TSA launches hotline for special-needs passengers

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“This additional level of personal communication helps ensure that even those who do not travel often are aware of our screening policies before they arrive at the airport,” he continued.

TSA said it recommends passengers call the hotline 72 hours before their flight, "so that TSA Cares has the opportunity to coordinate checkpoint support with a TSA customer service manager located at the airport, when necessary."

The number for the TSA Cares line will be 1-855-787-2227.