Homeland Security Department Issues Alert to Airline Carriers to a Potential Terror Attack Using Thermoses


Thermoses and coffee mugs, scanned, not banned.

The Homeland Security Department is now warning airlines against the possible terrorist threat of using insulated thermoses to carry out terror attacks. People bring thermoses on planes, really? Homeland Security  learned about these threats through intelligence chatter. Ever wonder if terrorists did this as disinformation? A thermos? With all the things that we are prevented from bringing on to a plane, I’m trying to figure out how a thermos would be allowed in the first place. Isn’t this why in the past the TSA checked all containers with liquid like mouth wash and shampoo.


The Homeland Security Department has alerted air carriers to a potential terror tactic involving insulated beverage containers like thermoses.

The alert stressed that there is no intelligence about an active terror plot, but travelers may notice airport screeners taking a closer look at empty insulated containers.

The Transportation Security Administration “is carefully monitoring information related to terrorist tactics” in coordination with other nations, TSA spokeswoman Sterling Payne said in a statement Thursday. “The possible tactics terrorists might use include the concealment of explosives inside insulated beverage containers, so in the coming days, passengers flying within and to the U.S. may notice additional security measures related to insulated beverage containers.”

What’s next, lunch boxes?

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    One Response to “Homeland Security Department Issues Alert to Airline Carriers to a Potential Terror Attack Using Thermoses”

    1. Jayne (on the left coast) on December 25th, 2010 1:24 pm

      Just NOW they are not allowing thermoses? Seems to me they should have been disallowed before sippy cups. They are also a potential weapon, some of them look like a silver missile.

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