TSA to have”random” beverage checks before boarding

Just when you think the TSA could not be any more ridiculous, they turn it up to eleven.

According to the TSA’s website, the beverage checks are random, hygenic and happen at airports across the country, including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field.

The test involves a test strip and dropper containing a non-toxic solution. TSA agents do not place the test strips in your drink. Instead, agents have the passenger remove the cap or lid, and agents then hold the strip over the opening.

The test strip is then removed away from the drink and the solution is dropped on the strip.


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