escapee from the other site

Discussion in 'New Users' started by TXFlyer, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. TXFlyer

    TXFlyer Member

    Unfortunately, not flying isn't an option for me. The military dictates where we live, and right now we are not within driving distance of pretty much anything, including my job. Finding a new job that doesn't require travel isn't an option because no one hires military spouses. So unless I want to isolate myself in my house until my husband retires, which I have already to some extent because we don't fly for leisure travel anymore, flying is a necessary evil.
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I'm a bit confused, you list your location as DFW but it sounds like you may be somewhere else. No need to tell us where you are.

    I don't have to travel for work except every once in a great while so flying for pleasure is my main contact with commercial air. After some incidents with TSA I have scaled back flying but would fly if I need to be somewhere in a fast manner or couldn't take the time to drive. Still, I do all I can to be a thorn in the side of TSA.
  3. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    Keep in mind that if you are military you can take MAC flights - perhaps an option regarding vacations. You have to be flexible but NO TSA!! I have friends who take MAC flights on a regular basis and prefer them to commercial air travel. My husband and I are going to try one next winter to Hawaii. You can order the book: Military Space-A Travel Guide from which lists all the bases you can fly to and from plus how to do it. There is a companion book you can also order listing military accommodations at your destination. I no longer fly commercial so am very interested in this option.
  4. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Whenever someone begins a sentence, either written or verbal, with "Please don't take this as a threat", what follows is meant to be intimidating.
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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    That's a millenia-old rhetorical technique. Cicero was always telling his audience what he had just said he wouldn't tell them.
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  8. TXFlyer

    TXFlyer Member

    The military is a bigger thorn in my side than the TSA, just because of the amount of contact and I try to keep them out of my life as much as possible - so I don't think I'd ever take a MAC flight. No political reasons here, I just prefer to have a normal life and not live in such a bizarre, artificially closed society that defines my role in life for me (but that's a whole other issue!). Anyway, 90% of my travel has always been business so military flights aren't an option. I do list DFW because I work there - I do not live there and unless I want to spend 2 days driving, which my boss has already said no to, there's no way for me to get to work except flying. We are considering buying an airplane, but even as an instrument rated pilot, there are just certain situations where commercial air travel is the only option and unfortunately you don't normally know that until the day of, you know? I've spent months trying to figure out alternatives to flying and can't find any.

    So now I honestly just want to learn more about how to make the TSA's life as difficult as possible when I DO fly. Might not change anything nationally but if it causes one screener to take a look at his job and what he's doing to this country, it may be worth it.
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  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  10. TXFlyer

    TXFlyer Member

    Thanks. I'll take a look.

    I also wanted to add, I've been told by many, many people that if I have a problem with security, I shouldn't fly, because they want to feel safe and me making a mockery of the screening process is being uncooperative. Why would I want to stop flying and let those sheep win?
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  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    They need to get groped. Or get their stuff stolen. Sooner or later, they will.

    Then again, they might still blame themselves. There are plenty of people in this world with a slave mentality.
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You're not letting them them win. They're getting raped (read the FBI's current definition of rape :) ) at the checkpoints while you're looking after #1. You win, they lose.

    Eventually the U.S. will "get it". Tourism is nosediving, thanks not only to TSA but to well-publicized CBP abuses; air travel is stagnant and quite likely about to trend downwards. We win over the long haul by forcing the airlines to retake control of their security. In the meantime if you choose to fly, you now know what to expect from the TSA's legions of Gropenfrauen with GED's.

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