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Passenger checked an actual missile launcher in his luggage

Here’s a good packing tip: leave the missile launcher at home.
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Over 30 pounds of rat meat was found in man’s bag at airport

In the latest installment of ‘What’s in your bag?’, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents has thwarted a man’s attempt to import several pounds of rat meat.
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These are the weirdest weapons confiscated by the TSA

David Johnston stands over a table full of peculiar items confiscated at Dulles International Airport: A glittery clutch with brass knuckles as a clasp. A perfume bottle shaped like a grenade. A rusted circular saw blade. A pocket-sized pitchfork.
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TSA absentee rate still high, but down from Sunday’s peak

TSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during the partial government shutdown has stabilized - but still at unusually high numbers - just before a three-day holiday weekend that is likely to bring bigger airport crowds.
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Number of no-show airport security screeners soars in shutdown

The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work around the country is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week.
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Porter passengers now eligible for TSA Pre✓

Good news for Porter passengers – the airline has joined the TSA PreP program, which means faster security screening when travelling from the U.S.
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U.S. imposes electronics ban on certain inbound flights

The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.
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Quick Tip: Make sure your cane isn’t concealing a sword when going through airport security

Authorities in South Carolina believe an 80-year-old woman had no idea until she went through airport security that the walking cane she was attempting to take on an airplane contained a hidden sword.
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LAX to get scanners to speed up security

Los Angeles International Airport will be getting new fingerprint and iris scanners for passengers who want to speed through security lines.
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Iberostar launches free insurance package for guests
Iberostar launches free insurance package for guests
In keeping with the new trend of suppliers and destinations offering COVID-19 related insurance coverage, Iberostar...
Winnipeg-Cancun added to ACV’s Western Canada lineup
Air Canada’s nonstop Vancouver-Cancun flights take to the skies
Air Canada Vacations has updated its existing program for Western Canada with a new flight operating from Winnipeg to...
Royal Caribbean unveils updated 2021-22 winter sailing schedule
Royal Caribbean unveils updated 2021-22 winter sailing schedule
Royal Caribbean has announced an adapted winter sailing schedule for 2021-22, including new itineraries in the...
WTM Virtual platform now live in advance of WTM Nov. 9 – 11
WTM Virtual platform now live in advance of WTM Nov. 9 - 11
The WTM Virtual platform is now live and open in advance of this year’s virtual WTM event, taking place Nov. 9 - 11.
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