TSA Questioning of Travelers at BOS

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  1. USAF_Pride
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    I (and everyone else going through the BOS security checkpoint) received some very invasive questioning today:
    1. How long have you been here?
    2. Why did you come here?
    3. Where did you go?
    4. Who do you work for?
    5. What do you do for them?
    6. Are you returning here?
    7. Where did you stay? (with friends)
    7a. Where do they live?

    When I asked why they were asking law enforcement type questions, I was informed that this is new and will now occur at all airports and the lawyers and law enforcement has told them it was legal and if I didn't answer the questions that they would give me "additional screening", which I normally get when I opt-out every day that I fly. The opt out massage person was really cool tho..
     
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    Seems they're trying to do the Israeli-style security (heaven help us). Probably in a trial stage. Doubtful it will be done to everyone, because of how long it takes.
     
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  4. USAF_Pride
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    I was DL, which is A. So only DL flyers are a threat? Must be DL didn't slip the TSA a $20!!
     
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    They were doing everyone in the priority line. I emailed my congressional rep on this one (first time). IMO, they have really crossed the line on this one.
     
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    Nothing new, they've been doing this for at least 6 months now.

    A month back I told the guy I was on a mileage run, and he had no idea what that meant.... I did however explain it to him so he'll know if others say the same thing.
     
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    Well DL, UA (old CO) and AS fly out of A
     
  8. mattsteg
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    The line's moving kinda slow today...I think about 20 minutes ago.
    To get on a plane.
    The bathroom. Elsewhere is rather uncouth, no?
    The MAN!
    Answer questions.
    Probably
    I always stay on hard 17s.
     
  9. mevlannen
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    Hmmm. I've run into this sort of extended dialogue at the Air Canada lychgate in Terminal B, but have never been particularly bothered by it as the TSA workers there have, with rarest exceptions, been as sweet as pie.

    I am not kidding.

    I've run into truly nasty workers in other American airports, and at American land crossings, but never at that particular checkpoint. All I can conclude is that they have such a low level of traffic there, that the workers are not particularly stressed-out.

    Also perhaps of note is that I usually pass through very early in morning, at what might be the best confluence of metabolised morning coffee and low traffic level.

    My experience, of course; yours may well differ.
     
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    I've declined to answer questions a few times. The "additional screening" has always been a hand swab (plus opt-out patdown if they decided to select me for AIT).

    I agree that it crosses the line.
     

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