Latest Transportation Security Administration News

TSA seizes 254 firearms at North Carolina airports in 2021

Jan. 18, 2022 16:39 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers seized 106 guns at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 2021, nearly double the number they seized at the airport in the previous year, a news release said. Another 100 firearms were taken at the security...

2 Phoenix airport security lines closed due to short staff

Jan. 07, 2022 21:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal Transportation Security Administration on Friday temporarily closed two of four security checkpoints in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's largest terminal because of staffing shortages caused by COVID-19 during the omicron wave. The closures of...

Omicron, storms disrupt air travel for 4th consecutive day

Dec. 27, 2021 19:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Flight cancellations that disrupted holiday travel, stretched into Monday as airlines called off more than 1,000 U.S. flights because crews were sick with COVID-19 during one of the year's busiest travel periods, and storm fronts added to the havoc. Flight delays...

TSA officer saves infant who stopped breathing at airport

Dec. 24, 2021 11:29 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A security officer leapt over conveyor belt rollers and saved a 2-month-old boy who stopped breathing at a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, newly released video shows. The footage, released Thursday by the U.S....

TSA requires rail and airports to strengthen cybersecurity

Dec. 02, 2021 14:45 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is issuing new directives and recommendations aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity defenses of U.S. rail and airport operators. The Biden administration said the requirements made public Thursday are...

TSA: Passenger had handgun in backpack at Boston airport

Nov. 30, 2021 12:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Maine man was stopped at Boston's Logan International Airport last week with a 9mm handgun and a gun magazine in his backback, the Transportation Security Administration said. The man was stopped at about 5:30 a.m. Friday at a Terminal B security...

TSA stops woman with gun in carry-on at Logan checkpoint

Nov. 26, 2021 10:56 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman with a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag was stopped at a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport in Boston on the day before Thanksgiving, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The handgun had five rounds when it was...

Atlanta airport checkpoint chaos: Man grabs gun, it goes off

Nov. 21, 2021 00:13 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger awaiting a search at the Atlanta airport's main security checkpoint reached in his bag and grabbed a firearm, and it went off, causing chaos among travelers and prompting a temporary FAA ground stop on flights Saturday afternoon, officials said. The man fled. ...

Thanksgiving air travel to rebound to 2019 levels, TSA says

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of airline passengers traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to rebound to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, but the Transportation Security Administration says it is ready to handle the surge. Administrator David Pekoske said...

Air travel in Wisconsin returning to pre-pandemic levels

Nov. 16, 2021 10:46 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin airports are returning to pre-pandemic traffic levels as the busy holiday season gets underway. Dane County Regional Airport has seen traffic increase every month this year since the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available, officials...