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Jun 12, 19, 10:41 am
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Posted By jkhuggins

With great respect, then ... what's the point of...

With great respect, then ... what's the point of asking those questions? If you know the answer, you're just wasting your time, as well as the passenger's time.
May 27, 19, 8:05 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,166
Posted By jkhuggins

Except that the suggestion did absolutely nothing...

Except that the suggestion did absolutely nothing to help her with her current transit. "Next time, do something else" isn't helpful for this time.

As to whether or not the suggestion was...
May 26, 19, 9:44 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,166
Posted By jkhuggins

Why? What does informing them of the fact...

Why? What does informing them of the fact accomplish, in that moment?

Let's return to the original scenario from the OP. At the point of the confrontation, there's nothing that the OP could...
May 24, 19, 7:06 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,166
Posted By jkhuggins

What evidence do you have that she wasn't already...

What evidence do you have that she wasn't already aware of that fact?
May 23, 19, 11:34 am
Replies: 59
Views: 2,875
Posted By jkhuggins

Well, of course. Bullets aren't allowed at TSA...

Well, of course. Bullets aren't allowed at TSA checkpoints. :)

Thanks, I'll show myself out.
May 12, 19, 7:05 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,166
Posted By jkhuggins

What is "wrong" is that most people don't like...

What is "wrong" is that most people don't like unsolicited advice --- no matter how correct or well-intentioned the advice might be.

I'd say more, but then I'd be offering unsolicited advice,...
May 7, 19, 12:07 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,504
Posted By jkhuggins

Oh, there are plenty of other options. For me,...

Oh, there are plenty of other options. For me, the most likely is that, in fact, the TSOs on duty didn't know that the passenger was Diana Ross --- or, in fact, who Diana Ross is. It's been fifty...
Apr 10, 19, 5:48 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 5,994
Posted By jkhuggins

As long as we, as a civilized society, don't try...

As long as we, as a civilized society, don't try to abuse matters by claiming an accommodation when none is needed, then we don't need a "process" to ensure a "genuine" disability. We trust people...
Mar 8, 19, 12:14 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,583
Posted By jkhuggins

Honest question: after that determination was...

Honest question: after that determination was made, how many other individuals would have the opportunity to see the item in checked baggage? Would that bag be re-screened later before being placed...
Jan 20, 19, 4:41 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 6,782
Posted By jkhuggins

Quote from TSA's deputy assistant administrator...

Quote from TSA's deputy assistant administrator for public affairs, Jim Gregory:
Jan 6, 19, 3:52 pm
Replies: 280
Views: 16,451
Posted By jkhuggins

Probably because the people with the authority to...

Probably because the people with the authority to produce authoritative statistics are non-essential workers, and therefore anyone can claim anything without any facts available?
Jan 4, 19, 3:34 pm
Replies: 280
Views: 16,451
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Dec 22, 18, 4:26 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,505
Posted By jkhuggins

TSA and US Government Shutdown

So, since we in the US seem to be in the midst of a government "shutdown" that shows no signs of being resolved anytime soon, a question occurred to me ...

The notion of a US government "shutdown"...
Dec 16, 18, 9:58 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By jkhuggins

Treadstone has been shutdown. Blackbriar,...

Treadstone has been shutdown. Blackbriar, however, continues on ... :)

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Nov 8, 18, 10:11 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By jkhuggins

Original tweet here:...

Original tweet here: https://twitter.com/roamwith_me/status/1057700924527968257



So apparently you're not allowed to cut the cheese at a TSA checkpoint. :cool:

Thank you, I'll see myself...
Nov 3, 18, 2:24 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 15,541
Posted By jkhuggins

Note in that example, though, the implicit...

Note in that example, though, the implicit underlying idea that training must be a continuous process. Sully trained for that event "all his life", not just once in order to complete a form...
Nov 3, 18, 2:15 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,322
Posted By jkhuggins

The last thing we need to be doing is calling...

The last thing we need to be doing is calling fellow passengers names.

Maybe if the whole process of dealing with airports was less stressful, there would be fewer people "fumbling with their...
Oct 29, 18, 2:41 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 15,541
Posted By jkhuggins

Taking a break from our semi-annual fight over...

Taking a break from our semi-annual fight over medical nitroglycerin, and moving us back towards the topic ...



I do not speak on behalf of TSA, but I can offer an opinion as to why this...
Oct 22, 18, 9:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By jkhuggins

Part of the problem here is that very few people...

Part of the problem here is that very few people --- passengers and TSA employees alike --- use the word "random" appropriately.

I highly suspect that the screening selector (the thing that...
Oct 6, 18, 12:02 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 15,541
Posted By jkhuggins

Just because there are a lot of vets working for...

Just because there are a lot of vets working for TSA doesn't mean that a lot of TSA employees are vets.

(sorry, I'll go back and hide in my mathematically-pedantic corner ...)
Sep 1, 18, 10:57 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,785
Posted By jkhuggins

"Someone will be sent for retraining"? How,...

"Someone will be sent for retraining"? How, exactly? I find it extremely unlikely that video tape evidence will show a screener not finding a can of pepper spray.

There might --- might --- be a...
Aug 9, 18, 7:35 am
Replies: 89
Views: 11,154
Posted By jkhuggins

As long as everyone is able-bodied, and can...

As long as everyone is able-bodied, and can descend the steps from the plane to the tarmac, and then climb the steps to board the bus.
Aug 1, 18, 8:29 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 11,154
Posted By jkhuggins

A thought: couldn't this be handled in the same...

A thought: couldn't this be handled in the same way as with arriving international flights, where incoming passengers have to be re-screened again after claiming their bags and passing through...
Mar 30, 18, 2:01 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,863
Posted By jkhuggins

Well, the suspect didn't hijjack a plane, right? ...

Well, the suspect didn't hijjack a plane, right? From TSA's perspective, this is a win. :)
Feb 25, 18, 5:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By jkhuggins

What if the weapon never leaves the cockpit? ...

What if the weapon never leaves the cockpit? Does the weapon actually enter the country then?

I'm mostly ignorant on international law ... my only exposure is hearing on flights into the US that...
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