This is a discussion on Does TSA Make Anyone Else Not Want to Fly This Holiday Season?? within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by OperatorJ It's not profiling if you interview everyone. If you were to say "Hey you, yeah you, with the long scraggly lookin ...
Israel has it right. Sadly we don't adopt their method, or atleast some form of it.
I'm curious though, what method would you rather see used?
For me, flying is a mode of last resort. Because of certain conditions, TSA is a sheer hassle for me, and then I have to deal with the cattle-car mentality of the airlines. Last time I sincerely enjoyed flying, it was on Eastern Airlines, in the days when passengers were respected customers, not a necessary evil source of cash.
Retired USAF E-8. Avatar is OldVet from days long gone. Oh, to be young again.
Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield
IT WILL CHANGE as soon as the TSA employee's unionize and demand professional creds for thier work, as more experienced governments do (read-Isreal here) things will change...dont see Homeland Security making any intellegent changes in thier work model our government is very comfortably stuck on stupid, and predictable...to many political/monetary roadblocks to that...but TSA workers can change thier work place by demanding professional standards and pay...its mind numbing work..no doubt after 10 shifts on a big airport line ANYONE would hate FAT people and OLD people because they are a pain...The mutts on the TSA line need real counsel to deal with the pressures of haveing to feel up FAT people's FAT folds, and manipulate colostomy bags searching for weapons..To me its the crappy seat I'm going through all the BS to get to that just REEKS...and the fact that after makeing me reveal my socks to TSA workers, they refuse to let me sit down to get my shoes back on...rude and stupid...if you'v got money the rules are much different...nobody touches "executive class" ...just ask your reprsentitive or Senator...(while your at it, ask them for thier health plan)...SO I plan an extra day to recoup from the Ordeal....
You don't have to go back that far to find instances of good-to great customer service, even today, but usually not on domestic flights. Air New Zealand is pretty good if one is going that way. Houston to Baltimore, that's a whole other tale.
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
Yup and I won't. I used to fly over 100,000 miles a year for business. I retired 3 years ago and have flown one time since. As it stands now, it would take a heck of a lot to get me to fly anywhere - pretty much, if I can't drive it, I'm not going. Matter of fact, I donated almost 1,000,000 FF miles to Make a Wish rather than use them. I hate airports, TSA and the airlines. I hate the attitude of them doing me a favor by selling me a seat and then charging me outrageous prices to fly my bags or feed me. Bah and Humbug.
"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"