What we’re reading: Southwest makes Dallas flight plans, TSA loosens liquid rule, confessions of an ex-TSA agent


Southwest Airlines to reveal cities served from Love Field

Even though the Wright Amendment will not expire until October 13, Southwest Airlines has announced flights that they will be flying out of Love Field.

But Dallas-based Southwest will be spending the year leading up to that date whipping up excitement about the upcoming milestone. And on Monday, it’ll add the latest part — naming the cities that will get nonstop service out of Dallas.

Southwest officials have sidestepped questions about possible destinations in the past, although they’ve suggested that Southwest’s busiest airports are logical targets to serve out of Dallas.

TSA loosens rules on international alcohol

Last Friday, the TSA has loosened its 3-1-1 rule for alcohol purchased internationally.

The Transportation Safety Administration’s 3-1-1 rule has been relaxed just a little bit starting Friday, for people coming to the United States from abroad. Travelers who buy alcohol or other liquids at those duty-free airport shops abroad can bring them into the United States on an international flight and carry them onto a connecting flight.

This slight relaxing of the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule affects only some people returning home to the United States from other countries.

Dear America, I saw you naked

Jason Edward Harrington is a writer that used to work for the TSA. In this article he wrote for Politico, he reveals what it was like working for the TSA.

By night, I took part in barbed criticism of U.S foreign policy; by day, I spent eight hours at O’Hare in a federal uniform, solemnly carrying out orders passed down from headquarters.

I hated it from the beginning. It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants as part of the post-9/11 airport security show.