When the TSA encounters a passenger with a knife hidden in the sole of his sneaker, a full-scale security response is issued to investigate. See behind-the-scenes photos from this episode.
After discovering a knife concealed in a shoe, Daniel and the TSA agents radio all agencies to notify them of the security scare.
Ashutosh looks into flight information for missing passengers, while Stefan radios a last call for Frankfurt over the loudspeaker.
Passengers wait in line at the TSA screening checkpoint. Shoes, handbags and coats are sent through the scanner.
Stefan knows that if the missing passengers don't show up in time, the ramp workers will have to take their checked baggage off the flight -- which could result in a delay for Lufthansa.
TSA agent engages in a second screening of a carry-on item, checking for prohibited items like liquids, gels and aerosols over 3.4 ounces.
TSA agents discuss the wildest items that they’ve seen come through the checkpoint. Today, it's a large jar of peanut butter and a loaded firearm that set off their radar.
A shot of the airfield.
TSA supervisor Daniel Tabares spots a peculiar item on the screen -- a knife in a shoe.
Passengers wait in line at the TSA screening checkpoint. Shoes are removed as a safety measure to screen for weapons concealed in the soles of sneakers.
Stefan gets word that the cleaners need to be taken off the A380, so that Customs and Border Protection can perform an inspection. He climbs aboard the aircraft to spread the news.
Albert tugs on the hose to make sure it won't detach while he empties the lavatories.
The Lufthansa flight has landed, and cargo is being offloaded. Customs and Border Protection officers are prepared to tackle one of the largest freighters that this airfield has ever seen: the Airbus A380.
Ashutosh explains the seemingly impossible task of turning the Lufthansa A380 plane without taking a delay -- de-boarding over 500 passengers, prepping, fueling, cleaning and reboarding the aircraft, all in just 2 1/2 hours. Missing passengers and surprise inspections from Customs and Border Protection put his team down to the final seconds.
A beautiful silhouette of the majestic Lufthansa A380 taxiing the runway with the air traffic control tower keeping watch over the activity high in the skies.