Nitpicky Security

May 9, 2009

in Flying Hell Commentary

Security has gotten nit-picky. Small tubes of tooth paste, deodorant, etc. are necessary every day items and should not be bothered. An obvious labeled jar of jam bought on vacation for a gift was taken. Come on! Security has gone way over board and are not consistent either. There is NO common sense to the dictatorial rules and regulations. They treat everyone like a criminal! To take these items with you one has to check them and PAY. It is a no win situation. On a trip to Canada last year luggage (several pieces) was lost for over 2 days, and nothing was done about it, like getting a reimbursement.

Flying for a vacation should be fun and used to be, not anymore. It’s a hassle! I try to fly as little as possible just because of these reasons. Maybe if the airlines let up on the extra fees and less security they might just get more business.

Signed, Julie

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous May 16, 2009 at 4:01 pm

It's hardly fair to blame the airlines for security regulations. They're not the ones imposing the regulations, nor are they the ones enforcing them. You don't like it, complain to the TSA and your elected officials.


SAW May 16, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Sure Julie… I fly every month of the year. Let's let that jelly through, and in a month, It'll be a terrorist with a jar of "jelly" that blows a plane up. Sure, let's not charge for baggage. Although charging for water (kudos to USAir for realizing that was positively stupid) isn't a good idea, those baggage charges are helping to keep airlines in business. Sorry your luggage got lost, mine does all the time. Point – quit whining and take the train. Flying IS a hassle, but right now, it's as good as it's gonna get. Maybe as the world gets better, things will become more relaxed.


Atari August 4, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Can't agree with you, there, SAW.

I don't like the idea of allowing our entire country to be controlled by suicide bombers.


Mack October 27, 2009 at 10:35 am

I don't think ANYONE likes the idea "of allowing our entire country to be controlled by suicide bombers," and that is why we now have the security procedures that we do.

I'd rather have to buy my toiletries at my destination than not arrive at my destination because some terrorist concealed an explosive in a tube of toothpaste and blew up my plane mid-air!

Julie, things change. Try to adapt.


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