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Ssss In Your Boarding Pass- Ever Happened To You?  
User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 53167 times:

On my last two flights with CO, I saw a strange SSSS in my boarding pass. I was directed towards lane 9 in the security.
In there, a very deep security awaited me. I was put into a machine that sprayed weird smelling air to me (to detect bombs) and all my bags were instected as well as myself. I then received a stamp in my pass and went to the gate.
Does this incresed security ever happened to you? What are the rubrics for choosing people to go to SSSS? I know security is important, but I was kind of upset when CO choosed me again to pass throught SSSS. I even wrote a complain letter (don´t kill for this, I know security is important).
Share your opinions.
Regards,
Adam


Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 53148 times:

Quoting Checo77 (Thread starter):
Does this incresed security ever happened to you?

No, never happened to me on all my flights from the USA back to Europe, but my carry-on luggage and my jacket was searched two times at the departure gate (both times at JFK Terminal 1).

Quoting Checo77 (Thread starter):
What are the rubrics for choosing people to go to SSSS?

I have no idea, the check-in agent apparently decides which passengers get an extra screening.

Patrick


User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 53138 times:

You're right, the SSSS means you're a "selectee" for enhanced security screening (my wife likes to joke that it stands for Super Secret Special Security).
I don't know all of the selection critieria is, though.
I'm (and my family members, too) frequently selected for the enhanced screening, and I'm a crew-member.
I don't think writing a letter will do you any good, though. CO didn't create the selection criteria, blame the TSA. Every carrier has their own methods of enforcing the TSA's regulations



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 53123 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 1):
I have no idea, the check-in agent apparently decides which passengers get an extra screening.

I think it is actually done by computer, and it not as though the gate agent presses a button to mark it SSSS. This thread goes into some detail about selection criteria, and is pretty interesting to read:

Did I Raise A Red Flag For The TSA Today? (by Vincent32 Oct 8 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Harry



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 53121 times:

I have had it done to me a couple of times. The one thing that i actually liked about it was that i got thru the lines quicker. FOr example, MDW has some of the longest lines and i got "pegged" with the SSSS. THey had me go off to the side behind some makeshift walls where they had me take off my shoes, wanded me down, etc. IT took only a couple of minutes and i was thru security. It is actually much faster than going thru the "regular" lines.


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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 53113 times:

This ssss means that you need to undergo special security. It often happens for the strangest reasons. I recently read an article about it, and it said that often pilots are ssss-rated, just because these security companies need to fulfill a certain percentage of these ratings. (Reminds me of arrest quotas in the good old SSSR under Stalin.)

Quoting Checo77 (Thread starter):
I even wrote a complain letter (don´t kill for this, I know security is important).

Absolutely the right thing to do. Security has a justification, but there is a difference between helpful watchfulness, and useless and annoying paranoia. Just remember this story about the nun that got into a hell of trouble, because some alleged "terrorist" once used the same last name she has.


User currently offlineTraveler_7 From Estonia, joined May 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 53100 times:

It happens to me in Dec. 2003, both ways.
In Paris it was really strange, after I passed thorough normal security it was simply a hand search. After that they escorted me to the jetway and gave my passport back just before I boarded the aircraft. On my way back I just was searched with hand metal detector, and my shoes were searched separately.
Ok. Those people was not very polite.


User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 53070 times:

Happened to me just once, at LAX (outgoing) - not as bad, I just got an extra frisking.

You guys know how argumentative I am  Smile So I asked the security bloke why I'd been singled out.

He said, "I don' know really. Oh, wait a minute, you come from Orstraylia but you got some kinda different passport......."

That was true, I have a British passport as well, and use it most of the time because it costs me less in visas.

I think it is probably just the check-in people 'playing hunches'. Presumably they HAVE to flag a certain number of people or they look as if they're slacking.



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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 52991 times:

The check-in agents have nothing to do with it. It is random and the computer will somtimes consider a one-way ticket suspect (even flying on a buddy pass too). Another possiblity of seeing the "SSSS" is if you booked last minute I think.

User currently offlineTraveler_7 From Estonia, joined May 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 52979 times:

I forgot to mention that my ticket was not by me but by my university.
Perhaps it was the reason?

Also I am Estonian and was flying from France.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 52956 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 1):
I have no idea, the check-in agent apparently decides which passengers get an extra screening.

No. Absolutely not.

Quoting Thorben (Reply 5):
Absolutely the right thing to do. Security has a justification, but there is a difference between helpful watchfulness, and useless and annoying paranoia.

That's the most retarded thing I've ever heard, unless your letter went to your Congressman, since its Federal Law.

Since none of you are Americans, I assume you wrote it to your foreign office? To the airline? To the TSA? All useless.

N


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 52903 times:

SSSS is so misunderstood. When Queen Noor was on Larry King Live, she made mention that she's under so much scrutiny while traveling in the U.S., "I don't just get S on my boarding pass, I get SSSS", and went on to define it as if she was just a regular American a simple "S" for extra screening would have been printed.

There has to be an amount of both randomness and algorithm to it. I've had boarding passes without it, then had to change flights, and bingo, it's on the new set.

It's just part of the new system. It's much less intrusive than what we experienced in the late 80's/early 90's flying an American carrier from overseas back to the U.S. We could go back to that happy experience, NOT.



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User currently offlineThumper3181 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 52890 times:

SSSS stands for "Whiney Foreigners Who Like to Bitch and Moan About America Even if They Have no Clue Why Things are Done a certain Way in The States". Obviously it is super secret code thought. The test of the code while still encrypted reads "shithead shithead shithead shithead".The Quote below proves the point.


Quoting Thorben (Reply 5):
I recently read an article about it, and it said that often pilots are ssss-rated, just because these security companies need to fulfill a certain percentage of these ratings

Seriously, the gate agent has nothing to do with it. If there is selection criteria, no one who knows what it is will tell you on this board. I have gotten it with tickets purchased a 2 weeks in advance. My 9 year old daughter has gotten it once while the rest of the family did not. I have mad last minute business trips and trips with no return ticket purchased and never been SSSSed for it. If I had to guess I would say it's random.


User currently offlineVarig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 52849 times:

Quoting Thumper3181 (Reply 12):
SSSS stands for "Whiney Foreigners Who Like to Bitch and Moan About America Even if They Have no Clue Why Things are Done a certain Way in The States".

Whatever!

varig_dc10


User currently onlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3759 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 52829 times:

Had that printed on my ticket a few times, every time I've been thorugh ORD in the last three years...

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineGARPD From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2579 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 52758 times:

Quoting Checo77 (Thread starter):
On my last two flights with CO, I saw a strange SSSS in my boarding pass. I was directed towards lane 9 in the security.
In there, a very deep security awaited me. I was put into a machine that sprayed weird smelling air to me (to detect bombs) and all my bags were instected as well as myself. I then received a stamp in my pass and went to the gate.
Does this incresed security ever happened to you? What are the rubrics for choosing people to go to SSSS? I know security is important, but I was kind of upset when CO choosed me again to pass throught SSSS. I even wrote a complain letter (don´t kill for this, I know security is important).
Share your opinions.
Regards,
Adam

Not quite as "thorough" but when I fleet EDI-EWR September 04 I was taken aside at check in for a random bag check. My bag was completely emptied, then once they were satisfied, everything methodically put back in place.

Later at the security check heading for the gates, I was again asked to open my bag for a random explosives "sniff" where they scanned for explosive residues on and inside my bag, including my cameras (small handheld digicam and a larger Olympus camera).

Then, as my luck would have it, on boarding I was taken aside for yet another random bag check and a shoe check. Also, I was frisked this time. Felt strange standing there at the gate without my shoes and my legs spread apart

I suppose I was "targeted" as I was traveling alone, with just my carry on bag, no hold luggage and returning 3 days later. Either that, or I had "MUG" written on my forehead.

Either way, I didn't mind. In this day and age I'd expect nothing less.



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User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 52707 times:

Quoting Thumper3181 (Reply 12):
If I had to guess I would say it's random.

Then why didn't you just say that instead of being so damned sarcastic, rude and foul-mouthed about it? All the poster wanted to know was if there is a method to the system. I wonder how civil you'll be the next time you and your family fly and your daughter is forced to be touched up by a total stranger all in the name of security.



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 52658 times:

I feel i must apologize for Thumper's remarks...not all american's are as self-centered and so damned ignorant at that person.

p.s.

I am looking to go to London next summer from IND, any recommendations on airlines?  Smile



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User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 52663 times:

Only once, flying on a combined Alaska/American ticket PHX-SEA-DFW-RDU, the BP checkers missed the SSSS and it wasn't until I got to the gate that it was noticed so I had to run all the way back to the check point to get a late screen.


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User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 591 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 52643 times:
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It only happened to me once. I was flying IAH-AMA on an ID90 on CO (ExpressJet). As I am going through security they direct me to secondary screening due to the SSSS on my seat request card. I should of been exempt since I am an airline employee but since the secondary screening had started before I showed the screeners my airline ID, they had to finish the process.


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User currently offlineAggieflyboi04 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 52599 times:

It seems to happen to me almost everytime I fly, but I am perrty sure the reason why is that most of the flying I do for work is one way. I know that it bothers alot of people but it doesn't phase me.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 52595 times:

Does anyone else think it gets you thru quicker having an "SSSS" as opposed to going thru "regular" security?


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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 52584 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 10):
Quoting Thorben (Reply 5):
Absolutely the right thing to do. Security has a justification, but there is a difference between helpful watchfulness, and useless and annoying paranoia.

That's the most retarded thing I've ever heard, unless your letter went to your Congressman, since its Federal Law.

Since none of you are Americans, I assume you wrote it to your foreign office? To the airline? To the TSA? All useless.

You didn't really read my post, did you? I don't have a congressman and I don't travel to that SS-country anymore.

Quoting Thumper3181 (Reply 12):
SSSS stands for "Whiney Foreigners Who Like to Bitch and Moan About America Even if They Have no Clue Why Things are Done a certain Way in The States". Obviously it is super secret code thought. The test of the code while still encrypted reads "shithead shithead shithead shithead".The Quote below proves the point.

Or maybe it stands for: "We need to spy on everyone in our country because our endless disrespect of all Non-Americans has given some of them the wish to pay us back."

Quoting Thumper3181 (Reply 12):
Seriously, the gate agent has nothing to do with it.

Who is talking about the gate agent?

Quoting Thumper3181 (Reply 12):
My 9 year old daughter has gotten it once while the rest of the family did not.

If you still believe in the sense of that measure, you really need some help.


User currently offlineAirplaneDork From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 52583 times:

Once when flying OAK-BNA-DTW on WN, I got the SSSS on my boarding pass. Apparently there was some kind of non-specific "security alert" for Detroit that day, and I suspect that is the reason I was flagged. I did seem to get through security faster that way, though. Oddly enough, they did not ask me to remove my shoes (which they do every time I go through normal security), but did search my backpack and laptop bag by hand, and appeared to have a stronger metal detector (the buckle on my ordinary run-of-the-mill belt set it off, and I have never had that happen at any other security metal detector). Also, the TSA agents in the extra security screening area seemed more friendly than regular ones, but that was surely coincidence.


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 52576 times:

I've found the special security agents to be nicer as well.

N


25 Checo77 : It definitely is quicker than normal security, but who would prefer getting touched by a stranger, bags checked deeply, getting into a machine that t
26 ChiGB1973 : I would get it a lot. I generally would buy my ticket a couple of hours before my flights. Never caused me much trouble except on the way home when my
27 Post contains images 7E72004 : what kind of machine are you talking about that blows weird smelling air?? Anytime i have gone thru SSSS screening...either at TPA, MDW, IND or even S
28 AirplaneDork : I didn't get that weird-smelling air treatment, or even frisked, as I recall.
29 7E72004 : Can anyone tell me what the security is like in an airport such as Tel Aviv?
30 Patroni : During my business trip to the USA I entered the country in JFK and left it in LAX, both transatlantic flights on company aircraft, no problem with SS
31 Jcavinato : The SSSS happened to me recently. I was booked on a round trip on American. On the return trip, my first leg was cancelled. So American put me over on
32 Post contains images S12PPL : Ahhhh, another selectee I have never been a selectee. I love it. Even when I bought my ticket for SJC in June the day of travel I wasn't, which I was
33 AirTran737 : I've had the SSSS on my boarding pass on many occasions. Luckily being an airline employee all I have to do is whip out my airline ID and then I am no
34 Jcavinato : You know, I used to be Chairman's Prefereed on USAirways for all the years they had that highest traveler designation. Having moved to the West Coast
35 Tornado82 : Who Cares? It takes what... 5 minutes at most? Suck it up and deal. I've gotten it numerous times, if you've got nothing to hide... what's it hurting
36 RDUDDJI : You can thank the CAPPS (Computer Assisted Pax Pre-Screening) System for the quad-S's. Pax who check in the U.S. are run through the CAPPS system to d
37 HPRamper : There are a lot of qualifications that can result in a passenger receiving this "honor". Our bag tags used to actually say something on them, now the
38 UALFAson : I can't believe how much sarcasm there is from both sides on this thread and very few factual responses. My understanding is that there are certain fl
39 7E72004 : anytime i have had the SSSS designation, i have gotten thru security much faster than the regular line. Even in the regular line, you can get pulled o
40 Jcavinato : Tornado82: this event took nearly two hours.
41 Post contains images Zmatt1 : Got the SSSS on a trip from PDX to SFO on June 25th this year on Alaska. Actually went faster. Got pulled out of a loooooong line and was put in a muc
42 PanAm747 : I got the now-dreaded SSSS on my boarding pass once. I was flying SAN-PHX on America West Express. My roommate at the time drove over the night before
43 Post contains images Boeingfanyyz : If anyone's a fan of "Airline", there was an episode with a man who had the SSSS on his boarding pass. He was obviously foreign as judged by his accen
44 Tango-Bravo : Yes -- about 90 percent of the times I have flown non-rev on a particular airline who shall remain unnamed, and about 25 percent of the time I have f
45 Checo77 : To basically all the replies: I know security is the most important thing, specially in some countries. I love the US and that´s why I visit them so
46 Lufthansa : Yes.... it bloody well does and I've tested it. I found some airlines worse than others... Delta was the guiltiest of the lot. Back in 2003, I was ba
47 Post contains images AC787 : Well, at least with the SSSS u know its some kind of system choosing you. The last time I was in Frankfurt, before I had even gotten my boarding pass,
48 Checo77 : Exactly the opposite experience as I had. See reply 45 for more. I never get SSSS on Delta and always in Continental. Adam
49 Post contains images TEBguy : I dont belive it is entirely random, i think there are things that can trigger it. I allways get the SSSS code, literally, every time i fly. I book al
50 Bond007 : If there WAS an answer to this question, then it would be totally useless right?? Why does everyone want to know why? Good god, if we knew the rules,
51 Checo77 : I think also that the check-in agent has something to do with it. Maybe, the computer alerts him/her that this pax is suspicios and its up to the age
52 BOSugaDL : I have been getting the SSSS for the better part of the last two years. It began in Oct. 2003 when I had to fly home for a family funeral. I bought th
53 Post contains links and images Bjornstrom : At LHR I asked the customs lady if I could try their Smiths ION-Scan Sentinel, probably the same machine used worldwide: http://194.105.117.18/produc
54 Thumper3181 : Evidently at least Sabena and NAV. Well maybe you don't, keep reading. British American. See not just foreigners. Two adults who realize that while s
55 Checo77 : Exactly the same machine I was instected with. Did you like it? I didn´t because nobody alerted me: I thought it is a stronger metal detector, but t
56 Bjornstrom : Haha, well I actually asked for it! I talked to the lady and she told me how it worked and I said - can i try, please? She looked amazed but said - s
57 SAS330GOT : I have gotten it a couple of times at MSP and at ORD. I was flying with a freind. He had bought his ticket in the US while I had gotten mine in sweden
58 ASAFA : I agree 100%
59 Post contains images NYCFlyer : I hate the SSSS. I got it recently on B6, just as I was leaving a wedding in OAK, and the damned agents confiscated a corkscrew with the couple's name
60 Tornado82 : Last minute rebookings automatically activate the SSSS as per my experience. That's how I've gotten probably 8 or 9 of mine. I don't think CO blackli
61 BCBHokie : Has anyone gotten the SSSS with online checkin (as in, when you print your boarding pass off on the airline's web site)? Just curious if that increase
62 Tornado82 : Not me. Of the dozen or so times I've gotten it, it was all on passes handed to me directly by an agent... and typically when my original itinerary h
63 KLM685 : Yeah it happened to me, I guess it was cuz i insisted too much of having a window on my SAT - MEX flight. So after 5 minutes of negotiation to get a w
64 Thumper3181 : No never for online check in for me. It's always on the return trip or an intermediate leg. I travel a moderate (about twice a month) amount and it h
65 Kneemeister : I get it about every third or 4th flight. And yes its usually after a last min change, or due to the case of NWA flying me back from SEA via a connect
66 Jfkaua : It won't let you checkin online but It wont tell you why, It'll say please use a checkin kiosk at the airport or a check-in counter. Thats my experie
67 PER744 : Happened to me more times than I can remember. The only thing that ever annoyed me was once when one of the agents went through my wallet, with his ba
68 Flyboy36y : I got the ROYAL treatment in MVD. All of my gas were serched. The seams of ALL of my cloths were inspected (not just the ones on me. All my bags were
69 Gamps : Has anyone gotten the SSSS with online checkin Something closer. Flew RT San Jose - Phoneix - Tucson on AmericaWest. Checked in online flying out of
70 764 : Good ways to become a Selectee (if your really want to...): - book double open jaws, preferably international (such as ORD-FRA//LHR-NYC) - reserve sea
71 Jfr : I work from both Chicago and SE Asia, and generally, do my traveling using Star Alliance Round-the-World tickets. My trips take weeks, and involve man
72 Post contains images DABZF : Does that really make any difference that you're an employee? (sorry if this has been discussed in the thread - I did not read it all) It didn't for
73 FlyingKangaroo : Yup happeed to me and my mum twice on the same holiday. First time was when we were flying SFO-LAS on TED. We were already running a bit late after qu
74 MD80fanatic : 4th Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall
75 TEBguy : He's right. It sucks. The entire drive to the airport im thinking "I just know im going to get the dammed SSSS treatment again." Generally, they hand
76 Post contains images COFreqFlyer : I can't agree with this enough. I've bought tickets on CO within 8 hours of departure, dropping a segment, and starting a new open-jaw. But, since I'
77 DENplanenut : SSSS has happened to me a few times. It seems to happen more often when I buy a one ticket. Most notably at LAS, where I was put through a machine tha
78 AIR757200 : Though its not standard practice, if an agent is concerned about a person they are checking-in, you can place a code at the end of the check-in entry
79 Ca2ohHP : A complaint letter to CO will not eliminate getting a SSSS on your boarding pass. There are a number of different criteria that will make any airline
80 B707Stu : I'll tell you what's worse... having your name come up on "the list" while trying to board an international flight bound for the US. Happened to me. N
81 TaromA380 : Before complaining, realise that all SSSS+++ things are made for your own safety when travelling by air.
82 Jlb : And what exactly constitutes a success. Do they catch friends of OBL with pockets full of dynamite? Or do they confiscate two corkscrews and a pair o
83 Pawsleykat : I was strip searched (well, down to my underwear) at LHR on my way to DEN in March this year. Although being only 13 at the time, my parents gave conc
84 Pmg1704 : Another way to get the SSSS is if you forget your ID. I once flew on UA from LGA-IAD and I forgot my ID, I had left it at home. Security sent me back
85 7E72004 : did you have any other kind of id with you that you had to show?
86 DAYflyer : The Ssss on your pass triggers a higher security check. Yes, I have this happen to me on many one-way flights I book for business reasons when I am u
87 SoAmSky : This year I have traveled in different occasion in CO, AA, SW, and DL. Among these airlines the only one that always singles me out is Delta. If I wer
88 Tornado82 : That can happen if the standard scan sees something suspicious, they open it up just to check on it. Remember, the "friends of OBL" who were 9/11 ter
89 Litz : Exactly ... also if your flight is booked last minue and NOT on a credit card (ie; cash, FF miles, etc). Two examples that happened to me ... 1. Trip
90 KevinTMichel : First of all the gate agent has nothing to do with the selection of the so called "SSSS." There is a computer program that picks people on certain cr
91 Captaink : Oh my god this happens to me so much especially when I fly US Airways. I am used to the routine so it doesn't bother me. I get a little frustrated whe
92 OSA330 : When I checked in Boston for my flight to Vienna, Austria via Washington DC Dulles, I was picked for a SSSS screening. It was very thoroughly and took
93 Ken777 : I was hit one time when I was top tier in AA's FF program and that had to be random. My in-laws (from the UK and Australia) get it on all boarding pas
94 Bridogger6 : As a ticket agent, I can assure you we have no control over who gets the SSSS stamped on their boarding passes. We do however, have the power to remo
95 UN_B732 : I thought that the GA, could, if they wanted to, specify SSSS. Case in point, very rude GA in front of whom we spoke in Russian, on an RT BTV-JFK-BTV
96 Upsmd11 : I got the SSSS recently when I booked an open-jaw tickets on WN. The routing was SDF-PHL-BNA both via MDW. I rented a car and drove home from BNA as t
97 Post contains images Electech6299 : Wrong... Half-true... Closer.... Yes, special screening means baggage, at security, and at the gate. (At least..) An unfortunate thing...something in
98 Thorben : Did I say that??????????? Again, who is talking about gate agents?? I didn't write anything. Read my posts correctly. Has nobody read "1984"? Does no
99 FOLOV : Happens to me everytime i fly AA stand BY
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