Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Silly interview of TSA

The Trusted Traveler and cartoon-image scanners are being installed at some Florida airports, so a diligent, Floridian reporter did what nearly all journalists do these days. He threw softball questions to the TSA to answer with zero followup. There's really nothing interesting in the interview, since it's just the same propaganda that has been in TSA press releases and being parroted by the media as if it is news. But, there's this one really funny answer from the TSA:
Q: After a trusted traveler departs Miami and flies to another city, can that person get into an express line to fly home?

A: Yes, but only if that city is Dallas. Similarly, a Delta passenger who departs from Atlanta can get into an express lane only in Detroit on the return trip.
Reminds me of Mr. Ford's quip that you can request the Model T in any color, as long as it's black!