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What is this live ammo doing in my apartment?

Help me figure out if this explanation makes sense. [more inside]
posted by sucre on Dec 27, 2015 - 53 answers

Goin' down to ol' Tokyo town

Going to Japan in October and the tickets I'm looking at offer me one of three US airports to transit through. Which to choose? [more inside]
posted by bulgroz on Aug 8, 2014 - 9 answers

Cintiq through airport screening?

Can I take a Cintiq digitiser tablet through airport screening without getting it confiscated? The Cintiq requires mains power to work. (It doesn't have a battery, & was never designed to work with one). I think it's understandable that I wouldn't want to check this in as hold baggage. It's easy to mistake the thing for a tablet that "suspiciously does nothing" when not plugged in to the wall. UK-US trip. [more inside]
posted by aesop on Aug 4, 2014 - 21 answers

Small Kitchen Appliances & the TSA

Can I bring a toaster oven through airport security? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Dec 1, 2012 - 13 answers

Wads of small bills at JFK Airport - how to change?

This past weekend I had a huge moving sale, and ended up with about $1500 in small bills ($1s, $5s, $10s, $20s). Between cleaning my apartment and packing everything up today, I forgot to go to the bank and deposit the money into my account. Tomorrow morning I fly out of JFK (Terminal 4, specifically) to move to San Francisco, and since my flight is early there's no time to go to a bank. I feel weird traveling with these huge wads of cash, especially as it's all small bills. Right now it's all stuffed into a cigar box in my carry-on. I don't think it will fit in my wallet. Will the currency exchange places give me $100s (or better yet a money order) for my cash, and will I find one before passing through security? Will TSA steal from me, or give me a hard time for carrying these wads of bills? Is there possibly a Bank of America branch in JFK? What should I do? I don't think I'm comfortable depositing this much cash through an ATM, and anyway it would take forever.
posted by betsbillabong on Aug 27, 2012 - 18 answers

Flying to Korea on my first international trip. Advice?

I'm flying to South Korea (JFK to PEK to ICN) in two weeks for my first international trip in years. I need some advice on preparation, the flight, and the subsequent two months I'll spend in Korea. [more inside]
posted by jykmf on Aug 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Airport scanner with pet?

Can you go through the new airport scanner machines holding a pet? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Nov 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Preventing luggage theft during airport screenings

What are strategies for preventing the theft of your luggage during airport security screening? [more inside]
posted by pavane on Nov 13, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I organize a picket line at the airport?

Help me organize a "picket line" at a local airport about the new TSA security policies. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2010 - 23 answers

Will an expired license prevent me from flyiing to oregon

I have a flight tomorrow morning and just found out that my Driver license is expired. Will this prevent me from getting through the airports. [more inside]
posted by sharkhunt on Jul 24, 2010 - 20 answers

Flying the friendly (safe) skies..?

Is the TSA going to be relaxing security at airports? Help settle a disagreement.. [more inside]
posted by loquat on May 3, 2010 - 13 answers

How to minimize hassle at DTW?

Airport/airplane security-filter: have you flown from DTW since yesterday? [more inside]
posted by number9dream on Dec 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Does the TSA freak out over Incase hard shells?

Anyone know if TSA agents would require you to remove a laptop from a hard shell case during the x-ray screening process? Or are they just concerned about clutter in bags obscuring their view? I have the Incase linked above and do not want to have to try and go through the pain of removing the thing in line... or at all for that matter :) Thanks!
posted by vitrum on Nov 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Solar Panels R Fun!

Do you have this backpack? Have you taken it through the TSA? [more inside]
posted by aetg on Jun 26, 2008 - 5 answers

What will they do if I CAN'T turn on my laptop?

TSAfilter: will there be any problem getting a laptop without a battery through the carry-on checkpoint at my local (American) airport? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2007 - 26 answers

An ounce of prevention?

I'm flying to DC this week, and all of my travel sized containers are four ounces, not the 3 oz. specified in the TSA bulletin. I went shopping to try to find some more compliant containers, and everything I found was 4 oz. as well!!! The bottles are short, I'm only using 2 of them, and they easily fit into the quart-sized baggie. What are my chances, MeFi? Would I be courting trouble to use what I've got? [more inside]
posted by shelbaroo on Jan 14, 2007 - 34 answers

Stolen Items from Checked Luggage

Unpacking from a recent flight back to the U.S. from abroad, I just noticed that a few things were missing from my checked baggage (a pair of high-quality outdoor jackets). I'm wondering which avenue of renumeration would be the best to pursue - the airline (Continental), my renter's insurance policy, even the TSA - and how? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Dec 17, 2004 - 7 answers

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