Want to get through airport security with minimal hassle? Then listen to the Transportation Security Administration agents’ instructions — and keep your mouth shut. The agency is extremely serious about safety. So saying the wrong thing to a TSA agent can get you in major trouble.
Check out the things you should never, ever say to a TSA agent — at least not if you want to board your plane on time.
1. Have you ever heard of the Fourth Amendment?
Angry travelers often cite the Fourth Amendment — the one protecting people against unreasonable searches and seizures — when a TSA agent opens their suitcases. Most TSA agents are familiar with the Constitution and its amendments. But they don’t want to begin a legal debate with you. Starting an argument won’t help you out anyway.
Next: Never ask a TSA agent this forward question.