TSA watch: Can you trust the new trusted-traveler program?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  2. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    This will not increase aircraft security, nor will it decrease the number of TSA crimes and abuses at the checkpoint. Here's why:
    1. If I wanted to cause harm to an aircraft, wouldn't getting on the "Trusted Traveler" Program be a good first step?
    2. To the extent TSA resources aren't being used to molest the Trusted Travelers, they will be redirected against everyone else.
     
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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Cartoon Peril, exactly. Which is what I've been saying in comments about this in the blabbosphere for months. Do post at Chris's blog.
     
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  4. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Well, I did. Note that all it takes apparently to get a reduced level (IF you believe TSA) of security is $100 per year. Terrorists of course cannot afford that.
     
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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    And a $150 application fee -- a total of $1000 up front for a family of four for the possibility (no guarantee) of retaining your dignity & preserving your rights.
     
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  6. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    The word you are looking for is "despicable".
     
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    RB Founding Member

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