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What Airport Security Really Costs

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: airport, security, cost, billions, longer wait time )

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Federal government plans to beef up airport security, but that costs more than it might seem


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Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday February 1, 2010, 8:50 pm
Thanks Terry

. (0)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 8:39 am
Thannnxxx Lone.. are you a frequent flier or were you the 70's streaker? Oh la la may just join you on the frequent flier...

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 10:41 am
Good find! TY Terry

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 1:29 pm
Its a war against our civil rights. How long is it going to be before they are strip searching everyone at the airport?

eileen k (1)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 3:56 pm
Thanxx, Lone, for your insightful article. There is a much less expensive method of tracking explosives, even plastic ones. Ever heard of bomb-sniffing dogs? Their keen sense of smell can pick up explosive materials better and faster than these high-cost scanners that invade passengers' privacy as well as subject them to serious health risks, including cancer.

Who knows what kind of pervert could be sitting behind the screens, leering at the private parts of female passengers who pass through these machines? These scanners don't leave much to the imagination, with that imagination shown right up on TSA screems laid out in a back room somewhere at each airport.

What kind of individuals has TSA been hiring in the past eight years or so? Have they been carefully screened for any criminal records - especially sex offenses???!! Will prebuscent AND pubescent girls have to go through these scanners? God forbid!

Instead, let's be sensible and fiscally responsible about detecting all types of explosives, with the use of well-trained bomb-sniffing dogs from animal shelters nationwide.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 5:30 pm
from the stoty:
For example, longer delays at the airport encouraged passengers to seek new modes of transportation for their trips, such as driving.
I don't think they want to spend too much money because people are done with flying, it is not worth it anymore!

Helen Snyder (13)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 8:19 pm
Oretty soon they (the airlines) will be charging US for the additional time we have to stand in line on 'their' property ... :( That is in addition, of course, to the extra baggage fees. Noted.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 1:28 am
New air laws convections should be made setting out internationally compensation and liability rules for damage,security and delays caused by aircrafts and the airports to third parties should be adopted with civil organisation with an objective to ensure equitable benefits for victims and bring the development of a turn -around tragedy by all the aviators and aviation role players and should be a major conserted effort to make known the challenges and the action plan to the broader aviation community and the third parties.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 1:53 am
There is already a sort of "Registered Travel Program" for driving between the U.S. and Canada. One of my relatives, who lives in Vermont, underwent an interview and background check and now has a card that allows him to take the fast lane when crossing the border.

Such a program would probably also work for business or frequent fliers. Let it be considered!

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US Veteran (95)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 1:35 pm
Dogs are far more superior than any man made scanners and detectors will ever be.
Not to mention cost, maintenance, personnel and being unaffected by power failure or software corruption.

If Airport Owners, Operators and the Government think they can do a better job than the keen nose of a dog, then let's all stop flying for one year and let them prove it. After one year of continued failure and no passenger income, you should be able to fly around the world trouble free at a cost of about $50 for the entire family.
Thanks Terry.
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