Since the TSA decided during the pandemic that perhaps the liquid 3 ounce rule really wasn’t so necessary, it would have been nice if people had started to realize this whole operation is unneeded. Instead, they are hiring back more people — ugh. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/tsa-hiring-summer-trnd/index.html
Woman boards Delta flight with no identification or boarding pass.
Somehow this person got past TSA security and onto the plane without providing a boarding pass or any identification at all. Another example of the impossibility of designing a screening system which will be effective enough to work to prevent something as rare as a terrorist attack on an aircraft in the US.
Diana Ross groped by the TSA
All in the name of security theater. Apparently the TSA employee had the same excuse as always “It’s just my job”. Where did we hear that before the TSA? Report at showbiz411.com
Reducing the impact of shutdowns through privatization.
The Best Way To Protect Air Travel from the Shutdown Is To Reduce Washington’s Role
Are there any limits on TSA intrusiveness?
The recent reports that the TSA is planning even more intrusive pat-downs raises an important question — what are the limits on on the intrusiveness of TSA procedures? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-03/u-s-airport-pat-downs-are-about-to-get-more-invasive Unfortunately, since the TSA has NEVER attempted a rational cost-benefit analysis of their procedures, it is pretty difficult to see what those limits would be. It…
Is passing through an unmanned checkpoint illegal?
An interesting question is whether the people who passed through this unmanned checkpoint without being screened commit any crime or violate any regulation? http://bigstory.ap.org/7bbbd0c3ea1948b7bc109f9122f7cdd0 Of course, the idea of the TSA screening them after they get off their flights perfectly illustrates the absurdity of the TSA as a whole. How could such post-flight screening possibly…
We Don’t Need the TSA Expanding To Other Sites
The last thing needed in the US is the TSA expanding their failed model – massive screening of innocent passengers – to other modes of transportation. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-26/congress-wants-the-tsa-to-help-secure-amtrak-and-buses As documented extensively on this site, massive screening of innocent passengers simply cannot work effectively to prevent terrorist attacks. It is a very sad state of affairs that…
TSA Policing Teddy Bears
The TSA is now spending its time confiscating large stuffed animals and writing sad stories about it. http://gizmodo.com/tsa-confiscates-huge-teddy-bear-gives-him-detailed-bac-1790131145 Another example of the enormous waste of time and money which the TSA represents.
Serious Abuse of a Patient by TSA
This sort of abuse is much more likely in a corrupt system like the TSA, which has no real useful purpose. The best solution is to privatize airline security and then people will have a choice to avoid systems that produce outcomes like this. http://wreg.com/2016/06/30/disabled-st-jude-patient-sues-airport-and-tsa-after-bloody-scuffle-with-airport-police/
Long TSA lines are a symptom
The present sad state of affairs with long TSA lines is annoying travelers more and more. Patience at breaking point. These lines, however, are just a symptom of the fact that the TSA is basically engaged in a fool’s errand — trying to prevent a very rare event like a terrorist attack using the very…