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Sanford Airport Opting Out of TSA

I love using small airports, and Sanford is pretty close to where I live. It’s much more convenient than MCO, especially when flying to Knoxville on Allegiant. Now, it could be even more convenient to fly out of there, since they are asking TSA to “go back“!

Orlando’s Sanford International Airport believes they will offer passengers “better service at a better price and more accountability and better customer service” by doing away with TSA screenings.

I predict a movement is beginning here. Not surprising, considering the professionalism I’ve noted by the TSA in the past.

Prenatal Care the TSA Way

I went through security at ATL this afternoon. Believe it or not, the story gets even worse…

As I was collecting all my carry on items after they were checked, one of the TSA sheriffs calls out to another over his shoulder, “Hey George! She says she knows you! But just for one night!”

I looked over and noticed the lady behind me was pregnant. She didn’t look very amused at all, but she didn’t raise a stink about it. That’ may be the most unfortunate part of the incident.

As for the TSA agent who made the comment, I guess it would have been too unprofessional for him to say, “Hey George! Check out this tramp you knocked up one night a few months ago and never spoke to again.”

What kind of culture exists within an agency that would make anyone think they had a license to say something like that? What would happen in your business if you spoke about a customer that way, especially right in front of them? Get ready for HealthCare.gov. I expect jackasses like this guy will be among the first to put in for a position admitting soon to be moms into the hospital. He probably is working on a bunch of fat jokes as we speak.

When the System Fails

“It was averted by brave individuals not because the system worked and that is not acceptable.”

Really?!?!?! That’s an interesting statement.

I’m must be really weird. I look at things a little differently. See,  I think the fact that the system failed and brave individuals did not is AWESOME!!!! In fact, I put way more faith and trust in a bunch of even semi-brave individuals than I do in any “system” the TSA could possibly devise.

But that’s just me–I’m a hopeless realist.

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