Frequent Flyers Give TSA Failing Grade For the Second Year Running

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    PR News Wire: Frequent Flyers Give TSA Failing Grade For the Second Year Running [Press Release] (Oct 2 2013)

    Eighty-five percent of frequent flyers think that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is doing either a poor or fair job in performing security screenings at the nation's airports, according to a new survey of frequent flyers conducted by Frequent Business Traveler magazine.

    The survey finds that the typical American frequent flyer continues to hold the TSA in fairly low regard with 65.6 percent of respondents indicating the TSA's screening procedures are either not effective or not too effective at preventing acts of terrorism on an aircraft. In contrast, 26.6 percent indicated the procedures are somewhat effective, 6.8 percent said very effective, and 1.2 percent said extremely effective.

    A total of 2,415 respondents took part in the online survey conducted from August 9 through September 10 in partnership with FlyerTalk, the world's largest online travel community.

    "This year's survey results demonstrate that there is still much work to be done at America's airport security checkpoints," said Jonathan Spira, editorial director, Frequent Business Traveler.

    Other Key Findings

    • Nearly 45 percent stated they were not satisfied with their last security experience ...
    • Slightly less than half (46.2 percent) said that the TSA was doing a poor job in airport security screening ...
    • Nearly half (45.9 percent) of survey respondents have used PreCheck ...
  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Looks like the PreCheck program is a rousing success.

    So much for any PR points from the sector that really matters to airlines.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Not necessarily -- most of TSA's bad publicity comes from infrequent flyers who won't be eligible for PreCheck -- the elderly, the handicapped and the sick. They'll still be abused.

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