30 Jun '18, 4pm

It started with shoes, then water. Now TSA wants snacks...

It started with shoes, then water. Now TSA wants snacks...

They came for your laptops. And for your liquids, and your shoes. Now, the Transportation Security Administration is coming for your snacks. Passengers at airports across the country are reporting that increasingly TSA agents are instructing them to remove their snacks and other food items from their carry-ons and place them in those ubiquitous plastic bins for separate screening. It's not part of agency's standard policy, according to TSA spokesman Mike England. It's simply a recommendation issued by the agency last year to help speed the bag-check process. Screening supervisors at airports have the discretion to decide whether, and when, to demand passengers proffer up their pretzel packs for a solo trip through the X-ray machine. But the "recommendation" appears to be gaining steam and moving rapidly into the territory of de-facto protocol, according to travelers who ha...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/it-started-with-your-shoes-t...

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