On becoming an 'opt-out'

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    On becoming an 'opt-out'
    (note that this is the title the writer of the article chose; they are his words, not mine -Lisa)

  2. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Good article.

    I liked this too:

    By the time I landed in Iran, I had put most of the TSA indignity behind me, only to find myself waiting for their security checkers. As it turned out, all they wanted were electronic fingerprints - at least from me and the two other Americans with me.

    It turns out that after the US border agents started taking fingerprints of foreign visitors at US airports, other countries followed suit on travellers from the "land of the free".
    Doober and Lisa Simeone like this.
  3. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    This enrages me. Other countries often discriminate against travelers with US passports in retaliation for what we do to them, but such a small % of our population flies internationally that we have no chance at changing it. I would not travel to a country that required fingerprints.


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