Tag: Transportation Security Administration

TSA Offers Travel Tips as Airports Brace for ‘Busiest Summer Ever’

If you’re planning to fly somewhere this summer for business or pleasure, be prepared for packed airports. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it is readying for the highest passenger volumes ever seen at airport security checkpoints nationwide during this summer’s travel season, which begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day. To help […]

TSA Caught Over 1,500 Guns at Airports in First Quarter

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intercepted 1,503 firearms at airport security checkpoints during the first quarter of 2024, which ended March 31. This total represents an average of 16.5 firearms per day, comparable to the same period in 2023. During both time periods, more than 93% of firearms were loaded. The number of airline passengers […]

DHS Provides Glimpse into Security Playbook for Super Bowl LVIII

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled this week to Las Vegas to review U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operations for Super Bowl LVIII with state and local law enforcement and the National Football League (NFL). For the past 18 months, DHS employees worked with local officials to assess potential risks and developed plans […]

TSA Catches Record Number of Guns at Airports in 2023

During 2023, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intercepted a total of 6,737 firearms at airport security checkpoints, preventing them from getting into the secure areas of the airport and onboard aircraft. Approximately 93% of these firearms were loaded. This total surpasses the previous year’s record of 6,542 firearms stopped at checkpoints and represents the highest […]

TSA Preps for Huge Holiday Crowds, Offers Travel Tips

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it is prepared for sustained higher passenger volumes during the winter holiday travel season and expects airport security checkpoints to be busier this year compared to last year. To help travelers avoid security issues and lessen wait times, the agency also provided its top 10 tips to keep in […]

2024 TSA Canine Calendar Highlights Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released the 2024 TSA Canine Calendar, an annual tradition that honors the agency’s more than 1,000 explosives detection canines working across the United States. The 2024 TSA Canine Calendar is available for immediate download here. TSA uses canines as part of its multilayered security operations nationwide and also trains about 300 […]

TSA Prepares for ‘Busiest Ever’ Holiday Season, Offers Top 10 Travel Tips

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has screened a record number of passengers this year and anticipates airport security checkpoints nationwide will be busier than ever this holiday travel season. The season kicks off with Thanksgiving travel, which begins Friday, Nov. 17, and concludes Tuesday, Nov. 28. During the 12-day period, TSA expects to screen 30 […]

TSA Names 2023’s Cutest Bomb-Sniffing Dog

Dina, a three-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) explosives detection canine at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), is the winner of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 2023 Cutest Canine Contest. The agency uses the annual contest to highlight the important role of security canines. Last week, TSA held a nationwide social media contest during which the […]

TSA Caught Over 3,300 Firearms at Airports So Far This Year

On pace for another recording-breaking year, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intercepted 3,251 firearms at airport security checkpoints during the first half of 2023, which ended June 30. The total represents an average 18 firearms per day at TSA checkpoints, and more than 92% of them were loaded. This is an increase from the first […]

Transportation Security Administration Opens Training Facility in Las Vegas

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently marked the official launch of the TSA Academy West in Las Vegas. TSA Administrator David Pekoske joined federal, county, and local officials for the ribbon-cutting event on June 9. TSA Academy West is a 26,000-square-foot facility that features six classrooms, two large multipurpose rooms, and virtual instruction space. The […]