Dear TSA: I’m a Dad, That Doesn’t Mean I’m a Kidnapper

Sam Cook
4 min readFeb 2, 2023
A father and child standing at the window in an airport.
Photo by Kate Trysh on Unsplash

I recently found myself at the front of an airport TSA Pre-Check line, silently praying that my daughter wasn’t about to break down in tears. It wasn’t how I wanted our holiday trip to Disney World to start.

When you go through airport security with a child, TSA agents typically ask the child a few questions to verify that they’re not being trafficked — simple things…

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Sam Cook

Former writer for Tested.com and Geek.com, currently a technology professional, teacher, and father. I write about whatever is on my mind.