LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12 Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2555 times:
The Newark (New Jersey) Star-leger, on the front page of it's Sunday, August 13th edition, had an article that EWR will be an airport where TSA agents will be asking a lot more questions of those going through security to try to thart possible terrorists. The article says the questions will be repetitive & probing to try to trip up potential terrorists and is based on the questioning policy of passengers for flights on El Al. It probably won't be as extensive as El Al's and will probably more like one finds already at EC airports, just a few questions to try and get a feeling for a pax's potential to be a terrorist.
Just a warning - don't be a smartass and delay the rest of us on the long lines further or get you sitting at the airport jail.
ETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2427 times:
TSA agents being given the authority to question us, and to flex a muscle or two, one at a time, with a 30 minute delay between each flex. They already feel like they're the shiznits, and now they have to talk to us. Mon dieu!
Quoting N702ML (Reply 2): I can only imagine how those conversations will go....
I forsee a Rodney King type of scenario coming, especially with their over inflated egos.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2196 times:
Here is a link to an article on how these new programs may work from trials at a few USA airports. http://online.wsj.com/public/article...20070813.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top
Many of us whom have traveled from EU airports like FRA have seen where you go through a 2nd security checkpoint, where questions are asked to try to find potential terrorists. This program seems to be similar to those programs, but with a technical twist.
MastaHanky From United States of America, joined May 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2006 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter): EWR will be an airport where TSA agents will be asking a lot more questions of those going through security to try to thart possible terrorists. The article says the questions will be repetitive & probing to try to trip up potential terrorists and is based on the questioning policy of passengers for flights on El Al.
I think this is an excellent idea. The 30-45 minutes it takes to get through security at EWR (on a good day) when the trans-Atlantic rush starts is way too short. We really need to make people wait in line for a good hour at a minimum. Perhaps in the future they will also play Kenny G at high volumes and offer a Root-Canal-While-You-Wait service to make going through security more enjoyable.
It is English, but only a NooYawker can understand it. The TSA staff at EWR have to be the rudest, most arrogant bullies in the entire US. And that's where they decide to start this experiment. Hmmm, perhaps they want it to fail ?
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1854 times:
I've wondered for years why it's not set up here like in AMS.... sterile flight-specific area at gate where agents question you and mark your boarding pass before you're allowed into the gate waiting area. Seems to work nicely at AMS.
IADLHR From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1854 times:
Quoting RAPCON (Reply 11): The best I've seen have been the folks in ABQ
I absolutely second that motion. ABQ iis really, really good. In fact I was there a few weeks ago and ALL the security lanes had the machines with the air puff. That was my first experiience with that machine.
AirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1621 times:
I can see it now. Since this is Jersey we are talking about..... I expect the TSA agents to drop the F Bomb every sentence they mutter during their "interview". So questioning would go something like this....
"So you awe goin tah f$%kin Des Moines?" "Why the f%$ck would you want tah go tah someplace like dat?" "Since I don't know where Des Moines is, I think you are fu$&ing up tah somethin fishy heah....." "Let me get me some rubbah gloves, we are goin tah get tah dah the bottum of dis' fu$%in' Sh#t!!!!"
I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
You know, some of those questions they ask are just to screw with you to see if they can trip you up.
My uncle was a customs agent at LAX for many years before he moved into investigations out of the central office in DC (drugs and money laundering). He's a very smart man and would tell me stories from his side of all the crap people would try to pull, and how effective "stupid" questions could sometimes be.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.