T.-S.-A. is rolling out a new program called Secured Flights, in which you will be required to provide your birth date and sex when you purchase your airline tickets.
Would they care to know my astrological sign while they are at it?
If they haven’t already started at your airport, they will be bringing back gate checks. This is after you went thru your initial security screening, you may be selected to go thru a second screening while at the gate, awaiting to board your flight.
I saw this while I boarding my DC flight for inauguration. In my head I dared the dude to stop me before I approached the door. Luckily (for both of us) I was left alone.
The nicest thing I can say about this organization is SMLT. I can count on one hand how many good experiences I had with these folks. I don’t particularly appreciate them rummaging their hands thru my meticulously packed suitcase looking for some contraband that is not even there. Then again, who does?
I am positive these guys make it their mission to hold up your luggage search for as long as they can so you can run thru the concourse sweating like a pig, narrowly missing your flight.
Why do I have to take my shoes off? Do they know how long it took me to put my shoes on? Yes – – two seconds. I need those two seconds, thankyouverymuch.
Thanks to the MagShoe which may be popping up at an airport near you, this step may soon be eliminated.
*I’m stepping off my soapbox now!*