The 5 Craziest Things Passengers Tried to Sneak by the TSA in November

Every week, the TSA blogs about items (mostly weapons) that agents have confiscated at airports around the country, and it posts some of the crazier ones on its Instagram page. Below are the five most ridiculous items that were confiscated this month, at least according to us at Team TPG. As always, we’re grateful that the TSA remains…

United Introduces Automated Security Lanes at Newark Airport

With the holiday travel season now upon us, it should come as welcome news for anyone traveling to, from or through Newark that the airport is now home to new automated screening lanes. United Airlines and Newark International Airport (EWR) have teamed up to offer the automated security checkpoint lanes to help speed up the screening…

American & United Launch Automated Security Lanes in Chicago

Today, United and American Airlines have rolled out state-of-the-art automated security checkpoints at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). United opened a redesigned TSA Precheck security checkpoint as well as three automated lanes in O’Hare’s Terminal 1, while American opened two automated lanes in Terminal 3. American claims these new lanes will cut wait times by 30%….

The 5 Craziest Things Passengers Tried to Sneak By the TSA in October

Every week, the TSA blogs about items (mostly weapons) that agents have confiscated at airports around the country, and the agency posts some of the crazier items on its Instagram page. Below are five things that we at Team TPG think are the most ridiculous items that were confiscated this month — once again, we’re grateful that the TSA…

Video Shows Machete-Wielding Man Storm a TSA Checkpoint

Regardless of what your average TSA security checkpoint experience is like — whether you fly through or get stuck behind someone taking off their shoes slowly — it’s important to remember that TSA agents are there to protect us. A video that surfaced recently illustrates the point well: Watch as a 63-year-old-man sprays people waiting in line with wasp killer and…

Tip: Save Your Water Bottle To Refill After Passing Security

Every month at TPG, we create a list of the craziest things flyers have tried to get through the golden gates at TSA checkpoints. The lists range from outright funny things like pizza, to quite frightening things like a hand grenade or even a knife set. For those who go through the TSA checkpoints often,…

Family Misses JetBlue Flight Because TSA Agents Had Already Gone Home

In recent months, getting through airport security in a timely manner has been a major headache for travelers, the TSA and airport personnel alike. But one family didn’t even get the chance to make it through the security checkpoint at Albany International Airport (ALB) last week, as TSA agents had already packed up for the night…

Tip: Sign up for Global Entry Free of Charge With Select Credit Cards

Ever since Global Entry and TSA PreCheck became an option, they’ve saved travelers valuable time at the airport. While you’ll use Global Entry to ease through US immigration upon returning from an international trip, you’ll also automatically receive TSA PreCheck when you sign up. For those who don’t venture abroad as much as traveling domestically, TSA PreCheck can be used at most…