The Conditioning of the US Flyer - Shoes

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in Other Countries' started by exbayern, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I don't have an answer, exbayern. But as N965VJ mentioned those photos are older. I am not certain that TSA agents are sent into schools any longer.
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    They might not be going into schools anymore (though I bet they are), but they're engaged in all kinds of other propaganda ploys, such as their choirs singing in airports at Christmas, their "Color Guard," their cartoony-y signs at the checkpoint telling kids to be their friends, those little "Junior Officer" stickers they pass out to kids.
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    In fact, here's TUG member Rosemary Thornton's description of one incident:

    From that other place, August 10, 2011.
  4. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    I LOVE French airports.

    I cannot STAND stupid people.

    At least I can have my own little monologue and they don't understand me... But I did try to tell the person ahead of me that it was not required here to remove shoes. And so did two screeners. None of us were successful. :mad:

    I am still really puzzled by all the bad press American posters give CDG security. Today again was easy and polite and friendly, and I didn't even have to remove my scarf. I also accidentally spilled my 100-1-1 bag whilst removing it and the screener told me not to worry about removing the few liquid items left in my carry on when she saw it happen.

    But on a sad note, there was a flock of lambs - about six dozen children of teenage years I estimate, on some sort of school function, heading back to America. They were not in my lane, but every single one of them that I saw was a good little lamb and removed their shoes, even after being told repeatedly not to do so (in English) by the screeners.

    (Oh, and the total queue wait was about 5 minutes, but I was expedited to the front of the line, even though I didn't expect it. Again, for all the bad press, French airports seem to be very good at looking after people)

    Lisa, I want to 'like' your last post but I cannot. I agree with the sentiment about how disgusting it is to brainwash the lambs, but 'liking' it would be agreeing with the content, not the sentiment.
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I've always had good experiences at French airports -- and Italian airports, and Turkish airports, and German airports, and Greek airports, and etc. etc. etc. With billions of passengers adding up over the years on millions of flights, I'm sure there are enough bad experiences to go around. But nothing compares to the experiences doled out by the blue-shirted thugs in this country.
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The problem with CDG is that it is a zoo for connecting passengers. Security is just a small aspect of the overall picture.

    On one trip through CDG, our next stop was Munich. It was like arriving on another planet. Please don't ever beam me back to CDG.
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Well, it is crazy crowded and enormous, I'll give you that.
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    90 minutes can barely be enough time to get to your next gate.

    I've heard that it's great for origin & destination traffic, but we're always connecting.
  9. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    Connect to the TGV - quick and easy! ;)

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