TSA's fast lane may offer relief, but at a price

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I have to admit that since I refuse to fly, I've not paid much attention to this issue, other than to be concerned about the amount of information those who wish to participate have to give up to the government.

    The article says that "trusted travelers" won't have to submit to WBI and/or gropes. Is that correct?
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Absolutely not correct. "Trusted" travelers will still be subject to anything and everything the TSA dictates, including WBI and gropes. Pistole made this clear in several interviews. It is now and ever up to the whim of TSA agents.
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  4. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    And we all know how trustworthy they can be. I fear the trusted traveler program will only serve as a taunt in the face of many TSO's and actually make screening worse for those "elitists". I'll be very interested in hearing first reports from the program. My money is on additional punitive screening for those "trusted travelers"
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  5. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Two problems here with "Trusted Traveler"
    1) They don't trust anybody.
    2) What keeps a terrorist from becoming a "Trusted Traveler"?
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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Hammer to nail head!
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  7. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    IIRC, Pissy said that the "trusted travelers" will be able to keep shoes on and laptops in bags. I don't care about the laptop, but I'm shocked that they're making people pay for something that we should all be allowed to do.
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  8. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Why are you shocked? :confused: This doesn't surprize me in the least. It is the type of (warped) reasoning that I've come to expect from the TSA.
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  9. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    I guess shocked would be the wrong word.. Perhaps disgusted?
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  10. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Will the Trusted Travelers still have to take part in the Behavior Detection voodoo questioning to avoid a secondary? Probably, so the whole exercise is just a waste of time. Thanx, but I'll keep my personal information personal, so you Trained Document Checkers have fun with my passport card.
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  11. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member


    I'm already a GE/NEXUS member, but I think I'll refrain from signing up for this program.
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