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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

DrFumblefinger ·
The TSA currently charges $5.60 US for a one way trip originating in the USA, up to a max of $11.20 a trip. Given the actual time you are "serviced" by the TSA, that seems more than adequate to fund the screening process. Two problems as I see it. 1) Likely not all of this money goes to the TSA. The federal government is notorious at shifting designated monies to its pet projects, so I expect TSA money is going elsewhere. 2) The TSA tolerates terrible behavior from its employees. Many TSA...
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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

PHeymont ·
Thursday afternoon update: Congress has just approved shifting funds to immediately hire 768 more screeners and to use overtime to speed up lines.
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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

GarryRF ·
Maybe its time to start profiling. Mom, Dad and the kids aren't a risk. Old people with walking difficulties. Same. I prefer the interview I had in the check-in line before leaving the UK. "Where is your destination in the US - Have you been before - where's the nearest Pub can you walk to - how many pubs are there - name them - what's your occupation - qualifications - name a typical job you'd do ? " And while you talk some guy is watching you closely. Whether he checks your info on his...
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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

PHeymont ·
Ah, I think I see the purpose of that interview: weed out any Temperance campaigners!
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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

PHeymont ·
I think Karl has hit on a key point in his TSA comments: behavior. Long bureaucratic lines can bring out the worst in us, both on the line and running it...but the better the attitude of those running it, the fewer incidents of any kind will happen. Some of my experience of that has been as a high school assistant principal in schools where the city mandated scanning at the entrances. When the right tone is set by supervisors, the friction level is lower, and even though there is resentment...
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Re: TSA adds agents after airport complaints

DrFumblefinger ·
I thought there was a $10 or so fee on every airline ticket sold in the US to cover TSA. Isn't that where their funding is supposed to come from? So with more air traffic, there should be more funds available for TSA agents. Of course, inevitably such funds are just absorbed into the general budget, rather than what they were intended for.
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Re: In 2016, TSA may not take some states' driver's licenses at airports

Travel Rob ·
To me the thought of some Americans not be able to fly domestically because they have 'the wrong' drivers license is unacceptable. I can't see how this has anything to do with safety and real people will be unable to get to a loved one with an illness or death in their family just because they didn't know about 'the right' ID.
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TSA tries touch-free security checks

PHeymont ·
New technology has a machine, instead of an agent, determine whether you are a good match for your ID photo.
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