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TSA Tweets Daily Air Travel Tips During Holiday Season

December 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Article written by Tokyo Travelers Guide

Sometimes travelers are chosen at random for a secondary inspection, while others choose the hands-on pat-down instead of the full body scanner at one of the TSA checkpoints in Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal One in Los Angeles, California. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

As people search for a last minute vacation deal over the holidays, it’s easy to get frazzled and harried about everything you need to do before the big trip. The government’s Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is doing their best to help by taking to Twitter. Throughout the holiday season, travelers can get daily tips on travel from the @tsablogteam Twitter feed.

While the TSA’s Tweets won’t help you find the latest airline ticket sales, it can help you avoid big hassles once you get to the airport and try to get on your plane. For example, snow globes are popular Christmas gift items that many people try to bring on the plane as part of their carry-on items. But if you try to go through security with one in your purse, backpack or duffel bag, it will be taken away: snow globes are on the TSA’s list of banned items inside the cabin. Instead, you can bring your snow globe in your checked baggage.

So while the TSA can’t help you with an air travel deal, they can help you avoid the stress and problems associated with holiday flights.

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