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User currently offlineKearnet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

The following article from today's Union Leader shows that the TSA can do right sometimes.

http://www.unionleader.com/article.a...ff+open+door%2c+hearts+for+goodbye

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Saying goodbye to a son or daughter deploying overseas can be one of life's most difficult moments, but Richard Jones of Amherst says the staff at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport recently made that moment a little easier for his family. ....

....The officer then told the Joneses they could get passes from the airline counter to accompany their son to the gate if he is deploying overseas.

"We didn't ask anybody. We didn't even know you could do this," said Jones. "To me, that's someone acting above and beyond." .....




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User currently offlineBrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4229 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

You could always do this in Canada, you just have to go to your airline and explain why you would like to go to the gate with your son or daughter or in the case of Armed Forces personal your husband/wife/son/daughter. Also if you have a minor travelling they will allow you to accompany them right to the gate as well. I found this out when I was taking my cousin to YYZ and LH asked if I would like to accompany her to the gate as she was a little scared to be on her own. You of course have to go through a special security check by providing two pieces of government issue ID and fill out forms until you get writers cramp.

[Edited 2009-11-14 07:05:29 by brilondon]


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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

I find it funny that this is newsworthy. To me, this kind of thing is common-sense, something you'd do out of decency and respect.

What does it say about the TSA? Among other frightening experiences I know of from some people that I know (which will be left for another time and place).


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1452 times:
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Quoting Cpd (Reply 2):
I find it funny that this is newsworthy.

Me too. I get approached for all sorts of reasons by passengers at work and I very often go out of my way to help even if strictly speaking their situation has nothing to do with me.



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