Holiday Travel, Istvan Banyai, December 3, 2001

Courtesy of The New Yorker © Condé Nast

The U.S. Congress created the Transportation Security Administration in November 2001. Airports around the country implemented rigorous security screening procedures for passengers and luggage in an effort to prevent future attacks. Security measures were taken so seriously that this New Yorker cover suggests an exception could not be made even for Santa Claus and his bundle of holiday presents.