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TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:53 am
by DL717
Shocked there isn’t a thread on this...

TSA wants to stop screening pax at small airports, send them to hubs unscreened and have them screened there. Because no one would put a bomb on and RJ and have it go off at the hub right? Or crash an RJ into a building for that matter.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/01/politics ... index.html


Are they freakin nuts? Just to save $115 million a year? As if adding screeners in higher cost labor markets wouldn’t pretty much nullify such a small amount of money.

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:01 am
by Varsity1
Sounds like a proposal, not a plan.

I would be inclined to force municipalities that want an airport to share the costs. Blowing federal dollars in BFE for 40 people to board an RJ doesn't make sense.

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:04 am
by DL717
Varsity1 wrote:
Sounds like a proposal, not a plan.

I would be inclined to force municipalities that want an airport to share the costs. Blowing federal dollars in BFE for 40 people to board an RJ doesn't make sense.


And how much will it cost to support this at the hubs? It’s likely well above $115 million a year when you factor in staff, cost of living offsets, equipment and airport terminal modifications. Nevermind the safety aspect.

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:05 am
by Antarius
TSA is pretty useless, so I doubt we will see a difference in safety and security either way. They failed 95+% of the red team tests.

But while we're doing security theater, this proposal is stupid.

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:13 am
by Prost
DL717 wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Sounds like a proposal, not a plan.

I would be inclined to force municipalities that want an airport to share the costs. Blowing federal dollars in BFE for 40 people to board an RJ doesn't make sense.


And how much will it cost to support this at the hubs? It’s likely well above $115 million a year when you factor in staff, cost of living offsets, equipment and airport terminal modifications. Nevermind the safety aspect.

And sterile corridors being built or remote aircraft parking, necessitating busses at the hubs.

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:17 am
by mtnwest1979
This would eliminate a good reason to fly from 'small town' airports as it ends the ease of security by not having to do it at a big hub, if connectingaHope it fades away as an idea.

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:21 am
by legacyins
Thread already exists in the Travel forum:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1400441

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:37 am
by Moose135
DL717 wrote:
Shocked there isn’t a thread on this...

There is...
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1400441

It's under "Travel, Polls & Preferences", not sure why.

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:55 am
by gunsontheroof
Sure, sounds great. I'm sure that's going to go over really well at places like ATL when a huge bank of RJs touches down for a DL departure bank and everyone onboard needs to be screened...

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:02 am
by hongkongflyer
It means all security screening at the hubs can be gone as well.....as every terrorist will now flying from small airport and blow the plane before they arrive the hub and no one will try to do so on a hub to small airport flight.... yeah...they can save even more money

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 am
by Newbiepilot
This reminds me of New Zealand where only planes with over 90 seats have security screening. Up until 9/11, there was no security screening for domestic flights