Newser: TSA's Elite Fast Lane Doesn't Always Work

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Newser: TSA's Elite Fast Lane Doesn't Always Work: Even those who pay up may get singled out for regular screening

    Wall Street Journal: $100 to Fly Through the Airport

    Consumerist: TSA's Expedited Precheck Program Doesn't Guarantee You'll Always Whisk Through Security
  2. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Just another reason why this program is doomed. I really don't understand how DHS can think trusted traveler programs can work.
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Nothing about TSA works all the time. That's why TSA is a failed experiment and needs to be shut down.
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  4. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I've got to run the numbers on this, but offhand this looks like a huge money pit. Many FFs are doing 30-45 weeks/year but only paying $100. That is maybe $1.50 per priority screening based on 30 round trips per year. If TSA is pulling one or two screeners off the regular line to accommodate these folks, that is going to further slow the regular lines for a paltry $1.50 a head. which hardly offsets the additional cost and delay.

    The FFs are going to be coming through on the same pushes as regular passengers so it isn't like these are off peak periods. As usual it looks like a poorly thought out program created in desperation to generate some positive news.
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I wish I had the energy to go over to every one of those articles and write "No kidding."

    But I don't.

    We have been pointing out the uselessness of this program from the beginning.

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