Travelers across the country have endured lengthy security lines, some snaking up and down escalators, or through food courts, and into terminal lobbies. At some airports, lines during peak hours have topped 90 minutes. Airlines have reported holding planes at gates to wait for passengers to clear security.
Johnson said Friday that the government is working to ease the lines, although travelers should expect to wait as they travel this summer. Whatever steps TSA takes, Johnson said, it won’t neglect its duty to stop terrorists.
“Our job is to keep the American people safe,” Johnson told reporters at a news conference. “We’re not going to compromise aviation security in the face of this.”
The Transportation Security Administration has fewer screeners and has tightened security procedures. Airlines and the TSA have been warning customers to arrive at the airport two hours in advance, but with summer travel season approaching even that might not be enough.
C’mon guys, get off the TSA’s back. Were you ever part of a high school play? Yes? Well then you know exactly how much work it is creating large-scale theatre..
Instead of complaining to the media, these people should be complaining to their congressman. It takes the same amount of time. I am convinced that as a nation, we have terrible self-esteem. Because if we did have a shred of it, we would never endure the invasive, degrading process to get on a plane. The next time you’re standing in that booth with your hands held above your head, legs spread apart like you’re strapped to a dog breeder’s rape stand and your junk is on display on the screener’s monitor, ask yourself: Is this the posture of a free man?