CHICAGO, IL - Transportation Security Agency (TSA) employee Carl McCann is pretty sure he let someone through security with liquids exceeding the 3.2 oz regulations, however, because she was a business traveler he's not too worried.
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CHICAGO, IL – Transportation Security Agency (TSA) employee Carl McCann is pretty sure he let someone through security with liquids exceeding the 3.4 oz regulations, however, because she was a business traveler he’s not too worried.


13 year TSA veteran Carl McCann is 99% sure he just let someone through the security screening checkpoint at Chicago’s Midway Airport (MDW) with a liquid greater than 3.4 ounces.

The incident came to light during a casual conversation McCann had with a fellow employee in the breakroom later that day when he admitted to seeing what was probably a water bottle in a female passenger’s bag.

McCann decided to let it through after eyeballing the passenger and determining she “looked pretty safe” because she was dressed in business attire.

“Listen, business travelers know what they are doing, she looked pretty safe, and probably had TSA PreCheck,” McCann commented. “Yeah, we are good. Probably. Most likely.”

Karen Byer, the business traveler in question was also a bit surprised when she went to place a newly purchased water bottle into her travel purse and found the complementary one she grabbed at the Hilton Garden Inn she’d stayed at on her way out to the airport earlier that morning.

Lee Ballou

Lee is the brains (but definitely not the looks) of The Takeoff Nap. When he's not complaining about upgrades he runs a few travel blogs, but this one is his favorite.

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