TSA App Helps Answer Air Travel Security Questions

The Transportation Security Administration has created a free mobile phone application that answers basic security questions like: What kind of liquids can be brought onto the plane, and what will set off the metal detector?

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

If you find yourself at an airport today - and that by the way, is where Steve is, headed for a big family Thanksgiving - well, you might be flummoxed by the security rules or frustrated by a pat-down. There's an app for that, it turns out. And that's our last word in business today.

The Transportation Security Administration has created a mobile phone application. It doesn't offer do-it-yourself full body scans, but it does answer basic questions like what kind of liquids you can bring onto the plane, what will set off the metal detector. You can check on flight delays and wait times at security check points. At the very least, it's another way to kill time while you're stuck in that security line.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, this day before Thanksgiving. From NPR News, I'm Renee Montagne.

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