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.