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App of the Month: My TSA

Sometimes you will arrive at the airport really early anticipating very long security lines only to find out there is barely anyone there. Other times you may have too much liquids in your carry on bag only to be turned away from TSA and now have to check your bag. It is a lot of information that changes. The TSA realized all of this and more and has decided to make an app, My TSA, to help passengers.

The TSA app is free and available in the iTunes store and Google Play. It is very easy to use and is very helpful. The TSA says this app will help passengers not only save time, but money as well. The app has some great features that can help you on your trips.

Can I Bring?

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This section of the app is very helpful in letting you know what you can go through with. All you do is type in what you are trying to bring. The app tells you if it can go on your carry-on, needs to be checked, or is a no go all together. It gives detailed info that will help you pack accordingly.

Guide

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The guide informs you on how to quickly get through security. This part of the app lets you know what can set off a metal detector. It gives information about shoes, head coverage, and piercings. This is especially great for first time flyers or those who rarely travel. It gives some Do’s and Don’ts such as; Do pack coats and jackets in checked baggage when possible. Don’t wrap gifts.

There is also an informative area about liquids and gels that will help when packing. This also includes foods. For those traveling with kids there is information on what has to go through the X-ray machine. If your wondering about acceptable IDs there is a section for that as well.

Wait Times

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Those who use the app have the ability to update others on wait times for security lines. This is great to know if you will be able to speed through security or need to arrive even earlier. The more people who use this feature, the more helpful it will be for all.

Current Weather

When flying, weather is a huge factor to consider. It can mean the difference between a potential delay or cancellation and an on time departure. This section of the app gives you a decently detailed weather forecast of the city you are in.

TSA Pre Check

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For those who have signed up for TSA Pre Check or considering it, this part of the app lets you know how the process works. It also briefly explains the application process. Another great feature is that it lets you know which airports participate in TSA Pre Check.

There is other features that may come in handy for you with this app and I definitely suggest downloading it. It can answer a good amount of questions for you or someone else.

 

36 Comments

  • Tara

    This would be helpful for a lot of breastfeeding mothers I know, who are concerned about bringing their breast milk on a flight. They could reference the rules right there at security if need be, giving them a bit of extra confidence. Love it!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea, that is a great thing to note. They will know ahead of time rather than when they get there.

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  • Rani

    Interesting. I hope they market it the right way, so everyone will use it and ultimately, yes, those lines will move faster! Ha! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Hopefully so, it would really help with the lines!

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  • jhutchnz

    Oh the wait times!! yes this would be awesome for a mom of 2 lil girls! I like to be prepared and organized… 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      It would be awesome to know what the wait times will be or at the very least bring them down because people are more informed.

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  • patricemfoster

    I would like this app for sure. I am always in and out of the airport traveling. This would Make my life and many more people including TSA personnels better. Shorter lines makes me happy.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yes, you should download. I think the more people who use it the more useful it will become and the better it will be for everyone.

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  • Tami

    This looks like it could be very helpful–thanks for sharing it with all of us. There’s always something new to learn!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It can be very helpful. Especially if people update info about security lines.

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  • We Travel Together

    What a great app! Really loved the «Can I Bring?» idea, but looks like a lot of useful information in the guide too. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Holly Dayz

      I thought it was a pretty kool app. It definitely has a lot of useful info.

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  • Tim

    Ok, I better get a smart phone at some point so I can take advantage of all these useful applications.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yes or a tablet with cellular capabilities.

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  • Nadeen

    This is great! I need to apply for TSA pre check. This is definitely useful fir newbies flyers. I wish there was never a wait at Atlanta airport. Never!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea! The more airports that get TSA Pre Check the better and more useful it will be. I know I have been on those long long lines at the ATL airport smh.

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  • deafinitelywanderlust

    This is great!!! I never thought there will be an app for that, but I’m so glad there is. I gotta download this! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      Your very welcome. I am glad this will be of use to you.

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  • staciesayzso

    I don’t fly that often, but it’s nice to know that there’s an app to help me if I need it. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • Holly Dayz

      That is fine, this is a great app for you to have when you do.

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  • everydayeyecandy

    I had no that the TSA had an app! I am off to download it now! Thanks for sharing

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    • Holly Dayz

      Very welcome. It has some useful elements, even for those who fly often.

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  • Christine @MomsNCharge

    OMG this is awesome! I’m downloading it now, thanks for sharing!!!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Very welcome. I thought it was pretty kool too!

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  • Frugal Flirty N Fab

    Great app and I will surely use it the next time I take a trip

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    • Holly Dayz

      I am glad it will be of use to you.

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  • MJ

    Now this is an app I would download when traveling. Just thinking about all the red tape that goes with a simple trip these days gives me anxiety. Now that I have children, it is so important to me to be prepared when traveling. This is perfect.

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    • Holly Dayz

      There is always something new or extra so this will certainly help with any of that red tape.

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  • Vashti@veepeejay.com

    This is an awesome App. As someone who has been doing a lot of traveling lately it will certainly come in handy. Thanks for sharing Holly.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Very welcome. I am glad this app will be of use to you.

      Reply
  • Julian @BoldFearless1

    What a HUGE help! Thank you for sharing this app. As someone who loves to travel, I appreciate ANYTHING that can make the experience smoother. Will have to download once I have more space on my phone 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      Glad to be of help. The app has some helpful elements.

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  • Mimi

    Great resource, especially for people who don’t travel often. I’m pretty versed in the guidelines but will be downloading this to make sure I’m abreast of any changes.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Definitely great for first time travelers. They do have some features that are useful to all travelers as well.

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  • samselim

    Good resource for people who are organized and want to know all the information when travelling! We tend to just go with the flow but I can see how this would be helpful 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yes a very good way to keep abreast and organized.

      Reply

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