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# insecure much
Flying to the States? Be wary - US airport security is worryingly awful...
A recent internal investigation found US security procedures failing routine weapons security tests in 96% of cases.
# sneaky pup
This little Chihuahua was found by airport security after sneaking into its owner's suitcase
A likely story.
# anything sharp?
JFK airport reveals all the crazy things confiscated from carry-on bags
Did you pack this yourself?
# Shells to See
These World War I shells were found in two teens' luggage at Chicago Airport
The teens were questioned, but not arrested.
# LAX Shooting
LAX gunman charged, carried note saying he planned to kill 'multiple' agents
A prosecutor yesterday told how Paul Ciancia allegedly opened fire at “point-blank range” on Gerardo Hernandez, the first TSA agent killed since the office was created
# United States
Police investigate motive behind LAX shooting which left one dead
The lone gunman, who reportedly had a grudge against the TSA, also wounded seven people in the firing rampage.
US transport security's Instagram shows confiscated guns and fireworks
We think it’s bad to carry liquids on board.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think flight restrictions should be relaxed?
From next month, pocket knives with blades of up to six centimetres are to be allowed on flights in the US.
# United States
Pocket knives to be allowed on US flights
The ban on pocket knives on US flights – in place since 9/11 – has now been lifted.
In photos: what has US airport security confiscated this week?
Well, for a start, some grenades, guns and knife-combs.
# Daggers
Daggers found hidden in hollowed-out book at US airport
TSA officials found the weapons concealed in a passenger’s book at a Washington airport.
# Ooh Eer
US airport security leave lewd note in woman's luggage
A blogger travelling from New Jersey to Dublin was shocked to find a note left in her luggage by airport security staff, urging her to get her “freak on”.
# Snakes on a Plane
Snakes On A Plane! Man stopped at Miami airport with bags of snakes
A man was arrested in Miami last week as he attempted to fly to Brazil with seven snakes and three tortoises…eh, stuffed down his pants.
# Christmas
Video: beware the perils of passing through airport security this Christmas
Flying anywhere over the Christmas holidays? News animation studio released their take on the controversial airport body scanners.