Tag: Portland

I am neither a good reporter, nor prognosticator
By: Date: April 3, 2014 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , ,

So I recently had some questions and posited some opinions in the Alaska vs. Delta frenemies shuffle that’s been going on the last few months – and I got some stuff wrong.  But not only that, I got some prognostication wrong as well.  So now I’m here to hopefully fix all that. First thing is,…

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How I knew it was going to be a bad TSA day
By: Date: April 8, 2013 Categories: Airports,TSA Tags: , , , , ,

I guess I can explain my tweet of last night.  Flying out of PDX, for some reason I didn’t get TSA PreCheck again.  Three weeks in a row.  I made a “Ugh!” type comment, was overheard by a TSA agent, and she proceeded to “bait” me into a fight.  Here’s the exchange: Me (to TSA…

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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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Add PDX to the Porno Scanner List
By: Date: November 28, 2011 Categories: Airports Tags: , , ,

I flew out of Portland International yesterday, and was really unhappy to see that the porno scanners have been installed, at least at the ABC checkpoint.  A couple of things. Like I posted before, the technology these machines use has not been proven to be safe for commercial use. There are only 3 scanners for…

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Good roundup of TSA shenanigans
By: Date: November 23, 2010 Categories: Air Travel,Airports Tags: , , , , ,

While work’s been…odd as of late, I haven’t had a lot of time to post.  Plus I’ve been home for 3 weeks (the longest I’ve been home for 8+ years).  But I’ve been keeping up with most of what’s going on out there with regards to the TSA crap – the backscatter porn cum cancer…

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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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