Nov 10, 2010

Anger at TSA as flier patience wears thin

From a report in the Sarasota Herald Tribune:

As the Transportation Security Administration scrambles to address vulnerabilities in procedures for screening cargo, it is facing growing criticism from travel industry groups over the escalating security measures for passengers.

In recent weeks, representatives from the International Air Transport Association, the U.S. Travel Association, the Allied Pilots Association and British Airways have criticized the T.S.A., saying it adds intrusive and time-consuming layers of scrutiny at airport checkpoints, without effectively addressing legitimate security concerns.

The U.S. Travel Association is worried that the burdensome screening process will discourage air travel.

The executive vice president of the association says “The system is broken, it’s extremely flawed and it’s absurd that we all sit back and say we can’t do anything about it,”

More here.