The Transportation Security Administration is responsible for overseeing security at the nation's airports, but weighing in on what items are permitted on airplanes has become part of the job.
The Transportation Security Administration said the display was found in a baggage screening area.
Air travelers left close to $1 million at airport checkpoints around the country during the last fiscal year, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
Two House Democrats proposed legislation to continue to fund the FAA during future government shutdowns. The bill comes after flight delays amid a shortage of air traffic controllers, who were ordered to work unpaid during the last shutdown.
TSA screeners found a record number of firearms in airline passenger carry-on bags last year, according to data released Thursday by the agency, NBC News reports.
"Squawk Box" speaks with Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and CNBC's autos and airlines industry reporter Phil LeBeau about how another government shutdown might affect air travel.
John Pistole, former TSA administrator, and Doug Steenland, former Northwest Airlines CEO, join 'Squawk Alley' via phone to discuss the ground stop at LaGuardia and lack of airport employees due to the government shutdown.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports from Chicago on how the airline industry is being impacted during the government shutdown. He speaks with American Airlines CEO Doug Parker.
Aviation workers expressed concerns about air travel safety as the partial government shutdown drags on. Airline executives are starting to see some impact to revenue and have expressed worry about the effects if the shutdown continues.
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly joins "Squawk on the Street" in an exclusive interview to discuss how the government shutdown is affecting his company as well as the airline industry as a whole.
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly joins "Squawk on the Street" in an exclusive interview following the company's earnings results.
TSA officers brace for second missed check as the government shutdown drags on into a second month. The more than 50,000 TSA officers are among the some 420,000 government employees ordered to work in the shutdown.
Airlines waived change fees ahead of winter storm Harper. Travelers can change their tickets to travel as late as next week as the storm approaches the East Coast, bringing snow, sleet and heavy rain.
The Transportation Security Administration says unpaid airport screeners have not been showing up to work because of financial reasons. TSA's ranks of 51,000 have been deemed essential and have been ordered to work without paychecks in the shutdown.
The CEO of United Airlines said the carrier is worried about the prolonged U.S. government shutdown, but said the material impact is not yet "significant." Munoz's comments come a day after Delta's CEO said the shutdown will cost it $25 million this month.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said the partial U.S. government shutdown will cost it $25 million in lost revenue this month as fewer government contractors are traveling.
Several large U.S. airports have closed either terminals or checkpoints as more TSA officers, who are not getting regular paychecks in the government shutdown, call in sick. The aviation industry has been among the most vocal against the shutdown.
Airlines that have been battered by investors are set to report fourth-quarter earnings this week. Cheaper fuel, economic growth worries and the longest U.S. government shutdown in history will likely come up on calls.
David Vernon, senior research analyst at Bernstein, joins "Squawk Box" to give his analysis of how the government shutdown might affect the airline industry.
The union representing the United States' air traffic controllers is suing the administration of President Donald Trump over their pay, which is frozen in the partial government shutdown.