Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Check Out @AskTSA

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Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Susan J., who says:

“I subscribe to weekly updates from @AskTSA (a small team of TSA professionals from various agency offices who answer TSA-related questions from the traveling public that are sent via Twitter). You can read more about the program in this recent USA Today article. The information is very interesting and helpful. For example, I just learned that I can take scissors that are less than four inches in my carry-on bag.”

A great source of information. Thanks, Susan!

 

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4 Comments on "Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Check Out @AskTSA"

  1. While the TSA allows you to travel with small scissors, other countries don’t. I had a manicure set in my carry on for a few trips. However, when transferring planes in Hong Kong, both the manicure scissors and nail file were confiscated while going through their security.

  2. TSA information may not always be reliable, especially when travelling abroad. My friend recently had her 3″ scissors confiscated in Japan on our return trip. I have also noticed many inconsistencies at TSA checkpoints throughout the US. I play it safe and pack items like that in my checked bag, or leave them at home.

  3. hey Jonny,
    im using a linux os how can I keep you ginormuss banner from following down the page suckg my screen?! im signd up and all.
    dans

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