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User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 904 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Its been announced that TSA is beefing up security at airports for the holiday travel period. Being the type of guy who dosen't appreciate rude awakening, I'd like to ask if any one out there has been given a hard time at security this week.

I'll be flying Wed. MEM-GPT and Sat. GPT-MEM. I know GPT has had a hell on earth TSA force in the past, and the MEM TSA folks are super nice and courteous.

Thanks for any input and hopefully we won't all be abused and molested by the TSA authority problem screeners that are out there this week.


GEAUX SAINTS!
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User currently offlineArkhem From Ghana, joined Jul 2004, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

I just left BUF for IAD Tuesday. I arrived at the check-in counter 7 minutes before boarding time(!), and although the line was very long, the TSA were very efficient. I made the flight. Something tells me this is very airport dependent though, every time I go through BUF the TSA are very nice, BWI I could say otherwise...

User currently offlineTRACON From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Reports say that airline travel this holiday is going to be the highest it's been since 1999. Frankly, I'm not surprised the TSA are beefing up security.

Safe travelling!

-TRACON

I would just like to say that this is my very first post on a.net. I just bought a first class membership! I feel so honored!!

[Edited 2004-11-24 08:21:23]

User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 899 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

I just left BUF for IAD Tuesday. I arrived at the check-in counter 7 minutes before boarding time(!), and although the line was very long, the TSA were very efficient. I made the flight. Something tells me this is very airport dependent though, every time I go through BUF the TSA are very nice, BWI I could say otherwise...

I agree. I use BWI all the time and I was very impressed with the staff for about a year after 9/11. Then I guess many of the very solid TSA agents got bored and left. Now there is a crop of people that often times look younger and very bored. I'm not saying they do a bad job, but you can tell a difference in their blah attitudes and thoroughness. Lot's of BS'ing amongst each other and not really paying attention to their jobs.

I also use Buffalo frequently and feel the staff there is much more thorough, professional and seem to enjoy their jobs. I think the smaller city has a lot to do with it. Also the pool of skilled applicants for a relatively small number of jobs. In Buffalo, being a TSA agent is a top notch job.....in Baltimore (which has many more agents) you get the feeling it's not a real attractive option for people with skilled law enforcement background.

bash away if you want. that's just my opinion.


User currently offlineZonky From New Zealand, joined Nov 2004, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

There is the average wait times site, of course, which probably is no use till after the event, but in case people don't know of it:
http://waittime.tsa.dhs.gov/


User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Just out of curiosity, I wonder if this means "beefing up=tighter screening procedures" or "beefing up=adding lots of people to keep passengers happy and lines moving quickly."

I hope (and suspect) that it is the latter, which would make perfect sense.

It's not just the quality of the screeners that varies from airport to airport, but everything else in the process can vary significantly -- at PLN, tiny bit of metal in my watchband always sets things off; at DTW, SAN, LAX, and ONT I can walk through with a pocket full of change, my belt and watchband and I never hear a peep.

Lincoln



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User currently offlineErj145lr From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

are there any sites that give current wait times?

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