I'd read this...and the sheer bold face insanity still has my brain in a partial freeze. I should send the TSA a bill for emotional distress caused
by any attempt to make sense of this. Lets look at the facts that are crazy enough to make a bunny-brain freeze.
Fact 1. The Transportation Security
Administration already secures the perimeter of the entire facility and at such great effort and diligence
(cough), we have normal, average Americans being stripped of their dignity, privacy and even clothing to insure it.
Fact 2. (This from an Airport Tech publication)
The dynamics of airport concessions programmes have changed dramatically in recent years. In the
wake of 9/11, passengers are experiencing, on average, longer dwell times at the airport, so they pass time by browsing in shops. Airlines have
eliminated or significantly curtailed in-flight meal service, so passengers are purchasing more food and beverages at the
Fact 3. Due to all the costs from security at all levels, including new construction, permitting processes and all the rest....Airport concessions
run among the highest anywhere outside a Disney hamburger stand for buying ANYTHING a person may need.
So, basically.... TSA is going to strongly discourage me from bringing anything of my own...within the absurdly tiny limits they even allow now,
They're going to laugh at me as I pay a king's ransom for a coke on the "midway" many of the U.S. airports have become.
...and NOW ...
They're going to pour salt in the wound by harassing me to TEST that outrageously priced drink I had to buy because THEY
wouldn't let me bring my own to start with?
Oh....There are reasons why I won't fly unless a family member is in dire health and even then, driving time makes it a practical matter of HAVING to
be there in mere hours. Screw the whole airline industry without that serious a need to use it these days.