Skip to comments.TSA tentatively okays private screeners in Orlando
Posted on 07/04/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT by re_tail20
The Transportation Security Administration has given preliminary approval to a plan that would allow Orlando Sanford International Airport to use private security screeners.
Screeners employed by private companies are already used at 16 airports under the agencys Screening Partnership Program. Republicans have pressed for greater use of private screeners and welcomed last weeks announcement.
I hope this opens a new era of reform for TSA operations, not only at Orlando Sanford but across the nation, said Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Its critical that TSA get out of the business of running a huge bureaucracy and human resources operation and refocus its attention on security, analyzing intelligence, and setting the highest risk-based security standards. TSA needs to focus on going after terrorists not little old ladies, veterans and children.
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Does this mean families transiting Orando on the way to/from Disney World will not have their children mothers and grandparents subject to groping?
Alas, you still have to get down there
Have not traveled to Disney (or flown anywhere) with the family since the TSA got rough rude and frisky
If the “private screeners” are subjected to every rule and edict ordered from TSA headquarters in Washington, then these so-called private screeners will just be the TSA with a different uniform. We’ll see.
Works fine until someone gets on board with a tooth pick and the dims will scream private companies can’t be trusted
I think it would be a good idea for any FReepers planning trips to Orlando area to fly into Sanford instead of Orlando International, (MCO), as a protest against TSA. If enough people do this, MCO and other airports might petition for change.
Kind of too little too late for Disney World, since the TSA hell would be experienced at the originating airports of the visitors. A charm offensive as you go?
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