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 2.2.0
+ Now you can report additional ranges of wait times in excess of 31 minutes, as well as see wait times reported by fellow travelers.
Great idea, pretty useless
I just downloaded this after seeing a segment on the Today show. Little did I know that it is user supported for the only useful feature (tsa line wait times). I can use my southwest or other airline app to get flight and airport info. This would've been great if it was updated by the tsa themselves, but it is only from users. Today is the day before Thanksgiving and there was only one update for the lines at 7am. If this isn't a heavy day for traveling and people posting wait times, I don't know what is. Without this info, the app is basically useless.
Helpful if more people used it
If we have to bear up under the illusion of security foisted on us by the gestapo TSA, why not tell each other what to expect at the airport today? This is actually a nice little tool to adjust your expectations when heading to the airport. The only real problem is that not that many people seem to used it so postings tend to be too old to be of much use. With a broader user base this could be quite helpful.
Can now post wait times longer than 30 minutes
Glad to see travelers can post wait times longer than 30 minutes.