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Are Cargo A/C Subject To The TSA?  
User currently offlineC5LOAD From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

Are cargo carriers subject to the same search criteria of the TSA as pax on airlines are? Do widebody airliners take pallets or "cans" of just cargo on pax flights. If they do, does the TSA go through it? It would seem to me that it would be easy to sneak an explosive into a piece of cargo, especially if it is buried and the cargo is loosely checked.

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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3811 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
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Quoting C5LOAD (Thread starter):

Cargo carriers are subject to TSA rules just like the pax carriers are. Cago gets screened before it's loaded, however it is not screened nearly as much as cargo on passenger planes. In order to ship cargo you have to be a "Known Shipper". If youre not, then youre cargo isn't going.

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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3739 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2408 times:
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Nothing here is sensitive security information and is publicly available on the TSA website.

Cargo carried on aircraft is subject to TSA regulations. 100% of cargo on narrow-body aircraft pax flights in the U.S. is already screened. 100% screening of all cargo on all pax flights starts in 2010. It is at 50% right now.

Most screening is done by the airlines. Some is done by Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSF) under the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP). The TSA is also available to screen cargo, mostly done by the K-9 teams.

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