|Quoting rcair1 (Reply 47):|
Fact is these were used in airports in Europe before 9/11 so before TSA existed. As I transited thos - I always thought how much better they were than "freddy the sleeping guard" in the US.
Initial story refers to them as a terminal exit which is bad. Using them in place of a security guard at the secure area exit really isn't good either. It may be ok at a small airport with very light traffic but I can't see it working very well in a busy airport like MCO where you have a flood of people leaving the secured area. It is still a big bottleneck. We are all paying for the security so lets stick with what works. Keep a security guard at the exit of the air side and let the passenger flow continue. I can only imagine this disaster at a place like MCO.