Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Sep 10, 2011.
WSJ: When the Yankees Skipped Security
Tempting fate ...
Gee, more perks for overprivileged athletes in this society? I'm shocked!
(P.S. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/20..._goodrich-crime-in-america-recruiting-parties )
Conceptually it's no different than what we went thru for CO 9920* a couple years ago -- we were bused through a remote gate to a location on the IAH tarmac, where we were screened by contractors and then boarded. The athletes are screened, then bused. It makes much more sense to do that than busing them to the airport and then having to wait 1-3 hours them to clear security & wander to the gate.
*Champagne party flight over Texas, most I've ever had to drink before 9 a.m.
Totally agree, Mike. I'm not suggesting these guys are in any way, shape, or form a terroristic threat (at least not in the conventionally accepted use of that term). It wouldn't make any sense to make them go through the (expletive deleted) we're forced to go through. But then why do we have to go through it at all? I was just trying to point out how they get perks left and right.
But it's standard for charters, no special perks involved.
What we need is for airports to be allowed to have security handled by private contractors, just as Congress intended for that option to be available. Then we might get similar treatment.
Except if there is a dual-track stupid:
So, in spite of the quarantine bubble the players would pass security and travel through, the TSA brainiacs insisted on checking this player twice--just in case his body had been somehow snatched by the trafficante with the same name and no one noticed.
Yes, abolition is in order.
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