Shoe Carnival & Baggage Screening: DSM-style

Old Feb 6, 05, 5:14 am
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Thumbs up Shoe Carnival & Baggage Screening: DSM-style

Flew out of DSM a few days ago. In the TSA line, there are official TSA signs by the checkpoint that say "Removing your shoes may prevent additional screening" and "The choice is yours to remove your shoes."

Even though this is a small airport, I'm glad to see all bags are sent through one CTX machine and 3 TSA personnel working the bag screening, as opposed to open/closed/full-bag-search ETD screening. I was quite annoyed that there were signs asking passengers to unlock their bags, despite the fact physical searches were conducted in full view of the public. In MCO and LAX, there are signs that say "Please wait here while your baggage is being screened."

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Old Feb 6, 05, 8:18 am
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There are supposedly 159 TSA Federal Security Managers overseeing about 430 airports. Each FSM sets his/her (very few "hers") own policies with no real oversight from Washington. There is no reason at all to expect any consistency from airport to airport.
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Old Feb 6, 05, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by LeoB
There is no reason at all to expect any consistency from airport to airport.
Or from Washington.
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Old Feb 6, 05, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by LeoB
There are supposedly 159 TSA Federal Security Managers overseeing about 430 airports. Each FSM sets his/her (very few "hers") own policies with no real oversight from Washington. There is no reason at all to expect any consistency from airport to airport.
The correct term is actually Federal Security Director (FSD).
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Old Feb 6, 05, 5:15 pm
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Originally Posted by LeoB
There are supposedly 159 TSA Federal Security Managers overseeing about 430 airports. Each FSM sets his/her (very few "hers") own policies with no real oversight from Washington. There is no reason at all to expect any consistency from airport to airport.
So much for SOP that some posters apologize for being ignored.
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Old Feb 7, 05, 9:43 am
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I preferred "Federal Security Manager" because the "manager" could be easily changed to "monkey", which they all are. Of course, "director" has its advantages too. It could be changed to "dictator", refer to a male body part, or other appropriate slang.
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