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Old 03-03-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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Every time i set foot in an Airport i'm picked out for an explosive test on my hand luggage, i would probably be the eldest one in line.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:37 PM
 
Location: New York
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I honestly don't really find a problem with it, unless I'm wearing sandals - then i'll wear disposable socks. In my opinion, they need to start getting those disposable socks you see at shoe stores. It's unsanitary to walk barefooted, especially if you have a cut or something.

I think security is really uptight in NYC especially and I don't blame the TSA one bit for it. You never know these terrorists and their evil genius plans.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I honestly don't really find a problem with it, unless I'm wearing sandals - then i'll wear disposable socks. In my opinion, they need to start getting those disposable socks you see at shoe stores. It's unsanitary to walk barefooted, especially if you have a cut or something.

I think security is really uptight in NYC especially and I don't blame the TSA one bit for it. You never know these terrorists and their evil genius plans.
From my experience last summer, I'd agree about NYC being uptight (although I don't blame them considering that NYC was the epicenter of the 9/11 attacks). I had to wait for what seemed like FOREVER as the line barely moved (unlike other places where the line was more efficient). JFK was the only airport which I had to go through the body scanner, even though my home airport has those suckers there as well.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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From my experience last summer, I'd agree about NYC being uptight (although I don't blame them considering that NYC was the epicenter of the 9/11 attacks). I had to wait for what seemed like FOREVER as the line barely moved (unlike other places where the line was more efficient). JFK was the only airport which I had to go through the body scanner, even though my home airport has those suckers there as well.
The only thing that I really object to are those scanners, many of which increase your chance of cancers later in life.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I say its time to eliminate TSA and go back to the approach we had with airline security prior to 9/11.
uh...no, I'd rather not. I worked for a major airline for 10 years and in one of the cities I worked in we were required to "test" security. We had metal "props" that looked like weapons. When our supervisor wanted to do a test, he would ask one of us in the breakroom (outside of security) to place the item in our purse/lunch bag/backpack on our way back to the gates (through security). You REALLY don't want to know how often they failed....the funniest/scariest part was how often the security supervisor (when approached by us and the form alerting them they failed) would ask us to "just go back through."

TSA can be annoying at times, but security is better now.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: southern california
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as long as crazy people put bombs in their penny loafers they r guna do it.
and posts like this will be the 1st ones to denounce law enforcement when somebody gets killed.
remember u dont have to prove sanity to buy an airplane ticket.
u dont like it when u gota take off your shoes but think how angry that thug is behind u who is guna have to leave his rambo knife at screening. u think i make this stuff up dontcha.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville/Afghanistan
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We didn't have to take our shoes off when flying out of Europe.
In Dubai, if you are flying to the states on an American airline(AFAIK) there will be a second round of screenings(bags, metal detectors, shoes) once you get to the boarding gate.

This was with Continental. I didn't have to do it with Emirates, however.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I only have to take my shoes off in American airports. But in Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and The Netherlands - my shoes stayed on and laptop stayed in. They were using the body scanners in Schipol (Netherlands) several years before they started in the U.S. Traveling in, out and around the US is difficult, as my foreign friends love to tell me every single time they have to go through it These are people who travel all over Europe and Eastern Europe - it cracks them up that they have to remove their shoes, get their eyes scanned, fingerprinted, body scanned, etc. to get through Atlanta but to travel in to Serbia - just a glance and stamp at their passport.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:22 AM
 
Location: London
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I think I'm one out of three people in this world who isn't all that bothered by airport security. It's the line that annoys me.
There have been a couple of times where I didn't have to take my shoes off in an American airport. They just let me walk right through wearing these thick ugly sneakers I could have hidden anything in. I guess I look innocent?
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