Transportation Security Administration Takes a Powder?
Typically, “taking a powder” is slang for leaving, and there are many FlyerTalk members would be happy to see the Transportation Security Administration — or TSA — leave the airport security business for good.
That will not happen anytime soon.
What could happen instead is that Transportation Security Administration officers may in the near future request that a container with powder be opened in order to complete the security screening at an airport security checkpoint. There allegedly will not be a new blanket prohibition of powders like the one that is currently being enforced with liquids. Rather, one might be subjected to additional screening if one has powders or granular substances in one’s baggage…