Pre-Check Agent Shenanigans

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  1. flyforawg

    flyforawg Silver Member

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    Had a first today in PHL. An employee goes through before me. She was chatty with the agents and had an airport badge she put in a bowl to go through the x-ray, so I'm positive. She set off the machine with a beep. I was then waved through and had no beep but was directed to do the random hand swipe.

    I actually did a double take and verbally confirmed with her that I was the one to have to step aside.

    Modified random selection.

    It's all a joke anyway, so I'm not upset about the "security" aspect. The brazen disregard for their own rules was the more shocking and annoying part.
     
  2. Newscience

    Newscience Gold Member

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    Welcome to TSA! I'm fairly sure that these folks can set off the "beep" at the machine "randomly" any time that they want. At this point, SNL could devote an entire hour-long show to comedy skits about the TSA.

    https://screen.yahoo.com/airport-security-check-000000977.html
     
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    satman40 Gold Member

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    $85.00 get you to pre check, a few bucks more and you can skip the line...
     
  4. Dublin_rfk

    Dublin_rfk Gold Member

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    Hey, two strikes. One its PHL. Two it's the tsa. Three would be if you intentionally slap the scanner to set it off After telling the smurfs they were mistaken.
     
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  5. Sammich

    Sammich Gold Member

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    Haven't you heard?

    Beep means OK, no beep means additional screening.

    It's the TSA norm now. ;):p
     
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