Tag: Airports

Dear TSA: WTF?
By: Date: September 4, 2012 Categories: Airports,TSA Tags: , , , ,

This is frustrating…  People – including me – have gone off about the TSA and their ‘porno scanners’; what an invasion of privacy they are, how unsafe they are, and the like.  A judge ordered that the TSA was supposed to hold public comments, so that we could hear from people and experts.  You know,…

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Oh racism, my old enemy
By: Date: June 25, 2012 Categories: F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , ,

So you’ve probably heard about the TSA agent at JFK Airport in New York who didn’t realize his  metal detector was off, right?  If not, have at it – the “exclusive” is over here at the New York Post. Now I’m no friend of the TSA.  Even when I say something nice about them, I…

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Cover me: I’m about to say something nice about the TSA
By: Date: June 23, 2012 Categories: Air Travel,Airports Tags: , , , , , , , ,

It’s not often that I say something nice about the Transportation Safety Administration.  Their usual treatment of individuals is pretty horrid; and I should know since I travel every week.  But I just recently became part of the TSA Pre✓™ program – and it’s glorious. Here in Portland, Oregon, our local airport has joined the TSA Pre✓™…

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When are airports going to learn?
By: Date: April 2, 2012 Categories: Air Travel,Airports Tags: , , , , , , ,

So airlines and airports have suffered through the economic downturn.  And beyond that, they’ve been further punished economically because of companies not doing as many business trips – those higher fare customers have disappeared. So why is it airports haven’t gotten with the times, to entice business travelers back?  For example, Phoenix Sky Harbor airport…

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Backscatter Machine Information
By: Date: November 19, 2011 Categories: Air Travel Tags: , , , , ,

This is pretty incredible.  Mashable.com took on “The Science Behind Airport Body Scanners” and did a pretty good job at explaining them.  It’s a pretty damned good article, and you should read it.  But if you only read one sentence, it’s this: No conclusive studies have been conducted that confirm that backscatter X-ray security scanners…

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Turnabout is fair play!
By: Date: July 18, 2011 Categories: Airports,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , ,

In other words, good for you Yukari Mihamae! If you haven’t heard of Yukari yet, she turned the tables on the porno grope that the TSA does (and having been through one myself, it would be classified as sexual assault, if it weren’t for the guise of “safety” — and I use that term loosely, based…

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Something about the TSA’s statement…
By: Date: July 18, 2011 Categories: Air Travel,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: ,

Okay, so I went through SeaTac security, where they made 90% of the public go through the porno scanners.  It was the same day that the story came out (on Time.com, so not a fly-by-night thing) about the possible TSA cancer cluster in Boston due to the new porno scanners.  I refused to go through…

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New rules for the airlines!
By: Date: May 17, 2011 Categories: Airlines Tags: ,

Okay, I know I’ve been under a rock lately, but this is something I’m actually glad to hear about! Apparently there are five new rules that went into effect April 20th, 2011.  You can read about them at this link.  In a nutshell, they are If they lose your luggage, they have to refund your…

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To the douchebag in the Portland airport yesterday
By: Date: April 12, 2010 Categories: Airports Tags: , , , , , , ,

Okay, so there’s a few Portland Airports, and there’s more than a few douchebags in each one.  This one was behind me in the TSA security line yesterday, and held the rank of Captain of one of the larger airlines. Seems the TSA got a little crazy at the ABC security checkpoint, and was sending…

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