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Actual questions travelers ask TSA

A sampling of the wacky and practical things passengers ask the agency’s Twitter hot line.

Bins containing bags needing additional screening are automatically separated on a conveyer belt at a newly designed passenger screening lane unveiled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Atlanta. The new screening lanes allow multiple passengers to load their belongings onto an automated conveyer belt at the same time. The lanes, the first of its kind in the nation, are aimed at speeding up the security process and are modeled on similar systems at London's Heathrow and Amsterdam's Schiphol airports. (AP Photo/David Goldman) 1211magazine
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Travelers can now use TSA’s social-media hot line for quick answers to questions about what they can get through security checkpoints. Here are some of the more interesting recent queries.

Can I bring my cute friend?

How about if my friend is a skull?


How about my deodorant?

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What about my cardboard c0-worker?

There’s also some potty talk:

Liquids bring up plenty of issues:

Is this a carry-on or checked item?


How about power tools?

Are these allowed?

What about turkeys?

Finally, how about lightsabers (size matters not)?

To check out more Ask TSA queries, visit the agency’s Twitter feed.

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