I’m sure you read the title of this post and had a few questions…
We know that the TSA is responsible for ensuring our safety as we board a plane, and despite frustrated passengers, crazy government shutdowns, insane crowds and more, they’re doing a spectacular job these days. We just don’t associate the TSA with, “fun.”
If you’re an Instagram user, we’re about to blow your minds and make you believe that the TSA is actually a lot of fun.
Did you know that the TSA has an Instagram page where they show some of the ridiculous items people have tried to bring through security? It’s true. They will often post about these items with informative, yet entertaining captions regarding what is or is not allowed through a security checkpoint. They will also take questions from their followers about obscure items that they might want to bring onto a plane.
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While today’s post is sponsored by the letter “F”, were going to talk about the novelty bomb that’s attached to it. … Yes, it’s a novelty bomb, but as we’ve discussed here before, replicas of weapons, especially bombs, are not permitted in carry-on or checked bags. … When our officers spot a potential explosive on the monitor, they cannot just open the bag and take a looksee to find out if it’s real or not. A TSA explosives specialist or a police department bomb squad must respond before the bag is ever opened. This can lead to costly evacuations, delays, and missed flights. These types of items can also lead to hefty fines and arrest. Contact your preferred shipper about your options, because they can’t travel via commercial aircraft. So even though they aren’t real, they can cause a lot of very real headaches. … As for the “F”, after long and careful thought, we’ve determined that it must stand for Fred. This must have been Fred’s novelty bomb. It was discovered in a carry-on bag at the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).
They also celebrate the working dogs that are part of the TSA family. If you like dogs, there’s reason enough to give them a follow.
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Puppies! Puppies! PUPPIES!!! We are super-excited to celebrate #NationalPuppyDay in honor of our hard-working, four-legged friends. That includes Cole, one of our TSA Explosives Detection Canines. His big eyes, sensitive nose, and wagging tail are on duty at Orlando International Airport. … In spite of their cuteness, not all canines can make the cut to become a TSA working dog. Did you know that approximately 83 percent of canines graduate from the training program? That’s about 350 canines each year. Check out our website to learn more about our canines and the important role they play in keeping travelers safe! … #DogsofInstagram #WorkingDogs #Dogstagram #Travel #TSAcanines #AirportLife #Orlando #Florida