feeling. You've forgotten something, but you're not sure WHAT you've forgotten. You know that you'll remember it as soon as you lock the door. It's right on the tip of your tongue... or the top of your head! Our pal Nole seems to have forgotten where that darn leash can be found.

There are more than 900 TSA canine teams deployed nationwide that are tasked with screening passengers and cargo. You may bump into Nole, and other TSA explosives detection canine teams, when you are traveling through @mspairport.

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On, Comet! On, Cupid! On... Felton and Buddy? If Santa needs help pulling his sleigh, this pair (with their festive antlers) looks ready to fly. There are more than 900 TSA canine teams deployed nationwide, and you can find this dynamic duo at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. But will Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the team let them join in their reindeer games? #dogsofinstagram #workingdogs #tsacanines

We see a wide range of kitchen equipment during the holidays, including a variety of carving knives. But even we were a bit nervous when we imagined the turkey that would require THIS bit of hardware.

This sword was discovered at the security checkpoint at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV). While we appreciate the fact that the blade was carefully wrapped, knives and swords are prohibited from being brought into the aircraft cabin.

So, if you do feel the need to arm yourself against a giant turkey, please place the weapon in your checked luggage.

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