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TSA tentatively okays private screeners in Orlando
Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2012 | Joe Davidson

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 agency’s Screening Partnership Program. Republicans have pressed for greater use of private screeners and welcomed last week’s 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. “It’s 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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TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: tsa

1 posted on 07/04/2012 7:31:35 AM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

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


2 posted on 07/04/2012 7:41:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: re_tail20

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.


3 posted on 07/04/2012 8:51:16 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama.....He's got your back (pocket) so he can steal your wallet.)
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To: re_tail20

Works fine until someone gets on board with a tooth pick and the dims will scream private companies can’t be trusted


4 posted on 07/04/2012 9:01:17 AM PDT by WKB
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To: silverleaf
This is not Orlando International, this is Sanford, a smaller airport. You can get cheap flights to Sanford, (SFB), from most airports in the U.S., though, but you don't get free transport to Disney hotels.

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.

5 posted on 07/04/2012 9:04:37 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: silverleaf

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?


6 posted on 07/04/2012 11:47:16 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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