Transportation Security Administration - TSA

Transportation Security Administration - TSA Official Facebook Account of the Transportation Security Administration. Read our social media policy at www.tsa.gov/privacy-policy. On the morning of September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The attacks resulted in the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, designed to prevent similar attacks in the future. Driven by a desire to help our nation, tens of thousands of people joined TSA and committed themselves to strengthening our transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. The Aviation and Transportation Security Act, passed by the 107th Congress and signed on November 19, 2001, established TSA.

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While working the X-ray, Greenwood heard a fellow TSA officer call out to a supervisor, “Quick, call 911.” Greenwood not...
10/14/2021

While working the X-ray, Greenwood heard a fellow TSA officer call out to a supervisor, “Quick, call 911.” Greenwood noticed a passenger on the floor and knew with her medical background should could provide assistance. Read more on her amazing actions, here: bit.ly/2YTR4EN

While working the X-ray, Greenwood heard a fellow TSA officer call out to a supervisor, “Quick, call 911.” Greenwood noticed a passenger on the floor and knew with her medical background should could provide assistance. Read more on her amazing actions, here: bit.ly/2YTR4EN

Our officers continue to discover a large number of fi****ms in carry-on bags. Fi****ms and ammunition must always be pr...
10/14/2021

Our officers continue to discover a large number of fi****ms in carry-on bags. Fi****ms and ammunition must always be properly packaged and placed in checked bags. Each time a prohibited item is discovered it slows down the security process for everyone. Don’t be like this person at Philadelphia International Airport and leave it in your carry-on. More, here: bit.ly/3odJJdA

Our officers continue to discover a large number of fi****ms in carry-on bags. Fi****ms and ammunition must always be properly packaged and placed in checked bags. Each time a prohibited item is discovered it slows down the security process for everyone. Don’t be like this person at Philadelphia International Airport and leave it in your carry-on. More, here: bit.ly/3odJJdA

Nos gustaría recordarle que continúe usando su mascarilla durante el proceso de selección de @TSA y mientras viaja en lo...
10/13/2021

Nos gustaría recordarle que continúe usando su mascarilla durante el proceso de selección de @TSA y mientras viaja en los aeropuertos de todo el país. Es un requisito para el beneficio de todos. Aprende más aquí: bit.ly/39qVh4o

Nos gustaría recordarle que continúe usando su mascarilla durante el proceso de selección de @TSA y mientras viaja en los aeropuertos de todo el país. Es un requisito para el beneficio de todos. Aprende más aquí: bit.ly/39qVh4o

NEWS: TSA firearm catches at checkpoints sets 20-year record in first nine months of 2021. Learn more at: bit.ly/3j0TW9X
10/13/2021

NEWS: TSA firearm catches at checkpoints sets 20-year record in first nine months of 2021. Learn more at: bit.ly/3j0TW9X

NEWS: TSA firearm catches at checkpoints sets 20-year record in first nine months of 2021. Learn more at: bit.ly/3j0TW9X

Did you recently purchase a bottle of Grade A brown gold aka Vermont maple syrup? Here’s a travel tip: If the bottle is ...
10/12/2021

Did you recently purchase a bottle of Grade A brown gold aka Vermont maple syrup? Here’s a travel tip: If the bottle is over 3.4oz make sure it’s packed in a checked bag. More on this sticky subject, here: bit.ly/3iMvBo5 #VermontDay

Did you recently purchase a bottle of Grade A brown gold aka Vermont maple syrup? Here’s a travel tip: If the bottle is over 3.4oz make sure it’s packed in a checked bag. More on this sticky subject, here: bit.ly/3iMvBo5 #VermontDay

“Travel Bliss” (noun): A state reached when you’ve spent fewer minutes in line thanks to #TSAPreCheck. Get yours today b...
10/12/2021

“Travel Bliss” (noun): A state reached when you’ve spent fewer minutes in line thanks to #TSAPreCheck. Get yours today by enrolling or renewing at tsa.gov/precheck and #TravelWithEase.

“Travel Bliss” (noun): A state reached when you’ve spent fewer minutes in line thanks to #TSAPreCheck. Get yours today by enrolling or renewing at tsa.gov/precheck and #TravelWithEase.

10/08/2021
Properly wear a mask

REMINDER: Face masks are still required when traveling through airports, including TSA security checkpoints. Our officers at the travel document checker station will request that travelers temporarily lower their face mask to verify their identity.

Si no puede encontrar una respuesta a esas difíciles preguntas sobre viajes, @AskTSA está aquí para ayudarlo. Simplement...
10/08/2021

Si no puede encontrar una respuesta a esas difíciles preguntas sobre viajes, @AskTSA está aquí para ayudarlo. Simplemente envíe una pregunta a nuestros amigos a través de Twitter o Facebook. ¡Incluso puedes incluir una imagen!

Si no puede encontrar una respuesta a esas difíciles preguntas sobre viajes, @AskTSA está aquí para ayudarlo. Simplemente envíe una pregunta a nuestros amigos a través de Twitter o Facebook. ¡Incluso puedes incluir una imagen!

It’s a cane! It’s a sword! It’s a… cane sword? Even a sword that is part of a cane is not allowed through the checkpoint...
10/07/2021

It’s a cane! It’s a sword! It’s a… cane sword? Even a sword that is part of a cane is not allowed through the checkpoint. Swords must be placed in checked bags. Double check all items you intend to travel with for prohibited items. Each time a prohibited item is found it slows down the screening process for everyone. More questions about items you want to travel with? Reach out to @AskTSA through Facebook or Twitter for the answers.

It’s a cane! It’s a sword! It’s a… cane sword? Even a sword that is part of a cane is not allowed through the checkpoint. Swords must be placed in checked bags. Double check all items you intend to travel with for prohibited items. Each time a prohibited item is found it slows down the screening process for everyone. More questions about items you want to travel with? Reach out to @AskTSA through Facebook or Twitter for the answers.

Looking to renew your #TSAPreCheck? Did you know that renewing online saves both time and money? Who doesn't love that? ...
10/07/2021

Looking to renew your #TSAPreCheck? Did you know that renewing online saves both time and money? Who doesn't love that? Visit www.tsa.gov/precheck for a list of fees and get started today! #TravelWithEase

Looking to renew your #TSAPreCheck? Did you know that renewing online saves both time and money? Who doesn't love that? Visit www.tsa.gov/precheck for a list of fees and get started today! #TravelWithEase

TSA PreCheck members are in a league of their own; always mindful of important travel guidance. So keep your shoes *and*...
10/06/2021

TSA PreCheck members are in a league of their own; always mindful of important travel guidance. So keep your shoes *and* your face masks on, and continue to #TravelWithEase. Learn more at: www.tsa.gov/coronavirus

TSA PreCheck members are in a league of their own; always mindful of important travel guidance. So keep your shoes *and* your face masks on, and continue to #TravelWithEase. Learn more at: www.tsa.gov/coronavirus

VIDEO: Considere esto la próxima vez que viaje. Se recomienda que saque los artículos de sus bolsillos y los coloque en ...
10/06/2021
Travel Tip: Pack Smart!

VIDEO: Considere esto la próxima vez que viaje. Se recomienda que saque los artículos de sus bolsillos y los coloque en su bolso de mano en lugar de en un contenedor. Esto incluye artículos como teléfonos, llaves, carteras, pañuelos de papel, chicles y mentas. #PackSmart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOyymsJdiZs

Help reduce cross-contamination and check your pockets for loose items. Consider placing them into your carry-on bag instead of a bin. This includes items li...

Time flies when you're flying! If it's already been 5 years since you signed up for #TSAPreCheck, it’s time to renew, an...
10/04/2021

Time flies when you're flying! If it's already been 5 years since you signed up for #TSAPreCheck, it’s time to renew, and you can do it all online for only $70. Be sure to set yourself up *before* you get to the airport, so you can spend less time in line and more time in your happy place(s). Renew today at tsa.gov/precheck and #TravelWithEase.

Time flies when you're flying! If it's already been 5 years since you signed up for #TSAPreCheck, it’s time to renew, and you can do it all online for only $70. Be sure to set yourself up *before* you get to the airport, so you can spend less time in line and more time in your happy place(s). Renew today at tsa.gov/precheck and #TravelWithEase.

Wondering why we have a travel-sized liquids rule? Liquid explosives still pose a threat. Need examples? In the "1994 Bo...
10/01/2021

Wondering why we have a travel-sized liquids rule? Liquid explosives still pose a threat. Need examples? In the "1994 Bojinka Plot" and the “2006 Trans-Atlantic Bomb Plot” individuals planned to take down multiple airplanes using liquid explosives. We continue to uphold our mission of keeping you safe 20 years later. To learn more about our history, visit: https://lnkd.in/gym9gqfE
#TSATurns20

Wondering why we have a travel-sized liquids rule? Liquid explosives still pose a threat. Need examples? In the "1994 Bojinka Plot" and the “2006 Trans-Atlantic Bomb Plot” individuals planned to take down multiple airplanes using liquid explosives. We continue to uphold our mission of keeping you safe 20 years later. To learn more about our history, visit: https://lnkd.in/gym9gqfE
#TSATurns20

Dreaming of your next getaway? #TSAPreCheck makes your travels as seamless and stress-free as possible. Be ready to fly ...
10/01/2021

Dreaming of your next getaway? #TSAPreCheck makes your travels as seamless and stress-free as possible. Be ready to fly by enrolling or renewing today at: tsa.gov/precheck #TravelWithEase

Dreaming of your next getaway? #TSAPreCheck makes your travels as seamless and stress-free as possible. Be ready to fly by enrolling or renewing today at: tsa.gov/precheck #TravelWithEase

Have you turned the internet upside down looking for travel answers? Checked out our "What Can I Bring?" tool to seek cl...
09/30/2021

Have you turned the internet upside down looking for travel answers? Checked out our "What Can I Bring?" tool to seek clarification. Still can’t find the answer(s) you’ve been searching for? @AskTSA is here to help! Send your travel-related questions to @AskTSA on Twitter or Facebook for assistance from 8am-7pm ET weekdays and 9am-7pm weekends/holidays. You can even include a picture!

Have you turned the internet upside down looking for travel answers? Checked out our "What Can I Bring?" tool to seek clarification. Still can’t find the answer(s) you’ve been searching for? @AskTSA is here to help! Send your travel-related questions to @AskTSA on Twitter or Facebook for assistance from 8am-7pm ET weekdays and 9am-7pm weekends/holidays. You can even include a picture!

We don’t know about you, but when we travel, we like feeling like VIPs. This #FallSeason we’ll keep our shoes and belts ...
09/29/2021

We don’t know about you, but when we travel, we like feeling like VIPs. This #FallSeason we’ll keep our shoes and belts on because we’re enrolled in #TSAPreCheck. Here’s a tip: There’s still time to enroll or renew your TSA PreCheck before your next vacation. Head on over to: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck #TravelWithEase

We don’t know about you, but when we travel, we like feeling like VIPs. This #FallSeason we’ll keep our shoes and belts on because we’re enrolled in #TSAPreCheck. Here’s a tip: There’s still time to enroll or renew your TSA PreCheck before your next vacation. Head on over to: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck #TravelWithEase

¿Viajas con desinfectante para manos? Hasta nuevo aviso, la TSA permite a los pasajeros llevar desinfectante para manos ...
09/29/2021

¿Viajas con desinfectante para manos? Hasta nuevo aviso, la TSA permite a los pasajeros llevar desinfectante para manos de hasta 12 oz en el equipaje de mano. Los contenedores más grandes deberán revisarse por separado, así que tómese el tiempo suficiente.

¿Viajas con desinfectante para manos? Hasta nuevo aviso, la TSA permite a los pasajeros llevar desinfectante para manos de hasta 12 oz en el equipaje de mano. Los contenedores más grandes deberán revisarse por separado, así que tómese el tiempo suficiente.

Hurricane Ida was a catastrophic Category 4 storm. It became the second-most damaging hurricane in Louisiana history aft...
09/28/2021

Hurricane Ida was a catastrophic Category 4 storm. It became the second-most damaging hurricane in Louisiana history after Katrina in 2005. Learn how officers from DFW Airport supported their friends who were affected by the storm. More, here: bit.ly/2XXxnf5

Hurricane Ida was a catastrophic Category 4 storm. It became the second-most damaging hurricane in Louisiana history after Katrina in 2005. Learn how officers from DFW Airport supported their friends who were affected by the storm. More, here: bit.ly/2XXxnf5

Have questions on ID requirements or in need of assistance while going through security? Reach out to the #TSAContactCen...
09/28/2021

Have questions on ID requirements or in need of assistance while going through security? Reach out to the #TSAContactCenter at 866-289-9673 to speak with a live agent 8am-11pm ET weekdays & 9am-8pm ET weekends. Automated information is also available anytime in several languages.

Have questions on ID requirements or in need of assistance while going through security? Reach out to the #TSAContactCenter at 866-289-9673 to speak with a live agent 8am-11pm ET weekdays & 9am-8pm ET weekends. Automated information is also available anytime in several languages.

Our officers continue to discover a large number of fi****ms in carry-on bags. Fi****ms and ammunition must always be pr...
09/27/2021

Our officers continue to discover a large number of fi****ms in carry-on bags. Fi****ms and ammunition must always be properly packaged and placed in checked bags. Each time a prohibited item is discovered it slows down the security process for everyone. Don’t be like this person at Pittsburgh International Airport and leave it in your carry-on. More, here: bit.ly/3odJJdA

Our officers continue to discover a large number of fi****ms in carry-on bags. Fi****ms and ammunition must always be properly packaged and placed in checked bags. Each time a prohibited item is discovered it slows down the security process for everyone. Don’t be like this person at Pittsburgh International Airport and leave it in your carry-on. More, here: bit.ly/3odJJdA

Nos gustaría recordarle que continúe usando su mascarilla durante el proceso de selección de #TSA y mientras viaja en lo...
09/27/2021

Nos gustaría recordarle que continúe usando su mascarilla durante el proceso de selección de #TSA y mientras viaja en los aeropuertos de todo el país. Es un requisito para el beneficio de todos. Aprende más aquí: bit.ly/39qVh4o

Nos gustaría recordarle que continúe usando su mascarilla durante el proceso de selección de #TSA y mientras viaja en los aeropuertos de todo el país. Es un requisito para el beneficio de todos. Aprende más aquí: bit.ly/39qVh4o

Wondering how to pack your firearm and ammunition for travel? Don’t be like this passenger at John F. Kennedy Internatio...
09/24/2021

Wondering how to pack your firearm and ammunition for travel? Don’t be like this passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport - JFK who left it in their carry-on bag. Always pack your gun and ammunition in a checked bag. For all the proper packaging guidance, visit: bit.ly/3zxMHf1

Wondering how to pack your firearm and ammunition for travel? Don’t be like this passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport - JFK who left it in their carry-on bag. Always pack your gun and ammunition in a checked bag. For all the proper packaging guidance, visit: bit.ly/3zxMHf1

Even during the busiest of times, #TSAPreCheck is faster than the average security lane. Did you know that last month, 9...
09/24/2021

Even during the busiest of times, #TSAPreCheck is faster than the average security lane. Did you know that last month, 96% of passengers waited just five minutes or less? It’s true! Enroll today at www.tsa.gov/precheck to join in the time-saving perks. #TravelWithEase

Even during the busiest of times, #TSAPreCheck is faster than the average security lane. Did you know that last month, 96% of passengers waited just five minutes or less? It’s true! Enroll today at www.tsa.gov/precheck to join in the time-saving perks. #TravelWithEase

Pattison supervises a squad of 12 to 20 FAMs and Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams. They collabora...
09/23/2021

Pattison supervises a squad of 12 to 20 FAMs and Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams. They collaborate with law enforcement and TSA security partners to protect all modes of transportation. Learn more about her role as a Federal Air Marshal (FAM), here: bit.ly/3zsOYrW

Pattison supervises a squad of 12 to 20 FAMs and Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams. They collaborate with law enforcement and TSA security partners to protect all modes of transportation. Learn more about her role as a Federal Air Marshal (FAM), here: bit.ly/3zsOYrW

#DYK that as a #FederalAirMarshal with TSA, you can serve in the air or on the ground? Your mission: detect, deter and d...
09/23/2021

#DYK that as a #FederalAirMarshal with TSA, you can serve in the air or on the ground? Your mission: detect, deter and defeat criminal, terrorist and hostile activities that target our nation's transportation infrastructure. Can you handle it?

We're #NowHiring for Federal Air Marshals. Learn more, read employee stories, and apply today at: https://jobs.tsa.gov/law-enforcement

#DYK that as a #FederalAirMarshal with TSA, you can serve in the air or on the ground? Your mission: detect, deter and defeat criminal, terrorist and hostile activities that target our nation's transportation infrastructure. Can you handle it?

We're #NowHiring for Federal Air Marshals. Learn more, read employee stories, and apply today at: https://jobs.tsa.gov/law-enforcement

Here’s a #TSAPreCheck tip: Your KTN (aka Known Traveler Number) is kind of a big deal. This little number is your ticket...
09/22/2021

Here’s a #TSAPreCheck tip: Your KTN (aka Known Traveler Number) is kind of a big deal. This little number is your ticket to ride, your hall pass, your travel everything. It’s the number that makes life a little (or a lot) smoother at the airport. Get yours when you join TSA PreCheck. Enroll today at www.tsa.gov/precheck and #TravelWithEase

Here’s a #TSAPreCheck tip: Your KTN (aka Known Traveler Number) is kind of a big deal. This little number is your ticket to ride, your hall pass, your travel everything. It’s the number that makes life a little (or a lot) smoother at the airport. Get yours when you join TSA PreCheck. Enroll today at www.tsa.gov/precheck and #TravelWithEase

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Fi****ms continue to be a problem at security checkpoints nationwide. Check a...
09/22/2021

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Fi****ms continue to be a problem at security checkpoints nationwide. Check all bags for prohibited items before packing. More on traveling with guns and ammunition, here: bit.ly/2Zo431H #NationalElephantAppreciationDay

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Fi****ms continue to be a problem at security checkpoints nationwide. Check all bags for prohibited items before packing. More on traveling with guns and ammunition, here: bit.ly/2Zo431H #NationalElephantAppreciationDay

Sit back, relax and sip your Chai tea while you take in this travel info. In carry-on, liquid tea needs to be 3.4oz or l...
09/21/2021

Sit back, relax and sip your Chai tea while you take in this travel info. In carry-on, liquid tea needs to be 3.4oz or less. All your travel-sized liquids must fit within a single quart bag per passenger. Pack larger amounts in checked bags. More on our liquids rule, here: bit.ly/3EzVRLI #NationalChaiDay

Sit back, relax and sip your Chai tea while you take in this travel info. In carry-on, liquid tea needs to be 3.4oz or less. All your travel-sized liquids must fit within a single quart bag per passenger. Pack larger amounts in checked bags. More on our liquids rule, here: bit.ly/3EzVRLI #NationalChaiDay

Hey New York it's your day! We're here with a friendly reminder about #REALID. Both enhanced and REALID driver’s license...
09/21/2021

Hey New York it's your day! We're here with a friendly reminder about #REALID. Both enhanced and REALID driver’s licenses are acceptable to verify your identity at the TSA security checkpoint. A New York RealID license has a star in the top right corner while the enhanced license has an American flag on the bottom right. Make sure to have yours by the May 3, 2023 deadline. Read more about this requirement and what to expect, here: on.ny.gov/3CvjN0V #NationalNewYorkDay

Hey New York it's your day! We're here with a friendly reminder about #REALID. Both enhanced and REALID driver’s licenses are acceptable to verify your identity at the TSA security checkpoint. A New York RealID license has a star in the top right corner while the enhanced license has an American flag on the bottom right. Make sure to have yours by the May 3, 2023 deadline. Read more about this requirement and what to expect, here: on.ny.gov/3CvjN0V #NationalNewYorkDay

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