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Old Oct 11, 07, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Andy1369 View Post
Why exactly were the lines taking so long? Is the blame on the ID/BP checker, or was it because of understaffing (a problem that existed before the ID/BP checking, I'm sure)?
One problem I've found is that when the TSA takes over ID checking, there is a sort of "laziness" factor which sets in. The ID checkers tend to chat with every screener walking by, tend to stop looking at IDs & BPs for lengthy periods to check on other things, etc., and generally "take their time" getting around to their jobs.

(To be honest, I can't recall if the TSA has taken over IDs at IAD yet or not; I think so but wouldn't swear to it despite several recent trips through there.)
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