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Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is a consumer advocate and syndicated columnist who has covered the TSA since its inception. Christopher writes for the TSA News.

TSA’s new Pre-Check programs raises major privacy concerns

TSA’s new Pre-Check programs raises major privacy concerns

When the Transportation Security Administration’s Pre-Check formally launches sometime this fall, its trusted-traveler program will..

Is the TSA using scripts to push us through its full body scanners?

Is the TSA using scripts to push us through its full body scanners?

Roberta Ling is a 73-year-old woman from Austin, Texas. Statistically, she’s likelier to be the next Miss America than a terrorist. But..

Patience with TSA is just about up

Patience with TSA is just about up

Let’s give the Transportation Security Administration one last chance. After the release of a Government Accountability Office report..

Tagged as a troublemaker by the TSA

Tagged as a troublemaker by the TSA

Think the TSA operates above the law, with virtually no accountability to the public? Then Vadim Rapp’s story won’t surprise you. The..

How to tell the TSA how to do its job – and how to get it to listen

How to tell the TSA how to do its job – and how to get it to listen

If you’re afraid a TSA agent might bungle your screening when you fly somewhere this summer, maybe you should do what John Klapproth did..

It’s time to tell the TSA what you really think of it – and for it to listen

It’s time to tell the TSA what you really think of it – and for it to listen

Travelers love to complain about the TSA, and even though the agency assigned to protect America’s transportation systems claims to..

Summer road hazards your government won’t warn you about

Summer road hazards your government won’t warn you about

With the frenetic summer travel season just around the corner, here’s a little warning about a road hazard you might not expect: a..

Who’s afraid of the TSA?

Who’s afraid of the TSA?

Today’s tale of TSA inefficiency comes from the Atlantic Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, NY. “This station has at least six..

Is your 15-year-old son a terrorist?

Is your 15-year-old son a terrorist?

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. You arrive at the airport to fly home from your family vacation, and something goes wrong —..

Random, unpredictable airport security that’s not always awful? Only in America

Random, unpredictable airport security that’s not always awful? Only in America

The TSA screening area at Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s B gates isn’t much to look at. It’s a dark, cavernous processing area..

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