Comments: TSA: Incompetent and Not Afraid to Cover It Up

I just went through the UK last week. There was so much kafuffle around the x-rays and metal detectors that I was quite nervous about casual theft too. It was quite the effort to make sure none of my things got stolen.

Add to that, I was stopped about a dozen times so that my carry on bag could be measured, completely ignoring the fact that I had an apple, lip balm and some soft candies in there, all completely ignored by security.

Posted by Colin at September 19, 2006 06:24 AM

More reason to carry a camera on your person, whether it's a DSC or a phone. You could always go the "uncivil" route and then yell stuff like "this person lost my ID and is now covering his badge so I can't report him", but then you'd probably miss your flight as they push you aside as a "disturbance".

Honestly, the best thing you can do is put your story out there with the facts you know. As far as I know, this would push the TSA waaaay more than if the guy actually filed a report.

Geez. I'm glad I already flew before all these shenanigans got more...shenaniganny.

Posted by chef at September 20, 2006 06:39 PM

I fly in and out of JFK a lot lately and always through jetBlue. Normally they are professional to a fault, the TSA folks included.

I flew last week to BlogOrlando and found both ways that everyone at JFK was hypersensitive and a bit crazed. For obvious reasons.

But like you, I discovered on my way home that I did pack my shaving kit, with liquids and gels, in my carry-on and got through both ways without even a blink.

Posted by David Parmet at October 4, 2006 06:43 AM