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Old 03-26-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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Though I am sure we all find the security checks at the airport are a bit of a nuisance, I think we all understand the reasons behind them.
Do you think its good thing to bother people in the name of security at air port.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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It's a good thing, because otherwise who knows what could happen...
So yes, it's annoying, but it's necessary.
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Though I am sure we all find the security checks at the airport are a bit of a nuisance, I think we all understand the reasons behind them.
Do you think its good thing to bother people in the name of security at air port.
Sorry...I don't think I'm bothered.
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Even inside the U.S. from place to place, you need more than two hours to check in and fly anywhere? Yes? No?

I work until 6 a.m., sometimes later. The airport I'm probably flying out of has a flight at 8, and it's an hour away. I can't hightail it to the airport and expect to get on a flight without a hitch?
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: long island ny
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If they rushed me through I'd worry.
Better safe than sorry.
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Even inside the U.S. from place to place, you need more than two hours to check in and fly anywhere?
I have never been at an airport in the US more than 45 minutes before my flight. And, never missed a flight. Before moving to San Diego, I lived on the East coast, where Newark, JFK and LGA were my home airports. As busy as they were, we were there 45 minutes before a flight and never missed one. Now, if I have a 9am flight, I have the taxi pick me up at 8am, and arrive at 8:10. Still never missed a flight. Maybe you just take longer than most to get through the security and to your gate?
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:39 PM
 
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On September 10, 2001 everyone felt they were being bothered in the name of security. On September 12, 2001 everyone was saying how we need to bother people more in the name of security. Do we need another example to show us why being bothered in the name of security is worth while?
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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As long as they are pleasant I have no problem with it. They are only doing their job. What I object to is when they start treating you like criminals , are rude and contemptuous. Just because you're in a uniform and in a position of power does not mean you can't be friendly and smile.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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As long as they are pleasant I have no problem with it. They are only doing their job. What I object to is when they start treating you like criminals , are rude and contemptuous. Just because you're in a uniform and in a position of power does not mean you can't be friendly and smile.
I follow the rules set out. If I have a question I ask...I smile and say things like please and Thank you.
And as many times as I've flown...I've never ever run into this.

Think of how many times they've been treated as you've described...and for no reason....I wouldn't be bubbly happy either.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Arriving at LAX, I always hear Australians in particular beeyatching and moaning about what they percieve as paranoia on the part of the U.S government. It's probably mostly frustration at delays caused by all the checks, but all that kvetching annoys me more than whatever it takes to make flying as safe as possible. I personally don't see it as 'bothering' people; if I felt like that I just wouldn't travel.
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