Taking a trip can be a 'degrading' experience for fliers

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.usatoday.com/money/indus...-a-degrading-experience-for-fliers/52807258/1

    Ellen Davis says she has nightmares about her detention and interrogation for more than an hour by Israeli security agents who asked "nonsensical" questions before her flight from Tel Aviv airport in May.

    The frequent flier from the Atlanta area says she was told to swallow one of her birth-control pills, asked repeated questions about her shoes and religion and ordered to remove her shoes and blouse, leaving her standing in a "revealing tank top."
    "I'm a grown woman not lacking in life experiences — both good and bad — but this was the single most humiliating experience of my life," says Davis, 46, who went to Israel to see religious sites with three friends.

    http://www.usatoday.com/money/indus...-a-degrading-experience-for-fliers/52807258/1
     
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  2. Flyer1976
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    Interesting but then again the TSA... They deserve to be shamed everytime something goes out of SOP...Oh wait we as the flying public don't even know the SOP so are they making up the rules as they go along and get the slap on the hand after something unfavorable happens? :rolleyes:
     
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    Doesn't the same thing happen to foreigners visiting the USA all the time?
     
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    Sadly, yes
     
  5. mattsteg
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    I'm particularly amused at the guy who's a "frequent flyer" but rather than pony up a hundred bucks to get an extended legroom seat to give his broken leg more room to stretch out whines about not being comped it.

    1) Aren't those free to elites?
    2) He got a flight attendant seat - seems like an option likely better suited to his ailment.
    3) It's a hundred bucks, just pay it.
    4) Facing passengers is "humiliating"? Really?

    The return flight sounds much more disturbing, but then again this guy's credibility seems lacking.
     
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