Voodoo BDOs Slow Security Line to a Crawl, 4-Hour Delays

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    New Security Program Causes Major Logan Jam

    Process is supposed to take 30 seconds. Uh-huh.

    And this:
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  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    what do the comments say cause i couldnt get them to load. Im not surprised TSA is lying out there (expletive deleted) they said the porno-scanners were faster but everyone knows thats a load of bull cookies
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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I tried to comment, signed in with my Google account, then a page came up saying my Google sign-in was fine, but "we don't recognize your email address." ???? Then how could my sign-in possibly have been fine? It booted me to another page asking for more info and I just said F it and closed the window. So I don't know what the comments are saying.
    If I could hazard a guess -- all pissed that they were delayed. "Look up my (expletive deleted)? No problem. Delay me (or take away my peanuts)? Now I'm mad."
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  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    TSA is claiming delays of only 27 minutes. Who is going to beleive that BS if the lines were backed up for 4 hours?

    We're from the government and here to help!:td::td::trash:
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I read that as once they saw delays were stretching to hours, then they brought in more agents and speeded it up to 27 minutes.
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  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight -I need help from the government like i need a hole in my head.
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  7. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    TSA?! FOAD. Leave me the F alone. Don't touch either me or my belongings, you thieving, lying SOBs. Disgusting example of humanity masquerading as being important in the war on terror. TSA you F ing terrorize those you F ing say you are protecting. Disgusting POS. Get out of my face and find some animals to molest. Sure they would like it more than the traveling public does.
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  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Agree with all except the animals part. Keep them away from poor, weak creatures who truly can't defend themselves!
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  9. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    I was thinking commodo dragons. Something driven by a primal, reptilian mindset.
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  10. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Even the dragons don't deserve this...
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  11. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    LOL! Tell us how you really feel!

    Oh, and what AngryMiller said.
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  12. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    What they actually said was that the porno scanners were faster than the full body pat down they'd have to give everybody instead if they didn't use them. They also did some kind of research where they discovered that people would rather have an electronic strip search than a real one. No joke.

    TSA is seriously a solution in search of a problem. And by solution I mean a fubar. Be that as it may, they've had these junkatrons since 2007, so in 2010 they decided that people would rather be irradiated than strip searched. What a bunch of (expletive deleted) goons.
  13. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    Ten minutes is considered a significant delay at MUC. I consider twenty minutes significant at LHR. In fact, I cannot think of any airport around the world where I wait any significant amount of time for security, including those ones where every passenger is physically searched.

    I do recall a gate dump at CDG (similar to TXL and MCI some gate clusters have security before a cluster of 4-6 gates) and the wait was about 40 minutes to reclear everyone. Those supposedly rude French screeners were apologising profusely for the delay, and staff were roaming the backlog finding people with special needs and/or children to pull aside to get them through faster to minimize their delays.

    I routinely wait 40 minutes or more at IAD (before this program was implemented).
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  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    A whole group of passengers and I were once escorted through CDG, including through security, by Air France personnel because our plane had landed late and we were all in danger of missing our connections. They were superb.
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  15. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    For all that I had heard about the French, they were all so very, very polite and accommodating, especially through security, though I was going on Emirates to DXB, not back to the US, so that may have made a difference.

    The only rude encounters we had in France were at their version of CBP on arrival, and when checking into our hotel at Disneyland Paris when my mother barged up to the front desk and said, "I'm American. Do you speak English?" Oh, I love my mother, God she tries. But she's a loud hillbilly who just doesn't understand that other cultures are not Eastern Kentucky. We coached her how to say, in French, "Bonjour, I am so very sorry that my French is inadequate, would you mind if we talked in English?" Which she took to mean that she should announce herself loudly at every encounter. We just told her not to talk and let us handle it from there. After that, the trip was great!

    On my return to the US, my bags were literally ransacked by TSA. Nothing was missing, but it looked like a bunch of monkeys had dumped out my bag, wore everything around for a few minutes, then scurried to shove it all back in. And then shook it for good measure. Honestly, just because my bag originated at DXB, and you don't see a bomb on your fancy machine, doesn't mean there is a bomb in the bag.
  16. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    French airport police stood by the ticket counter for 15 minutes a few weeks ago to ensure that I could get my ticket changed due to a personal emergency, and were ready to take me to the front of the security line so that I would not miss the new flight. The 'wait' was two minutes so I thanked them for their help and waited with everyone else to get through security.

    It really is a whole other world sometimes.

    And believe me, I have heard what other furriners have had to say whilst waiting in line at IAD. It is really too bad that the capital's airport and a major gateway to the US has such a poor impression on people.
  17. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    But, but, airport experiences everywhere else in the world are worse than the US. A TS"o" told me so!
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  18. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    :p I'm still looking for those airports, believe me! My list of airports visited grows, but I still haven't found those evil furrin airports.

    On a more serious note, I don't have those pain dreams anymore before I fly. My brain was associating my regular pain with TSA and I had some very disturbing dreams before I flew in past.

    No longer does my brain equate pain with security checkpoints. I hope one day soon we can all reach that point, just as I hope that one day soon 4 hour (or 1 hour, or 40 minute) waits at TSA checkpoints will no longer exist.
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  19. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Well, you are a furriner, so you are biased. :rolleyes:

    Glad to hear that your psychosomatic stress response has abated.

    Sadly, I continue to have panic attacks when I go to the airport. Someday soon I'll have my private pilot's license. Isn't it odd that I find flying myself around in a turboprop the size of a gnat safer than even going to a US airport?
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  20. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Very strange indeed! So strange that I would not mind being in the same boat, er, plane.
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