• TSA blames you for longer lines at airport security checkpoints

    http://nbc4i.com/2016/05/13/tsa-blam...y-checkpoints/

    By NBC4 Staff and Associated Press Published: May 13, 2016, 2:48 pm Updated: May 16, 2016, 5:36 pm

    WASHINGTON (WCMH/AP) — Facing a growing backlash over extremely long airport security lines, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday asked fliers “to be patient” as the government takes steps to get them onto planes more quickly.

    Travelers across the country have endured lengthy lines, some snaking up and down escalators, or through food courts, and into terminal lobbies. At some airports, lines during peak hours have topped 90 minutes. Airlines have reported holding planes at gates to wait for passengers to clear security.

    Johnson said the government has a plan to deal with the lines but won’t neglect its duty to stop terrorists.

    “Our job is to keep the American people safe,” Johnson told reporters at a news conference. “We’re not going to compromise aviation security in the face of this.”


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    1. Cissy's Avatar
      Cissy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post

      Launched nationwide in 2012, PreCheck gives previously vetted passengers special screening. Shoes, belts and light jackets stay on. Laptops and liquids stay in bags. And these fliers go through standard metal detectors rather than the explosive-detecting full-body scanners most pass through.

      PreCheck security lanes can screen 300 passengers an hour, twice that of standard lanes.


      The TSA offered Congress a lofty goal of having 25 million fliers enrolled in the program. But as of March 1, only 9.3 million people were PreCheck members. Applicants must pay $85 to $100 every five years. Most must also trek to the airport for an interview before being accepted. Getting once-a-year fliers to join has been a challenge.

      (So, let me get this straight: you tell people how to avoid advanced screening, so that they can use the same screening procedures that were in place prior to 9/11? And people have to pay good money to be put in a tracking database? $#@!'s sake this $#@!ing country...-AF)
    1. Cissy's Avatar
      Cissy -
      See also:

    1. bunklocoempire's Avatar
      bunklocoempire -
      I thought they would've sprinkled in a little "booming economy, more people traveling" spin.

      Lost opportunity.

      "Pre-check", also known as the 4th f-ing amendment.
    1. Brian4Liberty's Avatar
      Brian4Liberty -
      When asked about those long lines, the TSA essentially blamed you in a press release, specifically passengers who bring too many carry-on items:

      There are several factors that have caused checkpoint lines to take longer to screen passengers… including more people traveling with carry-on bags, in many cases bringing more than the airline industry standard of one carry-on bag and one personal item per traveler;
      Now what in the world might have caused an increase in carry-on? Apparently it was beyond the abilities of the author and probably Jay Johnson to figure out.

      Bueller? McFly?
    1. Ronin Truth's Avatar
      Ronin Truth -
      I've been nowhere near the place.
    1. euphemia's Avatar
      euphemia -
      We travel pretty light. I got a free pre-check on my last solo trip. It was very convenient. I wouldn't pay for it, though.
    1. Bryan's Avatar
      Bryan -
      I've been talking about this with some people. The leading thought is that they want the long lines to increase sign-ups for the PreCheck program. Long term, you'll be a second class citizen if you don't sign up.

      To sign up for PreCheck you have to be fingerprinted, pay an $85 fee and provide other documentation.
    1. RJB's Avatar
      RJB -
      I quit air travel because of these goons. I don't know what I'll do when they take walking and driving to this same level. It's bad enough as it is.
    1. DGambler's Avatar
      DGambler -
      I said the same thing to my wife right after I read the article. However, I think it's more about making it easier to track you. You have to attach your precheck ID with your traveler profile, so they're going to know when you buy the ticket that your traveling... This is more about control and these long lines are being done on purpose.


      Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
      I've been talking about this with some people. The leading thought is that they want the long lines to increase sign-ups for the PreCheck program. Long term, you'll be a second class citizen if you don't sign up.

      To sign up for PreCheck you have to be fingerprinted, pay an $85 fee and provide other documentation.
    1. DamianTV's Avatar
      DamianTV -
      I wont blame the TSA or terrorists, Im cutting out the Middle Men and flat out blame the very existence of the TSA on the Govt itself.
    1. Danke's Avatar
      Danke -
      "Travelers across the country have endured lengthy lines, some snaking up and down escalators..."

      How does one line up on an escalator?
    1. euphemia's Avatar
      euphemia -
      The TSA at Laguardia and JFK can't keep their hands off my husband. He has a lot of friends in those two airports.
    1. spudea's Avatar
      spudea -
      this is completely backwards. every US citizen should be in the faster pre-check lane automatically
    1. Anti Federalist's Avatar
      Anti Federalist -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
      I've been talking about this with some people. The leading thought is that they want the long lines to increase sign-ups for the PreCheck program. Long term, you'll be a second class citizen if you don't sign up.

      To sign up for PreCheck you have to be fingerprinted, pay an $85 fee and provide other documentation.
      I have to pay for a TWIC card, and since Lockheed Martin signed it over to some third party enslavement agency, I seem to be getting pre checked boarding passes for the last year now.

      God how I long for the day I will never have to step foot in a $#@!ing airport again.
    1. Anti Federalist's Avatar
      Anti Federalist -
      Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
      "Travelers across the country have endured lengthy lines, some snaking up and down escalators..."

      How does one line up on an escalator?
    1. Anti Federalist's Avatar
      Anti Federalist -
      Quote Originally Posted by DGambler View Post
      I said the same thing to my wife right after I read the article. However, I think it's more about making it easier to track you. You have to attach your precheck ID with your traveler profile, so they're going to know when you buy the ticket that your traveling... This is more about control and these long lines are being done on purpose.
      Bingo
    1. Danke's Avatar
      Danke -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
      I have to pay for a TWIC card, and since Lockheed Martin signed it over to some third party enslavement agency, I seem to be getting pre checked boarding passes for the last year now.

      God how I long for the day I will never have to step foot in a $#@!ing airport again.
      You're complaining about getting pre-check boarding passes?
    1. Danke's Avatar
      Danke -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
      A broken escalator or one purposely shut down?
    1. Anti Federalist's Avatar
      Anti Federalist -
      Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
      You're complaining about getting pre-check boarding passes?
      Yeah.

      I already have a "pre check", as bunkloco already noted...it's called the 4th Amendment.

      God only knows what type of database my flight records are being put into.
    1. Danke's Avatar
      Danke -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
      Yeah.

      I already have a "pre check", as bunkloco already noted...it's called the 4th Amendment.

      God only knows what type of database my flight records are being put into.

      You can fly on a private jet without the extensive search.


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