The Albany International Airport just installed new high-tech security scanners. These state-of-the-art machines can detect everything. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is urging travelers to know what they can and cannot pack. If you are flying out any time soon, here's what you need to know.
When you go through the Albany International Airport checkpoint you won't have to worry about having a small amount of marijuana on you. If you have a small amount of pot, TSA agents and police will no longer seize it, arrest you, or even issue a ticket not just at Albany International Airport but airports across New York state. Officials say it's not something security officers are looking for when they pat you down or search your bags.
TSA is looking to hire 25 positions at Albany International, Syracuse Hancock International, and Buffalo-Niagara International Airports in the next few months as a part of a national effort to hire more TSA officers ahead of the summer travel season. Apply HERE.
Since 9/11, the TSA has made airport security stricter than we've ever seen - for good reason. Now, a few airports are going back to the way things used to be and changing who's allowed through security.