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Mobile app helps report unfair airport screeners
ajc.com ^ | 4/30/12 | SUZANNE GAMBOA The Associated Press

Posted on 04/30/2012 1:48:42 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON — A Sikh advocacy group launched a free mobile application Monday that allows travelers to complain immediately to the government if they feel they've been treated unfairly by airport screeners.

Launched at midnight by The Sikh Coalition, the FlyRights app had fielded two complaints by 10 a.m. EDT Monday.

The first complaint came from a woman who said she felt mistreated after she disclosed to a screener that she was carrying breast milk. A man who is Sikh filed the second complaint, saying he was subjected to extra security even though he had not set off any alarms. The woman's complaint was based on gender and the man's, religion, said coalition program director Amardeep Singh.

Singh said the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration were notified of the app before its launch. The agencies agreed to allow the app to use the agencies' system for submitting the complaints.

TSA said in a statement that it does not profile passengers on the basis of race, ethnicity or religion and is continually working with communities, including The Sikh Coalition, "to help us understand unique passenger concerns." The agency said it supports "efforts to gather passenger feedback about the screening process."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airport; app; mobile; screeners

1 posted on 04/30/2012 1:48:47 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I like the Sikhs. They seem rather libertarian minded. :-)


2 posted on 04/30/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: Nachum
The agencies agreed to allow the app to use the agencies' system for submitting the complaints.

I'm sure "the agencies" will bolt into action.

3 posted on 04/30/2012 1:56:18 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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