Has the intrusive TSA airport security reduced your use of air travel?
The airline industry is one greatly struggling to keep afloat. One major reason is, of course, the big rise in the cost of fuel. I wonder, too, how much of the public who used to travel by air no longer do so because of the offensive TSA searches.
No, it hasn't reduced my flying, but the TSA has deeply disturbed me with its practices, costs, inefficiency and its total failure to follow common sense approaches to prevent, detect and protect us from terrorism. Here is just one of many, many instances of the TSA "protecting" us: http://www.ihatethemedia.com/tsa-stands … upid-asses
I heard the number of TSA applicants quadrupled when that poster became public. Most of them were coming off welfare.
No, but I actively try to find gates that don't have their scanners in operation. I've been lucky the past few months of weekly travel where I have only been through a full body scanner a couple of times.
I no longer will travel for business. I used to fly 85% for my business. Now I only drive. The Internet takes away some of the pressure, thank God.
Government meddling cost the airlines my business.
It hasn't changed my view of air travel but it has made me pack less and dress wisely. I wear clothing without metal buttons, do not wear jewelry, light sandals and do not talk as I go through the line. Seems like a prison walk through doesn't it?
Increased airport security hasn't changed how often I fly. I did have a somewhat surreal experience when I flew to England from the USA and was 6-7 months pregnant. I was pulled out of the line to go through the metal detector and my belly was felt up while all the other passengers shook their heads and tutted.
I think the security guard felt bad, but it was still a strange experience. Besides that time, I actually get checked less than I used to. I traveled a lot on my own all over the world and would get "randomly selected for additional screening" 90% of the time. I'm guessing it was some sort of mule profiling.
But pregnant lady profiling?? We can be dangerous . I saw a woman who had to take off her light tailored jacket even though she only had a see-through camisole underneath! They didn't have curtained rooms available.
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