This has been bugging me for quite a while. I see them everytime I show up at the terminal here in Winnipeg and when I travel Canada and beyond.
But anyways, not only do these people look completely: Dumb, Stoned, Drunk or immature, but that haven't a clue of whats really going on. For example, while going thru domestic security, a screener took my camcorder to see if it was on, she looked thru the lense (The wrong end) when clearly the eye peice pertruded above the camera, and she wasn't even a blonde.
Wow, you should see their faces when they search my bag. I have a:
-my note pad with all of this aircraft data, including flight levels and registrations.
To start, they always go for the scanner, looks very complicated so that confuses them alot, I always make sure when they turn it on, that it will only scan crap freq's which have no one talking on them.
Then there's the camera's.....They must think a 15 year old with over $2500 worth of lenses and electrical equipment in his carry on is up to something.
Lastly, I usualy travel contingent with my family links in the airlines. So in big letters on my boarding pass is "STAND BY". And as usual, employee's are always trying to sabotage a/c so why not search them more, I might be hiding a safety pin underneath my belt, or a pecil in my shoe.
What I'm trying to get at is that I believe screener's should be eduacated just a bit, and not just hired off the street. If I weren't in school, they would hire me! Would you trust a 15 year old screen pax on a multi million dollar airplane? I sure wouldn't feel safe.
The only play I feel good is in Customs, they're great people
Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.