Say your name at DAL

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by billycorgan, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. billycorgan

    billycorgan Original Member

    Flew out of DAL this morning. Overly friendly TSOs got to the boarding pass checker and had to verify my name. I was traveling with the wife so I complied. However after she left I asked what the point was, got the usual spiel of its an added layer of security and how if I was a "bad guy" that would trip me up. So I guess we are hoping that terrorists will feel uncomfortable saying their names :confused:.

    Rest of checkpoint was fine as it is all WTMD at DAL so no complaints there. Not realy looking forward to going through MCO next week.
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  2. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    This dog and pony show is a joke. The TSA will never get it, will never catch a terrorist, and will only serve to erode our all ready disappearing rights.

    Where's my pitchfork???
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  3. BillForster

    BillForster Original Member

    What happens to the passenger who stutters at that question?

    "I'm sorry sir...I don't believe you. Excuse me while I call my supervisor!"
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  4. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Not like the Checkpoint Charlie for flying isn't stressful enough. Now they add the 'say your name' to the mix. Suspect some stutters will get hauled aside for additional scrutiny. Funny thing about stuttering is that a stutterer may curse fluently without stuttering, sing, etc. Regular speech? A stutterer might have problems telling his/her spouse that they love them without stuttering. Couple that to the fact stuttering often gets seen as sign of lying by those who don't stutter. This won't go over well with stutters. Nope, not at all.
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  5. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    So everyone out there with 50 old boarding passes, be sure to practice those names...:rolleyes:
    TSA, on the job!
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  6. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    DAL as well? :eek:

    Some had thought this practice at SFO was sort of a punishment for them, but this makes me wonder if it's going to be offered system-wide.. :rolleyes:
  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    As is often the case, we the innocent traveling public are always punished for TSAs incompetence, whether through policy or practice...
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  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I flew out of DFW Saturday morning and other than the C27 checkpoint being a TSA fustercluck (ended up a the C21 checkpoint) names were not being asked. It was DFW where I had the run in with a LTSO after he asked my name and I asked if I had to answer than question since he had it in his hands. Never have received any response to my complaint on that one.

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