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captjns
09-26-2007, 12:21 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2007-09-24-reservations_N.htm

And there is more...

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2007-09-25-behavior-detection_N.htm


27 driver
09-26-2007, 02:56 AM
Not going to work. Who wants to show up even earlier just to not stand in line.

planecrazyjenn
09-26-2007, 03:50 AM
And the ideas just get stupider and stupider. Do they really want to kill the airline industry completely? They are doing a good job of heading that way...


captjns
09-26-2007, 04:05 AM
Hey... calling these people stupid is an insult to those who truly are stupid.;)

XJPILOT1
09-26-2007, 05:16 AM
How about this, more lanes kinda like Wal Mart. These articles crack me up!! What if the PAX doesn't make it for their 10 minute window?

"The TSA would do well to stop diverting its limited resources away from programs that could more efficiently screen all passengers," said David Castelveter of the Air Transport Association, an airline trade group.

I'll second this.

captjns
09-26-2007, 05:20 AM
"The TSA would do well to stop diverting its limited resources away from programs that could more efficiently screen all passengers," said David Castelveter of the Air Transport Association, an airline trade group.

Are we referring to mental capacity?

XJPILOT1
09-26-2007, 05:22 AM
I'm not a Bush basher but this was the worst (yes worst) program he put in place!!! The TSA is so bloatted. They have too much authority and they're taking over.

First flight out of LBE, 20 PAX, 3 crew......10 TSA and 4 COPS. I mean really!!!

XJPILOT1
09-26-2007, 05:29 AM
Caleb Tiller of the National Business Travel Association said, "It's not entirely clear why we need a reservation system to deal with peak times rather than adding TSA staff and (checkpoint) lanes."

I agree....

Why does the NEW kid(s) on the block decide they know more about the airline biz then the airlines.

I've seen them (TSA) shut down a checkpoint because they couldn't staff it. How would that work with a reservation system.

What about the Disney World Fast Pass System!!

Disney's FASTPASS® Service
Take advantage of Disney's FASTPASS® service. You can enjoy the rest of the park while FASTPASS® saves your place in line.

To use Disney's FASTPASS® service:

Look for the FASTPASS® distribution area near the entrance of an attraction (check the complete list of attractions that accept FASTPASS® below)
Check the FASTPASS® “Return Time” display which gives you a span of time during which you can explore the Park before returning to board the attraction.

If the Return Time is sufficient for your plans, just insert your Disneyland® Resort admission ticket, readmission ticket or Annual Passport into the machine.

A FASTPASS® ticket will emerge with your Return Time printed on it. Now you're free to go and enjoy the rest of the Park.

Go back to the FASTPASS® Return queue when your return time rolls around, show your FASTPASS® ticket to Cast Member at the entrance, and enjoy the attraction with a minimal wait.

XJPILOT1
09-26-2007, 05:36 AM
"We have to get out front and take the fight to them and let them know that when they show up at an airport, they're susceptible to being identified," TSA chief Kip Hawley says.

WTF!! Come on Tackleberry!!

ewrbasedpilot
09-26-2007, 05:41 AM
I was in BUF a couple of years ago and was amazed at what I saw. One security lane open and 25, yes, 25 TSA agents manning that one checkpoint. What a fricking waste. Talk about plssing away our taxpayers money.....but Bush says this is "protecting us from terrorists"........yeah, right.

XJPILOT1
09-26-2007, 05:47 AM
I was in BUF a couple of years ago and was amazed at what I saw. One security lane open and 25, yes, 25 TSA agents manning that one checkpoint. What a fricking waste. Talk about plssing away our taxpayers money.....but Bush says this is "protecting us from terrorists"........yeah, right.

I've seen the same thing many times.

TSA= Thousands Standing Around.


They out number the Airline employees! They're also behind the seens too! Down in the bag rooms.

OldAg84
09-26-2007, 05:58 AM
I flew from RDU to MDW two weeks ago. They had two women checking ID's in line. The one said to the other, "start checking from here (this individual). I move along to the second woman and she says to the guy behind me, "have you been checked?" "Um, yeah". I busted out laughing. I would've said something if I had thought it might make a difference.

Now the TSA wants to charge me? For what? Getting the privilege of them actually performing their appointed tasks competently? Please.

Just another reason to drive.

Lighteningspeed
09-26-2007, 05:59 AM
Many TSA agents also need to readjust their attitudes. Most of them are sour and barks orders at passengers. Even to us flight crews they are rude. I saw one TSA barking orders at an old lady traveling by herself. I told him he needs to cool it and develop some customer service attitude.

captjns
09-26-2007, 07:50 AM
It’s a disgrace that these uneducated Neanderthals dressed in uniform have the audacity to treat flight crews as the enemy! They remind me of the army in Planet of the Apes… mindless followers of the order without any self esteem or ability to think.