Posted by William Charles on January 12, 2019
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Published on January 12th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Recap: TSA Lets Gun Onboard, Virgin Atlantic Flybe & More

 

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Justin
Justin

Perhaps if TSA agents did not have to worry about how they are going to pay their bills, they could focus on doing their jobs.

David
David

For something like security – that isn’t a position that should be paid so low that you can’t last a few months without pay anyhow. Obviously the qualifications and pay are both too low for something that is supposed to be a serious issue.

We all know what the TSA really is for though – feel good feelings to give you the unrealistic feel-good feeling that you are supposedly secure. For those of us with half a brain – we all know the reality.

Mike L
Mike L

Doesn’t really have anything to do with it. This has been pervasive for years https://abcnews.go.com/US/tsa-fails-tests-latest-undercover-operation-us-airports/story?id=51022188

Debit
Debit

Let’s not turn this political because I am ready to open up.

TomJ
TomJ

I have quit flying in and out of Atlanta if I can possibly avoid it. I have had numerous problems in that airport that haven’t happened at any other airport in the country. I wonder if this is yet another Atlanta specific issue?? It just gives me another reason to avoid Atlanta!

Kaung
Kaung

What kind of issues? It’s my home airport, and I haven’t had any issues taking a few flights each year. Granted, they’re definitely not as nice or efficient as other cities around the country, but it’s never been terrible either.

TomJ
TomJ

Glad your experience is better than mine. I haven’t been thru Atlanta in a good 10 years so my experience is dated. I could write a long reply but probably shouldn’t do that. I’ve had others who travel frequently say pretty much the same things about lack of effort by employees, lack of any communication, changing gates multiple times and expecting passengers to repeatedly check the monitors for those changes, etc. I fly 3 or 4 times a year and have never had any issues anywhere but in Atlanta.

projectx
projectx

Justin’s comment is more factual than it is political. TSA is working short staffed (pissed off agents calling in sick), without pay, and understandably disgruntled. Nobody should be surprised the quality of security has dropped.

Andrew
Andrew

Definitely. There’s a lot of context that needs to be applied to that incident that loyalty lobby definitely failed to apply.

CM

The problem is that there is too many of them doing mostly unnecessary things, they’re poorly trained and very poorly paid, and procedures are too stupid and easy to bypass.

There have been numerous studies that show that TSA effectiveness is ridiculously low, so, I’m rather confident it’s partly a coincidence that something like a compete firearm could slip through right now as opposed to any other time.

Because I recall there have already been times where firearms did successfully slip through TSA, so, blaming it 100% on the
gov shutdown is not showing the full picture, either.

Matt P
Matt P

But you couldn’t board with a firearm without declaring even before the TSA was invented to make flying miserable. This was a failure of epic proportions. It’s really hard to miss a gun on an xray scan of a bag, which means they’re not even bothering to look.

Dylan
Dylan

Wait, people use debit cards to like, buy things?

lol

JuicyJosh
JuicyJosh

I was thinking along the same lines… People use Ally for something other than savings and ACH transfers? Haha. Let’s just say I was not impacted by this. Love my Ally account. Haha

Gadget
Gadget

Some people are allergic to credit. And there are the unfortunate or uninformed out there only have one bank, carry no cash, and so tightly budgeted they do everything out of one account. As Mr. T said “I pity the fool”…

Rena
Rena

Unfortunately some really nice grocery stores don’t allow credit cards.

Mike Advantage
Mike Advantage

U.S government shutdown day #20.

Rob
Rob

Google “TSA failure rate 95%”. This incident has nothing to do with the shutdown; they’ve always been just security theater.

Susan
Susan

And a windfall for security technology companies. The “security industrial complex” like the military industrial complex is making money hand over fist selling the Federal Government security technology that private companies would never waste money on. The Transportation Security Officers are just cogs in the wheel.

All you really need is a hand-wand and a walk thru metal detector. Europe has banned the full body scanners.

Dan
Dan

The crybaby Ally customers are hilarious.

sybloc
sybloc

That Postmates infusion is just to drum up interest in the IPO to make a few key players extremely rich before the inevitable happens. No way Postmates can compete with UberEats infrastructure or (when/if) Amazon gets serious about their restaurant delivery service. The bizarre “estimated” pricing system is another huge negative.

$1.85 billion valuation? ROFL

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

If bottles of water are such dangerous objects, why are they piled up outside TSA screening areas?

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