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by The Annoyed Man
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Air Travel Update
Replies: 15
Views: 2151

Re: Air Travel Update

Some of this doesn’t smell right. I’m old enough to remember pretty clearly 9/11, the passage of the (poorly named) Patriot Act, the establishment of the TSA, and the deploying of TSA agents to conduct the security kabuki at airports.

As I remember it, the law mandated security checkpoints, but it gave airports/airlines the option to either perform this function themselves, OR to use the gov’t provided “service”. In other words, all that was necessary from a security perspective to keep the flights moving was for the airlines and/or airports to step up and hire their own security, and to keep on truckin’ instead of blaming the shut down. They didn’t exercise their right to that option, so they have no right to complain about having to cancel flights, etc.

Flying customers should let the airlines know that they don’t appreciate them dropping the security ball, just for the sake of a sloughing off a responsibility that is partially theirs to shoulder, onto an already burgeoning but immobilized gov’t.

Other than that, I have no particular opinion in the matter.

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