TSA says it doesn't know why United thought comics were banned from checked Comic-Con luggage

People flying home from San Diego Comic-Con yesterday got a rude surprise when they spotted signs at the United check-in warning them not to put comics in their checked bags — and most assumed it was the TSA's doing, a reasonable assumption given that the agency has been repeatedly trialling programs to search passengers' literature for exploding words for some months.

United blamed the TSA. But now the TSA denies any involvement.

We've reached out to United for more information and will update this post if we hear back.

TSA Says It Did Not Ban Comic Books From Checked Bags On Flights Leaving Comic-Con [Mary Beth Quirk/Consumerist]