TSA has postponed its changes to its prohibited items list which would have permitted pocket knives, golf clubs, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and other items to be taken into airplane cabins by passengers. Ned Levi discusses the rule changes and suggests TSA needs to follow a commonsense approach and drop the changes all together.
Many travelers are taking high quality camera gear while traveling including tripods. While tripods aren’t prohibited by TSA from carry-on, into airplane cabins, sometimes TSA agents and airline gate agents have refused to permit them into the airplane cabin. Ned Levi updates the tripod situation for air travelers and suggests how to take a tripod while traveling.
Ned Levi examines the TSA airport security area, both physically and operationally and has suggestions for its redesign to make it work more efficiently and minimize passenger hassles, angst, and the potential for theft of passenger belongings. Ned suggests TSA adopt a two prong “gate system” to accomplish this.
Ned Levi agrees with TSA that security screening should be applied to all air passengers, but questions how TSA has decided to apply their security procedures to all passengers. Ned discusses the question with examples of how some elderly air passengers and air passengers with medical devices were treated by TSA at airport security.