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Dec 25, 18, 11:33 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,540
Posted By KDS

Or, let the machine do its "job" and "find" the...

Or, let the machine do its "job" and "find" the "bad, bad, bad" stuff in the pockets. After all, I've had my bare arm patted down when a MMW "alarmed" on my bare forearm. Isn't that why TSOs are...
Dec 25, 18, 8:04 am
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By KDS

This happened to me last month for a JFK-AMS leg...

This happened to me last month for a JFK-AMS leg as I class fare. Called Medallion Desk and they contacted SkyMiles desk. Was corrected in 5 minutes. Reason for the non-credit was "coding error",...
Dec 24, 18, 10:46 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,540
Posted By KDS

Perhaps... however, the anger expressed by TSA...

Perhaps... however, the anger expressed by TSA people when I won't incriminate myself by answering the question is inexcusable. And as a frequent frequent flyer, my pockets are always empty -- except...
Dec 10, 18, 4:14 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By KDS

Maybe people who have scoffed at me when I said...

Maybe people who have scoffed at me when I said "I don't sign up for these travel programs (Clear, Global Entry, PreCheck) because I do not want to give my biometric information to the government"...
Dec 1, 18, 12:39 am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,540
Posted By KDS

And "zero seconds" to stop asking me three times...

And "zero seconds" to stop asking me three times if my pockets are empty -- once by the "arranger" at the conveyor belt to the X-ray machine, once by the "guardian" to the MMW, and once by the person...
Nov 19, 18, 7:00 pm
Replies: 390
Views: 51,264
Posted By KDS

No. Just a person at head of line to check...

No. Just a person at head of line to check passports, then the line went to WTMD. No notices or "barkers" about what to do. I had to put all my stuff back into my carryon bags because they had NO...
Nov 19, 18, 5:55 pm
Replies: 390
Views: 51,264
Posted By KDS

I'm sure this is not a sign for the future of...

I'm sure this is not a sign for the future of TSA's "processes" but Concourse F international arrivals at ATL late afternoon today had PreCheck screening for all US/Canada passport holders. No one...
Nov 18, 18, 7:23 pm
Replies: 390
Views: 51,264
Posted By KDS

As a contrast to the antics of the USA TSA: ...

As a contrast to the antics of the USA TSA:

I just came through security at Terminal 4 in SIN. Nothing had to be taken out of my bags -- no laptops, no liquids, no electronics, no powders, no food...
Nov 16, 18, 9:23 pm
Replies: 1,009
Views: 90,648
Posted By KDS

It appears we have replaced the King/Queen...

It appears we have replaced the King/Queen royalty from our pre-USA past with the royalty of a government worker -- all of them.
Nov 16, 18, 9:21 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By KDS

"Required"? The TSA believes it's not required to...

"Required"? The TSA believes it's not required to do anything other than what it wants to do. The TSA info-mercial website says you can have your bags in sight while undergoing the "let's get...
Nov 15, 18, 7:37 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By KDS

Sadly, your expectation about the interest by US...

Sadly, your expectation about the interest by US congress representatives and senators in this issue is woefully out of synchronization with reality. I have contacted all of my US "congress-critters"...
Nov 14, 18, 5:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By KDS

I filed a OIG complaint a year or so ago. After a...

I filed a OIG complaint a year or so ago. After a month, I got a call from someone who said he was in that office and had received the complaint. Asked a few general questions, assured me that the...
Oct 15, 18, 3:55 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 14,663
Posted By KDS

Two more words: Unconstitutional dictatorship

Two more words:
Unconstitutional dictatorship
Sep 11, 18, 5:26 am
Replies: 126
Views: 47,443
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, 8:31 pm
Replies: 240
Views: 22,647
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, 9:43 pm
Replies: 240
Views: 22,647
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, 10:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By KDS

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

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



Sigh......grrrrrrr......
Aug 19, 18, 10:00 am
Replies: 65
Views: 5,213
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, 3:17 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,912
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, 11:26 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,213
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 26, 18, 12:37 am
Replies: 837
Views: 85,939
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, 11:12 am
Replies: 837
Views: 85,939
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, 1:48 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,721
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, 3:59 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 12,666
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, 6:24 am
Replies: 390
Views: 51,264
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...
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