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
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!
Could be better
Great concept, but poor execution for wait time options when posting. The longest wait time you're allowed to post is 31+ minutes, which is incredibly misleading to others checking the app for wait times. I waited for over an hour at SJC yesterday, and posting 31+ minutes leaves it too open-ended for anyone else who may be checking the app as well. More options for realistic wait times would be a vast improvement to the app.
Wait times are a joke
The max they let you report wait times is 30+ minutes. I waited. 1 hour 36 minutes in San Juan PR and barely made it as they were closing the door! One lady wasn't going to let me on but thank goodness the other open re-opened her screen. It would have been helpful to know this airports security was so slow. I got the 1 1/2 hours before my flight and u didn't even check baggage and still almost didn't make it. I heard the baggage line was an additional hour. This info should be posted!!!!!!