TSA (airport security) Informative - A lot of room for improvement
I can't believe this company hasn't been listed until now for complaints. I hope and pray that airport security is working on improvements. Last time I flew was February, but my husband is a pilot for a private charter airline and flies often aboard the "big" airlines to get to certain airports to start his workday or end it. What we have both witnessed is scarey. They should not be allowed to let babies in strollers bypass the metal detectors and not be searched. How long will it be before a terrorist observes this and plants God-knows-what in a stroller and gets it on the plane? We have seen handicapped people asked if they can get out of their wheelchair and walk thru the metal detector. The elderly gentleman tried his best to stand alone and walk thru and nearly fell. This was so unnecessary. They have wands for this sort of thing. Due to the nature of his job, my husband frequently is booked on an airlines at the last minute by his company. This automatically tags him for a search of his person and luggage. Some of the bigger airlines cancel out this practice as he is also tagged as a frequent flyer. But the majority still have him searched even though he is in full uniform and has proper ID. That doesn't sound so bad by itself, but he is a fanatical packer. He has to be. His schedule takes him away from home for 7 days at a time. His case contains only the essentials, yet it is so tight it cannot be closed if not perfectly packed. TSA has a habit of pulling out most of the clothing items and some are rude enough to ask him to put it all back. Hubby likes to tell them "I packed it once today, now it's your turn". But often he is short on time and cannot wait to watch them struggle with it. I have more tales that I could tell, but want to be as brief as possible. This is 2006. Can't we do better then that for airport security?