ME AND TSA
Last week I flew from Seattle to Orlando, for the hamfest,and of course I had to deal with TSA
I gave my self 4 hours incase if I had a problem with TSA. I had my camera, laptop,2 hand held radios,one was a handheld scanner,in my carry on and in my check luggage I had a metel detector,and a garden shovel it only took about 15 mins to get through TSA and my check luggage had no problems
I found the TSA people to chearfull and smilingg and they all seem to have a good since of humor,and pleaseant to talk to . they did ask me were I was going,and I told them Orlando and they told me to have a nice trip.
ON they way back same thing except I had 2 quarters in my pocket and had to go through it again after I took them out and showed cleard they told me to have a nice flight and I said thank you.
I know there has been some problems with people, but I would like to hear the TSA version there side of the story
Born to be Wild
Yours is the experience of millions of Americans. Those who usually gripe and complain (on this forum) are those who are against anything related to the government, will post anything to put it in a bad light, and using the same fear tactics that they accuse others of. You can always tell those types by their choice of words, typically, foor example, using "grope" instead of search or pat-down, not realizing that this speaks volumes about their mind-set, not that of the TSA employees.
Thank you for your positive post.
I did OK with them last week. I don't fly much and have heard all sorts of horror stories. I did see a couple of people getting the extra attention but didn't notice why. I think that having everything in order, removing the items from your bag (backpack for me) that they want out and not mouthing off helps a lot.
TSA is a good reason to wear CLEAN UNDERWEAR when U fly! They inspect things like that after the LAST Undies bomber!
I admit I'm not a fan of the TSA process either. But TSA employees don't need it taken out on them. They are not well paid and have too deal with a lot of people who are upset with the process also. I choose to avoid flying whenever possible because of the policy not the employee's It's important to separate the two.
"If it aint broke don't fix it. "If you can't fix it get a bigger hammer."
Originally Posted by KA7RRA
The only time I've seen a TSA agent smile is right after he puts on the rubber glove..
"The more you know, the less you don't know."
Think this goes down as a job I am GLAD I don't have to do. Stand there for 8 - 10 hours a day frisking people U don't want to frisk. If there were only CUTE GIRLS flying, then it would be a DREAM job!
Luck has nothing to do with it.
Originally Posted by AF6LJ
With very few exceptions, his story is the normal experience for the many thousands of people who fly every day.
And I would bet that there is a sound reason for the exceptions, whether you agree with them or not.
so what I want to know is...
do all the people who come to QRZ to rant about the TSA
go to TSA employee forums to rant about SWR on their GR5V?
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