Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Safe, effective, efficient airports

Of course, I'm kidding. But why don't more people realize that the system we have now is t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e. How much worse could it be if we let airlines and airport owners kick the TSA out and handle things themselves? Here's some stuff that has been happening in US airports:
  • A luggage scanner malfunctioned in Jackson, MI, leading to delays in March.
  • An overreaction (is there any other kind of TSA reaction?) to a false alarm at LAX in May led to delays.
  • An agent at the Minneapolis, MN airport actually passes a test and finds a fake bomb. Only problem: no one told the police that the bomb was a fake. The area was evacuated and, I can only assume, that this led to some delays.