The closest that most Americans come to feeling the oppression of police is at TSA airport checkpoints. No one enjoys the experience.
TSA is scaling back its random selectees for pre-check. The goal is to, soon, only allow paid pre-check-screened passengers into the system.
Have you noticed TSA Pre-Check lines getting longer and longer? There is a reason for that.
Today TSA begins imposing higher security fees. One way fees jump from $2.50 to $5.60 for a nonstop and more for round trips.
Earlier this year, Travelers United learned that the new September 11th Security Fee implementation would result in a far greater financial burden to travelers.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) knows that the careful screening of passengers at airport checkpoint is bit of overkill. They know that if a terrorist makes it to the airport and as far as the TSA checkpoint with a bomb, more than a score of security systems have been bypassed. When they randomly shift passengers into the Pre-Check program, they are admitting the obvious.
Three questions to ponder — Is autopilot bad for pilot proficiency? Should we get rid of TSA? Can dogs in airports relieve stress?
After a Government Accountability Office study shows that behavior detection is a fraud, the TSA Administrator, John Pistole, defends the program.