Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TSA Fourth of July Travel Tips: 2016


Fireworks don't fly poster
Fireworks and firecrackers are explosive and flammable, so in an effort to keep the skies safe, fireworks are prohibited from being transported in both carry-on and checked bags. TSA is responsible for enforcing this FAA rule by intercepting these items during screening.

It’s important that you leave your fireworks at home. They will not be permitted on commercial aircraft. This includes aerial repeater fireworks, aerial shell fireworks, firecrackers, flying spinners, chasers, fountains, bottle rockets, ground spinners, parachute fireworks, poppers, snaps, skyrockets, missiles, roman candles, smoke fireworks, snakes, strobes, sparklers, wheels, you name it…

Be sure to read our summer travel tips for additional information on proper forms of ID, traveling with camping equipment, razors, pets and more. Have a great holiday, and stay safe!

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If you have any TSA related travel questions, please send a tweet to our @AskTSA team. They’re available to answer your questions, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m., Eastern Time, weekdays; 9 a.m. -7 p.m., weekends/holidays. Travelers may also reach out to the TSA Contact Center. The Contact Center (TCC) hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., Eastern Time; weekends and federal holidays, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Eastern Time. The TCC can be reached at 866-289-9673. Passengers can also reach out to the TSA Contact Center with questions about TSA procedures, upcoming travel or to provide feedback or voice concerns. 

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Bob Burns
TSA Social Media Team

21 comments:

RB said...

Timely TSA Blog Moderation as usual.
Blog article: Posted by Bob Burns (TSA Blog Team) at 6/28/2016 08:14:00 PM

RB
06/30/2016 10:05 CST

Anonymous said...

Will TSA comment on this:

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/disabled-woman-beaten-bloody-by-tsa-agents-after-becoming-confused-and-afraid-at-security-checkpoint/

Disabled woman beaten bloody by TSA agents after becoming confused and afraid at security checkpoint

RB said...

Fourth of July Travel Tips

Have a DISABILITY EXPECT TO BE BEATEN BY TSA.

Bloodied After TSA


“They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn't understand what they were about to do," said her mother Shirley Cohen.

Cohen told us she tried to tell TSA agents her daughter is partially deaf, blind in one eye, paralyzed, and easily confused, but said she was kept at a distance by police.


TSA PROFESSIONALISM ON DISPLAY. Beat them up if they question TSA!

Good job TSA.

Susan Richart said...

Waiting for your comment blaming the passenger for the incident in Memphis last year where a young disabled woman was left with a bloody head.

screen shot/DHS OIG statement

Anonymous said...

And don't have brain cancer.

Anonymous said...

C'mon blogger bob, give us the ol' Ministry of Love line on how it was her fault and the TSA once again saved Western Civilization by assaulting a teenage girl. I guess it was an assault brain cancer, right?

Anonymous said...

RB said...
Fourth of July Travel Tips

Have a DISABILITY EXPECT TO BE BEATEN BY TSA.

Bloodied After TSA


“They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn't understand what they were about to do," said her mother Shirley Cohen.

Cohen told us she tried to tell TSA agents her daughter is partially deaf, blind in one eye, paralyzed, and easily confused, but said she was kept at a distance by police.

TSA PROFESSIONALISM ON DISPLAY. Beat them up if they question TSA!

Good job TSA.


I can only assume you have seen the video and/or the police reports. P3erhaps you were there and were a first hand witness. Or perhaps, as usual, you are so anti TSA that you cannot see anything other than TSA guilt no matter the situation. This is why your posts are often laughed at and not taken serious, You clearly have an agenda. Openness, fairness are not on your list. And you guys say I am bias...

Anonymous said...

I don't mind the TSA beating up teenage girls with brain cancer, but those torchlight parades are getting a little out of hand.

GSOLTSO said...

Anon sez - "Disabled woman beaten bloody by TSA agents after becoming confused and afraid at security checkpoint"

RB sez - "Have a DISABILITY EXPECT TO BE BEATEN BY TSA."


Susan sez - "Waiting for your comment blaming the passenger for the incident in Memphis last year where a young disabled woman was left with a bloody head."

Anon sez - "C'mon blogger bob, give us the ol' Ministry of Love line on how it was her fault and the TSA once again saved Western Civilization by assaulting a teenage girl. I guess it was an assault brain cancer, right?"

Reports on the unfortunate incident in Memphis are inaccurate. The interaction with TSA at the checkpoint did not result in of the injuries that are being claimed. Police responded when the passenger refused screening, and refused to leave. We cannot comment further due to pending litigation.

West
TSA Blog Team

Michael Metrick said...

Thank you West for that non-answer. By the way, what's the purpose of this blog? To disseminate propaganda? Great job!

Fix the TSA said...

West, the policies, procedures, and actions of the TSA screeners, which included needlessly calling the cops on a disabled teenage girl, directly resulted in the injuries she sustained.

She didn't "claim" to have cuts and bruises on her face, West. She DID have cuts and bruises on her face. There's photographic proof and the girl spent the night in the hospital.

Funny how you 'can't comment' but there's now a generic "It's not our fault!" blog post directly because of this case.

Not commenting, West? Your team just did.

Anonymous said...

>The interaction with TSA at the checkpoint did not result in of the injuries that are being claimed.

Right, she fell off her pony. Even if the police did the assault, it still "resulted" from interaction with the tSA.

daver said...

So much negativity for TSA. Yes some TSO's have made a wrong decision and/or treated a passenger with disrespect (but they don't throw people to the ground, etc - that was Law Enforcement). However, they were not following TSA Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). The SOP's are designed to ensure Transportation Safety while making every effort to show respect and concern for the individual. It is obvious that air transportation is a target for terrorists and air travel today requires some research and vigilance from the traveler.

RB said...

Anonymous daver said...
So much negativity for TSA. 1. Yes some TSO's have made a wrong decision and/or treated a passenger with disrespect (but they don't throw people to the ground, etc - that was Law Enforcement). However, they were not following TSA Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). The SOP's are designed to ensure Transportation Safety while making every effort to show respect and concern for the individual. 2. It is obvious that air transportation is a target for terrorists and air travel today requires some research and vigilance from the traveler.

July 5, 2016 at 9:43 AM

1. Many wrong decisions and disrespectful treatment by TSA screeners. We don't know who injured the young lady. it could have been TSA employees. Do you have some verifiable proof it was not TSA?

2. Why is it obvious that air transportation is a target? How many attempts has TSA stopped? How many terrorist has TSA identified at any U.S. checkpoints? What research should travelers be doing? On what subject? What reference?

Your post is nothing but hyperbole. There is no evidence that anyone is making plans to attack U.S. air commerce.

Wintermute said...

That, sir, is a comment. Which is it. You're commenting, or you would never comment?

Wintermute said...

How do you know their SOP? Their SOP is hidden behind "if we publish it, the terrists might learn how to get around us. Merica!"

Fix the TSA said...

Daver, terrorists are not focused on US airlines. This information is from the TSA itself.

This is the US. No one should have to heavy "research" for basic travel in this country. Pick a place and mode of transportation. Figure out the route and cost. Pay for said transportation. Go. This is the advantage of living in a first world country in relative domestic peace.

The SOPs have major flaws and the screeners don't bother to follow the less onerous ones anyway.

Wintermute said...

And to back up what RB is saying (coincidentally, my i initials ar RB), TSA's own Congressional testimony clearly states that terrorists are not targeting US commercial aviation.

Anonymous said...

July 5, 2016 at 9:43 AM

1. Many wrong decisions and disrespectful treatment by TSA screeners. We don't know who injured the young lady. it could have been TSA employees. Do you have some verifiable proof it was not TSA? do you have any proof it was? Nobody here has that proof yet everyone seems to be blaming them.

2. Why is it obvious that air transportation is a target? How many attempts has TSA stopped? all of them How many terrorist has TSA identified at any U.S. checkpoints? that is not the job of TSA to do so. You really should learn what the job of TSA is before criticizing them for not doing it What research should travelers be doing? On what subject? What reference?

Your post is nothing but hyperbole. There is no evidence that anyone is making plans to attack U.S. air commerce. what cave do you live in? Even if what you say is true, which I doubt, what would happen if there was no TSA? Don't you think that perhaps the airlines would them become a target? Perhaps they aren't a target now because they (the bad guys) know the chances of success are extremely low.
I have never had a fire in my house so perhaps I should cancel my insurance and take down my smoke detectors. I wanna live in lollypop land with you where everyone is kind and we can just wish the terrorist away.



July 6, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Wintermute said...

So, you're admitting that airlines are not a target?

If there were no TSA, there would still be security. The TSA has not stopped a single terrorist attack because there are none to stop.

Ace said...

Surely, no one's stupid enough to fly with fireworks...