No shoes off and new procedures for 12 and under coming soon

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Spence1097, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. I hope I get a meaningful answer to my question. Where is the Rug Ape when you need him? Truly trying to arm myself with the facts here.
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  2. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Well, he got really pounded on another thread, over the top IMHO, and way too personal.
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    And yet somehow nowhere near as personal as the TSA likes to get with the kids.
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  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Again, most people don't have the benefit of a reporter to tell their story to. Others simply want to forget horrible incidents and don't want to talk about it, especially to a reporter. And remember Drew Mandy, the 29-year-old mentally retarded man, whose harassment by the TSA included (among other things) their touching and questioning his adult diaper.
  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Someone recently, maybe Cartoon Peril, theorized that maybe these things aren't written down, and therefore everything's sorta rolled out in secret meetings.

    Would certainly explain the delay.
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  6. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Lol. They use the cone of silence. Funny thing is that TSA probably has people feeding manuals/documents to the real terrorists for $$$ soon after they get released to the field.
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  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I thought that was just because the average TSA clerk simply can't read.
  8. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    I am in a similar situation with physical limitations, but factor in the fact that I wear a skirt every time I fly now, and my pat down rate is very high in the US. (In places where pat downs are not standard for every traveller, I have only been patted down twice this year, and that was random as I did not alarm the WTMD)

    Yes, I realise that not wearing a skirt may reduce the number of pat downs, but it is in part my own personal protest at how certain segments of the public are treated (punished) by TSA.

    I believe that when the scanners were introduced in the US, the reality of many travellers was simply not considered, and now we are paying the price by being punished each and every time we encounter a scanner.
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  9. FriendlySkies

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  10. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    Reports are that MCO has been running this for a few weeks now.
  11. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    This sign was posted at SFO this morning:

  12. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    That sign is frankly difficult for an ESL reader to decipher, unless they have strong English skills.

    Why can things not be kept simple, with basic text and pictograms? Why does everything have to include slang, cartoons, smiling people, and that scan thing?

    I suspect that a lot of parents pass right by, not realising that this is in place.
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  13. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Because if the TSA and its thug employees used simple unambiguous language, people would be able to call them out on their lies.

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