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True TSA Story–Blond Ponytail is Dangerous Weapon

As a "million mile flyer"– I am skilled at managing my way through airport security with as little hassle as possible. Even when I am "TSA Pre-cleared" I always have my liquids in one regulation size plastic bag, always declare my iPad or PC, and avoid wearing jewelry or high heel shoes that can set off a metal detector. But I was completely unprepared for my experience with the TSA this past week -- when I was stopped by a female TSA agent who told me she had to "pat down my ponytail".