I'll tell you this. RJ
's gate security at AMM makes them uncompetitive with EK
. In 2012 I flew all three from their respective home bases to JFK
in a premium cabin (J for EK
, F for EY
handled the secondary screening requirement by having every passenger go through a metal detector and a bag ex-ray. EK
did random secondary screening at the gate (I was selected on a previous trip at it was not at all invasive). RJ
, however, had every passenger undergo a manual bag inspection that included opening up every single container (including hygene items) with the screener not wearing gloves or even having them available at the passenger's request.
I don't know if the TSA
is mandating that level of screening out of AMM and not out of DXB
, but I really don't care. I am not going to subject myself to it again and will avoid RJ
until I know the situation has been fixed.