TSA's greatest hits

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Sunny Goth, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I saw this on the Huffington Post today. It's got it all - don't touch my junk, get your freak on, etc.. 3o incidents documented.

    more at link
    TSA: 10 Years Old & None The Wiser (Photos, Infographic)

    From the article section:

    The TSA is a "cumbersome organization", Kate Hanni, Executive Director of FlyersRights.org (a non-profit organization with 50,000 members dedicated to bettering the conversation between travelers, the airlines and the Government), and blogger for The Huffington Post, said in a phone conversation, "There are some 67,000 employees at the TSA. It's security theater," she added.

    Christopher Elliot, a consumer advocate and blogger, echoed Hanni's statements to The Huffington Post: "The TSA is costly and bloated ... one hand doesn't know what the other is doing."
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  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Great critiques.

    Unfortunately Kate has other distractions and hasn't been focused on this issue. Her claim to fame has been the tarmac rule, and she has done a good job on that important issue. Of course, that one is easier for lawmakers to deal with since it doesn't involve a government agency. She has to overcome airline lobbying efforts but that pales by comparison to taking on TSA.

    Chris has been a great advocate but lacks the legislative influence that Kate has acquired.

    Freedom to Travel is still getting it's legs and made some local inroads but it is a long process. The efforts on the tarmac rule date back to the NW flight that was stranded in a snowstorm overnight around eight years ago.
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    HuffPo should look at our Master Lists. 30 documented incidents ain't nothing.

    I would leave a comment there but there are already hundreds.
  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Yeah, agreed. I think we all do what we can do.

    I think the list on this site is better, but more is always better. :)

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