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TSA rep at L.A. Times Travel Show

January 26, 2012
  • Transportation Security Administration policies will be discussed at Sunday's L.A. Times Travel Show session with spokesman Nico Melendez.
Transportation Security Administration policies will be discussed at… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

Sure, Arthur Frommer will be at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show this weekend, as well as popular travel show stalwart Rick Steves. Flying under the radar, so to speak, is TSA spokesman Nico Melendez, who will appear Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Times Pavilion (not stage), at the L.A. Convention Center.

Melendez, who has not been listed on any of the schedules, will appear with Los Angeles Times travel staffer Chris Erskine during a session on navigating Southern California airports.

The TSA official has an interesting background. He spent 11 months as a reservist in Afghanistan, where he worked with the U.S. Navy. In his appearance Sunday, he will discuss some of the TSA’s controversial  policies and the reasons behind them. The public will get a chance to ask questions at the end of the 45-minute session.

For speaker and show schedule, click here.  The L.A. Times Travel Show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $10.

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