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Sep 11, 18, 4:26 am
Replies: 126
Views: 46,358
Posted By KDS

I departed from DUB to JFK back in January 2018....

I departed from DUB to JFK back in January 2018. Preclearance consisted of

having my carryon bags screened again by X-ray;
showing my passport and BP to a clerk before the X-ray and answering...
Sep 10, 18, 7:31 pm
Replies: 240
Views: 21,131
Posted By KDS

Unless something has changed (and I missed it),...

Unless something has changed (and I missed it), the TSA must give its permission for such a change. And the TSA has not been interested in giving such approvals. Last I recall, the Sanford, FL...
Sep 8, 18, 8:43 pm
Replies: 240
Views: 21,131
Posted By KDS

This may be one of the publicly stated reasons....

This may be one of the publicly stated reasons. Heaven knows that what the TSA says usually is not what the TSA means.

But only an inept and devious federal government would roll out a program...
Aug 19, 18, 9:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By KDS

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/305180/ ...

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/305180/



Sigh......grrrrrrr......
Aug 19, 18, 9:00 am
Replies: 65
Views: 4,437
Posted By KDS

I was able to read the article. I did note...

I was able to read the article.

I did note the strong emphasis by the TSA inquiring about and "handling" underwear worn by these "suspicious" travelers. My anger continues to grow.
Aug 12, 18, 2:17 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By KDS

Lawsuit regarding the "enhanced" patdown process

Another legal suit has been filed:
https://nypost.com/2018/08/11/tsa-screener-touched-my-penis-in-front-of-my-daughter-suit/

I will hope that this might lead to some shame for our elected...
Jul 28, 18, 10:26 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,437
Posted By KDS

TSA's 'Quiet Storm' program uses FAMs to track and surveil domestic passengers

https://apps.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/graphics/2018/07/tsa-quiet-skies/



The article lists a large number of "checkpoints" that "identify" potential terrorists. Here we go again with another...
Jul 25, 18, 11:37 pm
Replies: 837
Views: 84,426
Posted By KDS

DTW gate-level security checkpoint this afternoon...

DTW gate-level security checkpoint this afternoon (7/25/2018). Line had less than 20 people in it. Took over 30 minutes for TSA to screen less than 20 people. Unbelievable.
Jun 28, 18, 10:12 am
Replies: 837
Views: 84,426
Posted By KDS

I came through LAX Terminal 3 on this past Sunday...

I came through LAX Terminal 3 on this past Sunday in early afternoon. Lines were over 45 minutes long; one line split into two lines and then recombined to one line, then split into three lines (I...
Jun 9, 18, 12:48 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,465
Posted By KDS

Was in line today at JFK terminal 4 regular...

Was in line today at JFK terminal 4 regular checkpoint (alas, TSA apparently has decided I no longer am "safe enough" for PreCheck) for a Delta domestic flight. Two travelers in front of me had...
Apr 27, 18, 2:59 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 12,258
Posted By KDS

Update: I've had the PreCheck designation on...

Update: I've had the PreCheck designation on just 3 of my last 8 trip legs. Percentage has definitely dropped off this year. Then again, all of these flights have been to/from EWR (well known for...
Apr 21, 18, 5:24 am
Replies: 377
Views: 48,503
Posted By KDS

Today at EWR, the TSA flagged my carryon bag for...

Today at EWR, the TSA flagged my carryon bag for secondary inspection. The cause -- the metal belt clip on my cellphone holder. I do think that is quite an extension of the definition of...
Apr 14, 18, 6:28 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,465
Posted By KDS

If you were to use experiences at EWR for...

If you were to use experiences at EWR for Terminal B as a basis for a decision on whether to pay for PreCheck, yolu'd say no. PreCheck there has been open just once in past five years based on my...
Mar 28, 18, 5:42 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 12,258
Posted By KDS

Well, if that is true, then the security...

Well, if that is true, then the security checkpoint at EWR for gates 40 - 47 must have great need for this protocol because the precheck lane has been open only once during my travels through there...
Mar 6, 18, 6:54 pm
Replies: 161
Views: 19,309
Posted By KDS

I do this often, and I read it while sitting in...

I do this often, and I read it while sitting in my aisle seat during boarding of the other passengers. Just waiting for some reaction one of these days.... wicked smile.
Mar 4, 18, 5:30 pm
Replies: 161
Views: 19,309
Posted By KDS

That same thought went through my mind as I...

That same thought went through my mind as I watched the TSO "fan" the pages of each book (obviously looking for a "hidden compartment"?); and I almost said something to that effect, but she finished...
Mar 4, 18, 11:02 am
Replies: 377
Views: 48,503
Posted By KDS

Came through DTW today. Sign at TSA checkpoint...

Came through DTW today. Sign at TSA checkpoint said all electronics larger than cellphone need to be removed from bags and put into bins. I ignored it and kept my portable wifi router and other...
Mar 3, 18, 2:25 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 12,258
Posted By KDS

I've never "joined" TSA PreCheck program; have...

I've never "joined" TSA PreCheck program; have participated in PreCheck lanes via the original FF list from the airline (Delta) since that all started way back in historical (pre-assault) days. I've...
Feb 16, 18, 2:58 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 11,143
Posted By KDS

It's the term used for a checkpoint that allows...

It's the term used for a checkpoint that allows people with PreCheck to keep their shoes on and walk through the WTMD instead of the scanner. However, you stil have to remove liquids, laptops, etc....
Feb 15, 18, 7:15 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,468
Posted By KDS

I've had to stop opting out because of the new,...

I've had to stop opting out because of the new, sexual-assault, hands-on-groin patdown process. I cannot accept those assaults anymore. I get so angry when I see them that I am not sure how I'll...
Feb 13, 18, 6:06 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 12,971
Posted By KDS

My daughter connected in ORD about a week ago on...

My daughter connected in ORD about a week ago on her way home after a 5-day trip. She had about 50 bags of frozen breast milk. TSO told her she could not bring all the bags with her through security....
Jan 12, 18, 10:42 am
Replies: 57
Views: 3,378
Posted By KDS

Let's give credit where credit is due. TSA...

Let's give credit where credit is due.

TSA stopped a "gun" at the checkpoint:
Texas Tech student questioned by TSA for brandishing school's 'finger gun' salute | Fox News...
Jan 7, 18, 10:49 am
Replies: 1,372
Views: 486,167
Posted By KDS

MBS airport has an MMW now (WIKI updated). Not...

MBS airport has an MMW now (WIKI updated). Not sure how long it's been here; been a while since I'd last departed from MBS.
Nov 10, 17, 5:49 am
Replies: 57
Views: 3,378
Posted By KDS

Rep. Rogers' statement makes an assumption that...

Rep. Rogers' statement makes an assumption that the TSA was working correctly at one point, and now is broken. In my opinion, it's never worked correctly, but it really went downhill after October...
Aug 16, 17, 3:14 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By KDS

Perhaps not so surprising. This is the US...

Perhaps not so surprising. This is the US government of which we speak -- which always has multiple programs to "control" any one thing. When one doesn't work, create another and let both fail;...
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