By Transportation Security Administration
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“My TSA” gives you 24/7 access to information that passengers frequently request from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
“My TSA” named Best Government Mobile App from the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) at its 9th Annual Excellence.Gov Awards event in Washington, D.C. in March 2011.
InformationWeek recognition of TSA as one of the Top 15 Government IT Innovators during the 23rd annual InformationWeek 500 Conference in September 2011. TSA was recognized for the deployment and enhancement of the My TSA mobile application.
“My TSA” provides real-time operating status for U.S. airports from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); a tool to find out if an item is allowed in your carry-on or checked baggage; information on ID requirements, liquids rules, and tips for packing and dressing to speed through security.
With “My TSA”, from the Transportation Security Administration, you can:
+ Quickly search whether you can bring items with you through the checkpoint onto the airplane.
+ Find out which airports and airlines support TSA PreCheck® and how to sign-up.
+ Check approximate wait times at TSA security checkpoints at the airport of your choice and add your own wait time for other to see.
+ Consult the TSA Guide on how to prepare for and get through the security checkpoint quickly. Watch TSA Videos on tips for a smooth travel experience.
+ See airport delay information for airports nationwide -- and see how long are the delays.
+ Provide immediate feedback to TSA concerning your checkpoint experience.
+ Check the weather forecast and current weather conditions at any U.S. airport.
+ Icons and crisp graphics that look spectacular on iOS Retina displays.
What's New in Version 2.1.2
+ Fixed airport search issue
not very personalized
Airport Status - Came up with Dulles as my default airport when at home in Gburg - should allow me to pick and remember my favorite option our of local - not intuitive how to select a default airport. Mine happens to be BWI. Finally found this option in the last menu item - should be first dialog when I first open the app to set.
Can I bring - had to figure out the keyword was carry-on to be able to get suggested dimensions - still not sure as it is airline dependent
Had a question about a minor ability to travel alone and what documentation they would need - not intuitive where to find this information on the traveller's guide
Wait times section - not intuitive that this allows me to post wait times - why would I do this - can TSA tell me what it will use the data for?
Current Weather - again I want to tie to my preferred airport vs. the closest one - works once I preset my airport
TSA precheck - would be great to point me to the map if closest airport has a TSA-Precheck office in the concourse
Videos - no search capability - just TSA videos by date
Is there any anonymous personalization information I could provide that would give me a better experience - maybe my age or whether I was disabled - an about me page. Could be stored locally on the phone - don't want any specific personal information
Useless App-I wish I could give it zero stars.
This app is basically useless. With wait times now exceeding 1, 2, and in some places 3 hours it is absolutely useless to only allow wait times to be classified as 31+. It would be really simple to add more times beyond 31+. It is probably set this way to make wait times look better than they are. I travel with medical conditions and a service dog. It is nice to have an estimate on how long wait times are to ensure accuracy. Plus pet relief areas are out of reach because some places require you to go back through security. I cannot even imaging trying to travel with kids and not having a more accurate estimate. If I hadn't know from a friend about longer TSA wait times I would have thought I could make it through security in a decent time of about half an hour, now I need to be at the airport 3 hours early.
Now We're Talking
IT WORKS! Now granted, the time data from this app is user fueled, and not enough people have cared to download this app since it wasn't functioning before, but it's a big step up.
Only feature I wish it had: A favorites list. When I jumping around to and fro, I'd love to be able to save my favorite airports and not fumble around with search every time I need data. This isn't too much to ask right? ;)
But still, this is worth the download. High Five TSA!
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Dec 09, 2015
- Version: 2.1.2
- Size: 6.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Transportation Security Administration
- © 2010 - 2015
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.