Imagine you have the following items in your possession. Which one(s) do you think the SMF TSA will not allow in your carry-on bag?
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to rely on TSA’s list of Prohibited Items list1 to get this right.2
Update: Let me give the answer. The TSA allows all of the items shown above in carry-on baggage except one: the screwdriver with bits.
End of rant. :-/
If you’re on Twitter, you really should follow @TSAgov. As they say: “We pat your groin. We see you naked. We’re the doormen to the sky. Why? Because everybody is a terrorist.” While you’re at it, don’t forget to follow me.
Insert title here: TSA Encounter at SAN. What happens when you refuse to go through the backscatter x-ray and refuse a pat-down of your “junk.”
If you have any questions about what’s allowed and what’s not, I can tell you. I can even tell you why the rules exist. You can raise your hand or yell, ‘Hey, Fred!’
Fred, the TSA Employee at PDX
Normally, the security lines at PDX are brutal. They’re not particularly long; the pain is caused by TSA agents yelling at the waiting travelers to get their tickets out of their jackets and get their IDs out.
Today was different. Another TSA agent not assigned to check IDs was roaming through the lines, offering assistance on the process and a little humor, referring to the X-ray and metal detector area as “stressville” and his domain as “the relaxing area.”
It was a nice change.