Bloggers: If You Are a Frequent Flyer, You’ll Need This TSA App
Luckily, the TSA has developed an iPhone app as well as a mobile Web site to help us all navigate their guidelines.
The Can I Bring section is my favorite. Just type in the item you are unsure of and it will bring up some results that match. Select from the list and it will tell you if it’s permitted or not and if there are any special guidelines for the item. It seems I always have some oddball item I’m not sure of before I take a flight so this is very handy.
Go to the Wait Time section to find out approximately what the wait time is in the security lines at the airport you are headed to. While I am used to a 10-20 minute wait here in St. Louis, I’ve been to other airports that take much longer and several small airports where there is really no wait at all. This is so helpful when knowing when you need to get to the airport for a flight.
The Airport Status section allows you to see a map of the USA with markers showing delay times all across the country at a glance. Green dots are good, red is bad; it even shows a black dot if the airport is currently closed.
Finally there is the guide which provides information on acceptable IDs, the rules for liquids, aerosols and gels, special medical needs, how to dress and pack related to security, rules about food and drink, and even guides if you are traveling with children.