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Listen: Florida airport panics over smoking bag – here’s what really happened

Doc Thompson
An airline travelers at Ronald Reagan National Airport walk to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint prior to traveling on November 26, 2014, the busiest travel day of the year. Hundreds of flights were cancelled or delayed Wednesday in the US northeast as a winter storm delivered freezing rain and snow ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the year's biggest travel weekends. A wintry mix was falling in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, according to the National Weather Service, which forecast "havoc" for travelers along the east coast from the Carolinas up through New England. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

A panic at Orlando International Airport over the weekend turned out to be a false alarm when a smoking bag was just a lithium-ion battery in a camera.

A TSA agent ran the smoking bag holding the exploding battery away from passengers, and no one was injured. But even though the camera battery wasn’t maliciously planted, the airport was evacuated, passengers were forced to exit their plane, and travelers waiting at their gates had to go through TSA screening all over again. Dozens of passengers were stuck for the night because of canceled and diverted flights.

Doc, Kal and Brad talked about the story on today’s show along with many other examples of how TSA has inconvenienced travelers without keeping them any safer.

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