Changes to TSA Security Rules Overseas – Power Up!

by Beth Whitman (July 14th, 2014)

I’ve written quite a bit about TSA rules, the use of body scanners and the rights of airline passengers. It’s difficult enough to keep up with all the changes implemented by governmental agencies and airlines. But it’s no wonder this one slipped by me (and most of the media, apparently) because it was quietly announced […]

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TSA Agent Confession ~ More on TSA Body Scanners

by Beth Whitman (February 4th, 2014)

I’ve only ever walked through a TSA body scanner once. It was during a layover in an airport. I now can’t even remember which one. And it was only because after deplaning I was forced to go outside of the security zone and then back into another terminal to catch my connecting flight. The flight […]

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Backscatter Whole Body Scanners – Why Research Matters

by Beth Whitman (June 12th, 2012)

Call me paranoid. Call me a conspiracy theorist. Call me crazy. But I won’t walk through a backscatter scanner at airport security. I have 2 primary reasons for this: There hasn’t been enough research done to know what the long-term effects of these x-ray scanners might be. I’ve yet to fully understand how something that […]

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Opting Out of Full Body Scanners

by Beth Whitman (March 14th, 2011)

March 15th is Everything You Think is Wrong Day. I want to take a moment to explore two aspects of this. The first is how my assumptions about opting out of the fully body scanners were wrong. The second aspect is how important it is to actually think and make conscious choices. Last week at […]

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Women Travelers and Whole Body Scanners

by Beth Whitman (September 13th, 2010)

Earlier this year, the TSA began its rollout of 450 advanced imaging technology whole body scanners at airports. These scanners aim to provide more security for passengers and crew as they can identify items that the current metal detectors cannot. I wrote about whole body scanners after Chris Elliott and Steve Frischling were issued subpoenas […]

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Security Alert: Peanut Butter is Spreadable

by Beth Whitman (June 23rd, 2009)

I knew I was skating on thin ice, but I refuse to accept the fact that peanut butter is a gel. On my way home from Yellowstone National Park this weekend, I was headed through security at Idaho Falls airport. Having purchased a number of food items for our condo stay, Jon and I never […]

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WanderGear Wednesday: FlyBag for Toiletries

by Beth Whitman (February 11th, 2009)

We’re are all trying to stay on top of the ever-changing rules from the TSA. Currently, you are not allowed to carry liquids through security unless they are in 3 oz. or smaller containers and can fit in a quart-size zip-top clear bag. Me? I’ve been putting my toiletries in sandwich bags but these tend […]

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