TSA Cares. Or not...

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by barbell, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    So, this little gem just came to my attention:

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/22/travel/tsa-hotline/index.html?hpt=hp_bn13

    So now, in response to abuse of people with disabilities complaining about screening procedures that are too intrusive, one may call ahead and ask what to expect.

    And then get abused anyway.

    TSA, it bears repeating: FOAD. Seriously. FOAD.
     
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  2. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  3. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    C'mon, barbell, tell us what you REALLY think. :p
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You tell them where it hurts, they poke you there to confirm.

    I actually think this is a deliberate part of their SOP. They are expecting a terrorst to smuggle a weapon or IED under bandages or within medical equipment (e.g. colostomy bags), so after a display of phony concern, they then to proceed to "clear" each & every "sensitive" area that you have identified. If you don't want them messing with something, that is exactly where they will go.

    Having their medical "experts" deal with you up front only improves their ability to torment you later by checking out all those sensitive and embarassing areas.
     
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  5. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    And I'm sure anyone foolish enough to talk to this new hotline will be asked for lots of identifying information.

    Then they'll arrive at the checkpoint to find out that not only is the website out-of-date, so is the 'hotline' - and besides, that's not the way things are done at this checkpoint anyway. :td:
     
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  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    They can read the top of a pizza box.
     
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  7. Frank

    Frank Original Member

  8. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Not just FOAD, but DIAF!!!!!!!!!!

    What the Flock?! The majority of people that would know about this are frequent fliers, who already know what to expect, abuse, rudeness, assault. Infrequent fliers won't bother calling, and if they did, what they will be told on the phone has a great chance of being false or out of date, at least according the a$$holes at the checkpoint.
     
  9. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Didn't the daughter of the woman whose food was taken call the TSA first to find out how to get her mother's needed food through security? We know how well that worked out.
     
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  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I think you need to lower your URV (upper range value).
     
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  11. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I don't know what FOAD means.... :oops: Am embarrassed.
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    If I tell you, you'll either slap or slug me, depending on which words you focus on.
     
  13. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    F**k Off And Die
     
  14. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Borderline Deficiency = 70-80
    Moron = 50-69
     
  15. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Ahhh! Thank you! :)

    >If I tell you, you'll either slap or slug me, depending on which words you focus on.

    Nah. I do kickboxing, I'd roundhouse kick ya. (kidding) :p
     
  16. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    To go with EAGBOD: Eat A Giant Bag Of D**ks.
     
  17. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Isn't that how Chuck Norris got the world spinning? :D
     
  18. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I'm SO not that tough! :)
     
  19. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Just more TSA CYA for the strip searches. This will be a useless as their website that the screeners currently ignore.

    Based on the artcile comments I doubt many people believe this will work and virtually all FFers will laugh at it.

    The fact is that TSA has no credibility left with the public at large. I had drinks with some colleagues the other night and one of them had flown in from AZ. When TSA came up, every single one of them ridiculed airport security as a complete farce and said it did nothing to protect passengers. This same group was evenly split only a year ago. I was pleasantly surprised to see all of them openly bashing TSA without any encouragement.
     
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  20. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Sounds like the "Passenger Information "Officers"" that I saw at MCO on Monday... :rolleyes:
     

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