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What's in a name (to the TSA)?

I'm flying from the West Coast to the East Coast of the US in 24 hours and was about to check in when I realized my name was wrong on the itinerary. Say my name is Katie Smith - it's listed in my booking as Katiems Smith. I'm pretty sure Google Flight just mashed together my first name and Ms., but now it's appears at Katiems on the itinerary and obviously my passport and driver's license say Katie. What to do? [more inside]
posted by wintersonata9 on Sep 28, 2014 - 11 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

Temporary license + expired passport = OK to fly?

I'm flying next week. My only forms of photo ID are a temporary driver's license and an expired passport. Will the TSA accept these? If I have to go through additional screening, what should I expect? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Nov 15, 2012 - 21 answers

Scan it, scan it real good.

Airport body scans -- male and female buttons. How do they work? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Nov 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Flying with a Newborn

Logistics of traveling solo with an infant. Looking for tips regarding carriers, going to the bathroom, changing a baby on the plane. I'll be flying Alaska Air and I'd love any special tips for flying these small planes or even Alaska in particular. [more inside]
posted by amanda on Feb 23, 2011 - 29 answers

Wrong name on plane ticket

Out of habit, I bought a plane ticket for my wife with her maiden name, while her driver's license now shows her married name. How much trouble will she get into at airport security? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Jan 4, 2011 - 16 answers

Fucking airport security, how does it work?

Flying into the US from another country: what's going on with security? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2010 - 10 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 bag theft during TSA inspection

Help me keep my bags from being stolen during the TSA security check. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Nov 16, 2010 - 23 answers

Flying domestic with lots of cash

I might be flying domestically (USA) with a large sum of cash. Will I have issues with TSA? [more inside]
posted by fuzzypinkslippers on Jun 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Do you know the way to San Jose with an expired passport?

Can I travel within the US using an expired Canadian passport? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Would you feel safer knowing that the person next to you does not have cool magnet toys?

Can I bring ferrofluid on an airplane? [more inside]
posted by cubby on Apr 21, 2010 - 11 answers

I know the names don't match, but it's really me! I swear!

Someone purchased an airline ticket for me, but booked it under my nickname instead of my legal name. I don't have any photo ID with my nickname on it. Will I be able to fly? [more inside]
posted by arianell on Oct 26, 2009 - 24 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

How about that TSA?

So just how bad is the TSA these days? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Mar 4, 2008 - 35 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

How do I pack for air travel these days?

Dear seasoned travelers of MeFi, help me plan for my trip to PDX. I haven't flown in a while and am a bit nervous about the whole airport security thing. I want to avoid issues with the TSA and airline workers, so if you would, please give me suggestions on packing. [more inside]
posted by Lynsey on Jun 23, 2007 - 18 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

Travel Tips for Flying with a Newborn - Threat Level Orange

I'm flying tonight from Boston to Pittsburgh with a one month old baby. I know not to bring any liquids in my carry-on luggage with me, per the news today. Will they let me bring the car seat on with me, or will I have to check it? What else should I expect, in terms of flying with a newborn? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Aug 10, 2006 - 25 answers

take a home made stereo as carry-on?

I tore apart a bookshelf stereo system and put it in a strawberry crate, as seen here. I love it. I would like to take it with me when I move to hawaii. Can I carry it on? It's nothing more than electronics that work. but i'm afraid TSA might just take one look and toss me into the clink. I realize safety is the TSA's priority but I do want to take this if possible. I've carry'd on my record player before. what's the diff?
posted by hurting.the.feelings.of.thechinesepeople on Feb 4, 2006 - 11 answers

Airline policy shift?

When did the FAA/airlines stop asking those 2 questions about whether someone had given me something to bring on the plane, and whether my bags had been out of my possession at any point? What was their justification? I want to say that this changed after 9/11, but that doesn't really make sense.
posted by unknowncommand on Dec 30, 2005 - 27 answers

Packing food for airline travel

Can I check a cooler full of food when flying state to state? [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Nov 11, 2005 - 18 answers

Damaged Luggage and the TSA

I recently flew domestically in the US and had luggage damaged by a TSA inspection, anybody have a similar experience? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Apr 14, 2005 - 6 answers

Show removal at airports?

I am ready to Fight The Man and refuse to remove my shoes at airport security *unless and until* they set off the metal detector. Help my defense. [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Mar 19, 2005 - 50 answers

Preparing for TSA screenings

I'm flying in a few weeks, and I'm majorly worried by some of the stories I've been hearing about physical TSA screenings. There are certain ways I am not willing to consent to be touched by strangers, no matter what.

Do I have any recourse if I am singled out for a physical search of my person, other than not to fly at all? How can I prepare in advance for potential conflicts?
posted by croutonsupafreak on Dec 1, 2004 - 24 answers

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