The TSA responds to the question: Shoes in or out of bin? Budget Travel gets answers! The TSA weighs in on complaints our readers have posted to our blog on inconsistent policies at airports nationwide regarding whether to put shoes inside or outside of bins. Budget Travel Thursday, Jun 18, 2009, 4:03 PM Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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The TSA responds to the question: Shoes in or out of bin?

Dozens of readers have commented on our recent blog post about the TSA's new ruling on shoes. It sounds like there's some major inconsistencies at airports across the country.

Blogger Bob over at the TSA had this response:

Good day! Blogger Bob here from the TSA blog. I just wanted to pop in and make a quick statement and provide a couple of links for you.

The new shoe protocol is a suggestion to de-clutter bins and make things easier for our officers to see on the X-ray monitor.

If our officers are requiring you to do this, I strongly suggest you use our Got Feedback program and contact a TSA customer support representative at the airport you were traveling through.

The TSA's "Got Feedback?" form

The original Shoe Post on TSA Blog

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