TSA data collection comments to OMB, anyone?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    The carriers provide info to TSA and OMB will get comments on same, via TSA.
    Probably a good idea to send your comments directly.;)
     
  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Holy shite! What a friggin' waste of time.
     
  3. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    I have no idea what use a list of crew members on a flight-by-flight would be for the TSA. Also, the person that dreamed this up knows noting about the dynamics of crew scheduling, IRROPS, etc. At US, all of this is done in a 1980s legacy computer system known as CATCREW. Do they expect someone at the airline to sit in a cubicle, hit the F12 button over and again in CATCREW, and dash off the new names to the TSA? :confused:
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Comair's crew scheduling software is so antiqusted that only 5 or 6 years ago, an overflowed 16-bit counter (# of crew scheduling changes that month, which just happened to be December, i.e. Christmas) overflowed & shut down Comair. Delta (owns Comair, the ugliest of its stepchildren) was so dependent on Comair that, although Delta was not quite shut down, it was totally geflimmexed.

    People forget that a lot of airline software dates back to the 2nd-generation systems of the 50's & earlier 60's before we had real operating systems.

    How do you represent F12 on a card punch or card image?
     

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