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Old 01-03-2010, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Newark's Terminal C Locked Down

Saw this on the news. Don't know anything more as to who or what and when it will reopen.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was stuck in the mess for about 45 minutes, it was a nightmare!. The TSA agents just kept yelling at people asking questions and there were Port Authority cops running around like mad.

TSA is a joke................
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe TSA did not go through the required training..

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Old 01-03-2010, 06:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Still on lockdown. Security lines are getting deep(er). Guess I'll get to enjoy the sweet aroma of hairspray, urine, and marinara sauce that makes up this place for a little while longer.

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Old 01-04-2010, 07:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Security From Tsa??? Hardly........

I don't know how many times we've seen or heard about it, but EWR got nailed again with someone going the WRONG WAY through security. How and more importantly, WHY? (Someone asleep you suppose?) They shut the whole wing down and had to rescreen a LOT of passengers. My question is this: when is the government going to start paying the airlines for THEIR total lack of competence which is costing us MILLIONS in lost revenue? Passengers are missing their flights right and left due to the idiots with GED's and high school diploma's that are "qualified" to be doing this job, yet continually screw up. No wonder we've got so many security incidents in this industry. This lack of qualified screeners has got to be addressed, one way or another. I'm tired of seeing screeners with piercings, grills, tatoos, funky dyed hair, and generally looking like they just crawled out from under a bridge, and knowing that THEY have so much power over us. I've NEVER seen ANYONE..... from the airport police on down, respond to a door alarm.......EVER. Yep, I certainly feel secure.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm tempted to photoshop the TSA logo and make a "Tub Stacking Administration" or "Thousands Standing Around" logo and print some shirts for a few friends.

Perhaps with the eagle holding some plastic tubs in one hand and toothpaste + nail clippers in the other.

Thing is if anyone ever wore it to an airport, I can't see anything good coming from it.
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I don't know how many times we've seen or heard about it, but EWR got nailed again with someone going the WRONG WAY through security. How and more importantly, WHY? (Someone asleep you suppose?) They shut the whole wing down and had to rescreen a LOT of passengers. My question is this: when is the government going to start paying the airlines for THEIR total lack of competence which is costing us MILLIONS in lost revenue? Passengers are missing their flights right and left due to the idiots with GED's and high school diploma's that are "qualified" to be doing this job, yet continually screw up. No wonder we've got so many security incidents in this industry. This lack of qualified screeners has got to be addressed, one way or another. I'm tired of seeing screeners with piercings, grills, tatoos, funky dyed hair, and generally looking like they just crawled out from under a bridge, and knowing that THEY have so much power over us. I've NEVER seen ANYONE..... from the airport police on down, respond to a door alarm.......EVER. Yep, I certainly feel secure.
Would like to see the feds pay the airlines when the old atc system breaks down and we take those nice 3 hour flow times. But I don't expect to see that anytime soon.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Remember... the screeners are the end product of TSA's decision and execution skills... that's part of the problem. The bar as far as qualifications is set by TSA... a major part of the problem. Homeland Security may be above and beyond the capabilities of Ms. Napolitano... another part of the problem. Unqualified managers within Homeland Security and TSA??? big part of the problem too.

Solution???... Unions and airlines' Directors of Security, and pilot and F/A committees??? it's time to step up to the plate and play a key role in how our security as crews and passengers will be better managed rather than via knee jerk reactions.

Until then Board of Directors of the airlines must hold TSA’s feet held to the fire when cluster screw ups occur such as last night and Christmas day. TSA should bear the monetary cost for such gross negligence.
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But....but...but.....the "system" worked.

Those may not make for good t-shirts.....but they would be good bag stickers!
I like it.....an eagle with tubs in one claw......nail clippers and toothpaste in the other. LOL
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Remember... the screeners are the end product of TSA's decision and execution skills... that's part of the problem. The bar as far as qualifications is set by TSA... a major part of the problem. Homeland Security may be above and beyond the capabilities of Ms. Napolitano... another part of the problem. Unqualified managers within Homeland Security and TSA??? big part of the problem too.

Solution???... Unions and airlines' Directors of Security, and pilot and F/A committees??? it's time to step up to the plate and play a key role in how our security as crews and passengers will be better managed rather than via knee jerk reactions.

Until then Board of Directors of the airlines must hold TSA’s feet held to the fire when cluster screw ups occur such as last night and Christmas day. TSA should bear the monetary cost for such gross negligence.


Agree 100%
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