GQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1664 times:
Sigh. It figures. And to think TSA was going to stop checking boarding passes and IDs at HLN because of inadequate staffing. They just "didn't have the manpower". That's great. Then what's the point of you fools even being there manning the checkpoint? Joe Sixpack can check in, then walk out to the parking lot and give it to Usama Jomomma, and in turn he can get into the secured area. Thank god we talked them out of it. They'd rather drop $500k on art for their HQ then follow their own rules.
STLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9158 posts, RR: 27 Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1657 times:
Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 1): And to think TSA was going to stop checking boarding passes and IDs at HLN because of inadequate staffing.
i always thought the checking boarding passes "thing" was very ineffective.
i know several damn good graphic design artists and printers who could knock out a few if they wanted to, get past security, and ask a unknown persons to carry items with them onto the plane.
Eternal darkness we all should dread. It's hard to party when you're dead.
GQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1650 times:
Yes, but IMHO, it's better then nothing. There is only a few types of ID (government issue, they are harder to fake, and I have spotted a few fake ID's. I had one once.) that we as an airline will accept. It's great to tell a pax that we need a different ID. You'll receive the riot act because we won't accept a college ID as proper identification. I love my job.
CVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1499 times:
< Did we expect any less when Congress formed the TSA as a government agency? A unionized one at that. Double worse! Has anything efficient or good ever come from a gov't agency? Nope! >
i say it all the time, and ill say it again, if you think you can do a better job then why arent you? plenty good has come from government agencies, you perhaps are to jaded to see it though. look at the secret service for all the times they have fumbled, a hundred times over they have prevailed. but i digress, the tsa is NOT unionized! certainly not, we were told at CVG that if we had any type of union material on us while at work we could be terminated. so dont know where you got that info, but its wrong. sry.
They don't call em' emergencies anymore. They call em' Patronies.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1436 times:
Quoting CVG2LGA (Reply 12): i say it all the time, and ill say it again, if you think you can do a better job then why arent you?
Because I ahve a real job, doing real things, making a real difference . . .
TSA has been blasted three times in a week . . . even by their own auditors . . . I know you work for TSA . . . you'd said so in other posts.
While I'm sure you are NOT personally to blame, and would never condemn you for the trouble of your agency, I can assure you, collectively, with few exceptions - your agency is frowned upon by everyone I know. I personally think the TSA an enormous waste of money and resources and - as your own auditors have said - we are no better off than we were 9/10/01.
When I count 39 TSA idiots standing at ANC at 1130 on a weekday with two security lanes running I have to ask the question - WTF??? That's only the TIP of the iceberg . . . we won't even get into the $400,00 party, the $500,000 house plants and art works. And I'm not going anywhere near the frisking of grandmothers and three year olds . . . or the tasting of breast milk. . . and the "optional" removal of shoes . . . on and on and on and on and . . . . .