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The New York Times on Airline Security

I've been on the road a lot lately and continue to be amazed by the odd airport security solutions used by the TSA.  I got off a plane last Thursday, the first day of "no liquids, gels, etc.", finally feeling safe from the threat of bottled water and cosmetics.

John Tierney of The New York Times sums it up quite well in this article (subscription required, but free trial available).  I agree with him that we're going about this all wrong and need to look at the Israeli airports for a model that provides better security.  Am I prepared to wait in long lines to be individually screened?  You bet.


Rafael Sidi

Joe, I agree with you. I think what we have in US airports it's a joke. The security should even start at the entrance of the airport. We are not used to this kind of checks but we are not living in "usual" times either. I am even prepared to pay few more bucks everytime that I fly to increase the salaries of the security folks. I don't want to be in a situation whre you get what you pay for.

Joe Wikert

Hi Rafael -- excellent points! I too would be willing to pay more. Right now what we really have is a truly a false sense of security. I worry that it's going to take another major event to get the "powers that be" to change their thinking on this. That's far to high a price to pay.

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