Monday, August 11, 2008

TSA: Transportation Security Administration

Before getting on a plane, passengers must show their ID, ticket, & go through a security screening.

The TSA screens passengers, carry-on bags, and luggage to ensure safety for everyone.

The security screening is not done by officers from Customs, Border Patrol, ICE, nor the State Dept Travel.

TSA is part of the Department of Homeland Security (like USCIS, ICE, & CBP).

TSA officers have found some some strange things during security screenings.

To make the security screening go quicker, TSA has a new project: 3-1-1--Three Ounces, One Quart, One Bag

  • 3 ounce bottle of liquide or less (by volume)
  • 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag
  • 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin.

Here is more info on 3-1-1

No one likes to go through security screenings, so TSA is constantly trying to improve the security screenings.

One of the benefits of the US citizenship is getting a federal job such as working as a TSA officer. For more information, see TSA's posting at

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