Traveling by air means getting there is not any of the fun

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Looks like others are catching on.
  2. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    It seems the author has also caught on to TSA's ultimate goal:

    I also note that this incident took place at SFO, using the vaunted and supposedly "better" private screeners. I note there is very little difference.

    And 12 hours to fly cross country? No, thanks.
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  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    pervasive discontent = declining participation = red ink. within 3 years we're going to see a hatchet taken to the TSA.
  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    12 hours seems a little excessive. The UK from the Bay Area is only 10 hours.
  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Not necessarily.

    I believe the whole ordeal took 12 hours, in total.

    The article states he was on BART 2 hours before his flight: 1 hour for the ride on BART, and 1 hour for "security" circus. A random search of DL flights to RSW, FLL, and MIA through ATL are between 8 and 10 hours.

    Why in the world would someone willingly do that unless a family member was dying? I wouldn't.
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  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Oh yeah, I see. Yeah, I can see it being 12 hours if you factor all of that in.

    I don't know. BART is pretty comfy - much nicer than most mass transit. When I was flying a lot, I'd take BART more often than not.

    Aside from the TSA, I like flying, always have. If the TSA disappeared tomorrow, I'd be on the flight the day after tomorrow. And flying is one of the very few places where being very short is an advantage. :) I always have leg room - even if I have a bag under the seat.

    But the way things are now? They couldn't pay me to get on a flight. I mean, I'd go if a family member was dying, but that's the only exception.
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  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    In the old days, I'd do that for a mileage run. MSP to CDG via TPA/DTW? No prob! MSP to OSL via DTW/MEM/ATL/AMS? No prob!

    Today you can't even get me near an airport thanks to the perverts in blue shirts.

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