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Old Oct 13, 07, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by thegeneral View Post
"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."

Unless there are screeners standing around and waiting as there are no passengers in the security lineups themselves, then this is not a rate taking step. Essentially, you waited in this line as opposed to waiting longer on an actual security line.
I'm not sure what you mean. The ID checks being slow do contribute to slower screening overall; I've witnessed it several times. It's not that there are TSOs standing around at the checkpoints themselves--although that's sometimes the case--but it's also not the case that the checkpoints are backing up to the line feeding into them. Unless the lines are backing up at the WTMD & x-ray, even if there are people in line to use them, slow ID checks do cause a delay.
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