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PEOPLE ARE STUPID, AND THEY SUCK
« on: December 22, 2010, 10:23:33 pm »
When it comes to airport security, Americans have a case of cold feet.

Thirty-seven percent of air travelers rank removing their shoes at the airport as the most dissatisfying aspect of their flying experience, according to a survey conducted for the U.S. Travel Association, a nonprofit oranization hoping to increase travel to and within the United States.

Even amid recent outcries against new security measures, taking off shoes before going through a metal detector ranked more negatively than both pat-down body searches and full body X-ray scanning, according to the survey, which was conducted online by Consensus Research Group and included 1,000 air travelers who have flown in the past two years.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/12/22/travel.association.survey/index.html?hpt=T2


Sure give up your rights, as long as you can keep your shoes on, right?

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Re: PEOPLE ARE STUPID, AND THEY SUCK
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 10:25:06 pm »
What? 

That's like, the easiest part.  Loafers or Danskos.  Easy.

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Re: PEOPLE ARE STUPID, AND THEY SUCK
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010, 10:25:15 pm »
When it comes to airport security, Americans have a case of cold feet.

Thirty-seven percent of air travelers rank removing their shoes at the airport as the most dissatisfying aspect of their flying experience, according to a survey conducted for the U.S. Travel Association, a nonprofit oranization hoping to increase travel to and within the United States.

Even amid recent outcries against new security measures, taking off shoes before going through a metal detector ranked more negatively than both pat-down body searches and full body X-ray scanning, according to the survey, which was conducted online by Consensus Research Group and included 1,000 air travelers who have flown in the past two years.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/12/22/travel.association.survey/index.html?hpt=T2


Sure give up your rights, as long as you can keep your shoes on, right?

Is anybody really surprised?

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Re: PEOPLE ARE STUPID, AND THEY SUCK
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 10:26:41 pm »
No Phox.  They're not.  This is like those articles you read about SCIENCE PROVES MEN LIKE BJs, but more of a letdown.

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Re: PEOPLE ARE STUPID, AND THEY SUCK
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 12:17:56 am »
Taking off the shoes is the most annoying thing, IMO. I don't own any loafers or similar sort of shoes, and I hate that they expect you to hustle through and get a move on when your have to grab all your crap and put your shoes back on at the same time.

But the body scanners are the most unjust and despicable thing, OTOH.


You know, whatever happened to those cool chemical-sniffer machines? I dunno if they were effective or anything, but at least they were amusing.

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Re: PEOPLE ARE STUPID, AND THEY SUCK
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2010, 12:29:23 am »
included 1,000 air travelers who have flown in the past two years.


But, those Porno-scanners, and feel ups are rather newish, so it could be that a lot of those people haven't experienced them, and thus didn't rate them highly.

Oooh, also:
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Full body pat-downs and body scanners were the last straw for many passengers, Freeman said, and 75% of those surveyed agreed that there must be a better way to provide air travel security than the measures that are taken today.

This could include a special security line for frequent air travelers, which 60% approved of, or an entirely different security process for American citizens willing to provide the government with personal background information, an option 65% approved of. Fifty-eight percent of respondents would favor creating a special security line for infrequent travelers and families.

TSA: Violating privacy your way.
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Re: PEOPLE ARE STUPID, AND THEY SUCK
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2010, 12:33:57 am »
Alright, so I need your full legal name, birth name, maiden name, social security number, grandmother's fourth cousin twice removed's maiden name, oh, and yeah, you need to talk your clothes off.

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Re: PEOPLE ARE STUPID, AND THEY SUCK
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2010, 12:40:27 am »
I wonder what they would do at the TSA if I ran my own CORI information at work and brought it in for them.
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Re: PEOPLE ARE STUPID, AND THEY SUCK
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2010, 02:33:05 am »
It would cost less to just sedate people for the duration of the flight.  Get better capacity that way too.

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Re: PEOPLE ARE STUPID, AND THEY SUCK
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2010, 02:47:51 am »
It would cost less to just sedate people for the duration of the flight.  Get better capacity that way too.

I think I'm going to go back to school for anasthesiology.  This sounds lucrative.  Or business, so I can start Middle Passage Airlines.
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Re: PEOPLE ARE STUPID, AND THEY SUCK
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2010, 02:52:25 am »
Heck yes.  Just have them sign a waiver, charge them peanuts, and off they go.  No screening required, no carry-ons, no problem.