|TSA “theatre” flying in turbulent skies|
American airline passengers are coping with increased security and added airline hassles by flying less. In fact:
• Scheduled US passenger traffic on airlines dropped 5.5 percent
• That decline was the largest on record.
It’s not just passengers who are impacted by the growing security
“We’re taking off our shoes, we’re putting our tiny toiletries in
Security breaches have been well-publicized.
Shlomo Dror, an Israeli air security expert, said after 9-11: “The
“Flying before 9/11 was already awful, and it has only become worse,” declared LA Times columnist Jonah Goldberg.
He cited airline woes that even go beyond security such as “the
Columnist Kassab calls airline security “tenuous.” She labels the TSA protection “window dressing.”
Some passengers are increasingly saying security efforts are little more than “TSA Theater.”
The TSA says their inconsistency of what to expect at different
On their Web site, TSA.gov, they claim:
“Passengers should not expect to see the same thing at every
But increasingly, skeptics are saying the security agency’s answer
Says Johnny Jet, a world traveler at his site:
“If I were the head of the TSA I would hire the folks who are in
Source: David Wilkening; Travel Mole