Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 28 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
According to Time Magazine, Elko Regional Airport has applied to have their TSA screeners replaced with private employees, the first airport in the nation to do so. The article also talks about how a new TSA directive, which instructs all screeners to report every minor security indent, and a lot of people are not happy about it.
Do you think the combination of anger over the new directive and Elko's decision to try to get rid of the TSA have a ripple affect and cause other airports to try to privatize their security?
LegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
With all the TSA bashing going on, I don't understand what the big deal is and what is the problem with having them around? If the TSA is pulled from an airport, wouldn't it be the airport's and airline's responsibility to hire an outside vendor?
Nlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1862 times:
I believe if an airport chooses to pull the TSA the airport/city should be 100% responsible if a person ever boards a flight from that city and commits a terrorist act, as the government was providing a service they opted out of, that would make these cities think twice.
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
Just because the government is offering a service, it doesn't necessarily mean it is better. I assume Elko Regional would hire security from a reputable security company, not just hire some new workers and train them in security. Elko should only be held responsible if their security was somehow proven inadequate and not effective.