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(CBS New York)   On Sunday, a pandemic-era record of 2.23 million travelers passed through TSA checkpoints. Let's see how smoothly things ran...oh my   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line
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2021-07-20 2:37:59 PM  
"Stay HOME, plague rats!"

- God
 
2021-07-20 2:58:17 PM  
Frustration Grows As Tri-State Area

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2021-07-20 3:07:39 PM  
Travel is so frivolous and overrated.

And very likely the reason why this country can't get a hold on the pandemic.
 
2021-07-20 3:09:05 PM  
It's almost like the TSA is a colossal waste of time and money!

Why The TSA Doesn't Stop Terrorist Attacks - Adam Ruins Everything
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/no, this is absolute not the same as saying we don't need airport security.
 
2021-07-20 3:12:46 PM  
LOL. Don't care, go home. You make your own problems.

/puts foot back in wading pool
 
2021-07-20 3:12:59 PM  
Well somebody's mad I pointed out the obvious.  Such is my legacy here.
 
2021-07-20 3:13:02 PM  
Maybe I'm weird, but I don't really think anything about sleeping on an airport floor. Cancelled flights are a pain in the ass, but has any frequent traveler not slept in an airport on the floor, or in a chair, or just huddled next to the charging station for their phone?
 
2021-07-20 3:14:58 PM  
"They had notified us that we had a crew, we had ... the plane was there, but we had no pilots"

Stupid question, but isn't the pilot part of the crew?
 
2021-07-20 3:15:04 PM  
Flying Delta?!

I see the problem.
Pick an airline that doesn't fund overthrowing the government.
 
2021-07-20 3:15:46 PM  

austerity101: It's almost like the TSA is a colossal waste of time and money!

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/no, this is absolute not the same as saying we don't need airport security.


Now I don't blame you for saying what you said, because that was my first thought too, but then I read the article.
 
2021-07-20 3:15:56 PM  
Ours has been delaying and cancelling flights over the weekend because the airport ran out of fuel; with firefighting planes needing more fuel and fewer truck drivers to complete the routes, they literally ran out of gas.

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2021-07-20 3:16:22 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Flying Delta?!

I see the problem.
Pick an airline that doesn't fund overthrowing the government.


Is that possible?
 
2021-07-20 3:18:23 PM  

The Irrelevant Gamer: Maybe I'm weird, but I don't really think anything about sleeping on an airport floor. Cancelled flights are a pain in the ass, but has any frequent traveler not slept in an airport on the floor, or in a chair, or just huddled next to the charging station for their phone?


Sleeping on an airport floor is normal.

Having all the supplies to build an elaborate nest and camp is a bit weird but it's what I do.
 
2021-07-20 3:19:46 PM  

tricycleracer: Purple_Urkle: Flying Delta?!

I see the problem.
Pick an airline that doesn't fund overthrowing the government.

Is that possible?


The one I'm using isn't being blatant or isn't getting caught.

I've been having uneventful plane rides since May.
 
2021-07-20 3:20:21 PM  

The Irrelevant Gamer: Maybe I'm weird, but I don't really think anything about sleeping on an airport floor. Cancelled flights are a pain in the ass, but has any frequent traveler not slept in an airport on the floor, or in a chair, or just huddled next to the charging station for their phone?


Never travel without a hammock:

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2021-07-20 3:22:11 PM  
I can honestly say the only hassle free flight I ever had was in October of 2001. The airport and the plane were all but empty.
 
2021-07-20 3:25:11 PM  
This will likely take years to sort out in order to become "normal" again.

I used to fly to go on vacation twice a year. I have a feeling I won't be going anywhere for years to come if things don't normalize fairly soon.

/   :(
 
2021-07-20 3:26:04 PM  

austerity101: It's almost like the TSA is a colossal waste of time and money!

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/-LDzOi1d​yAA]
/no, this is absolute not the same as saying we don't need airport security.


It's almost like your statement has absolute dick to do with T actual FA.
 
2021-07-20 3:26:33 PM  
"We kind of put one on the ground and just slept on the dirty airport floor, which was not ideal and kind of frustrating," Doyle said.

well honey, you know if you weren't camped on the floor, maybe the cleaners could mop the place out. But since there are about a million people parked all over the airport, all with an emotional support animal and an attitude, nobody is getting anything cleaned. You can go home and sleep in your own bed if you want.

whidbey: Travel is so frivolous and overrated.
And very likely the reason why this country can't get a hold on the pandemic.


You're not cultured, Whidbey, this is why you can't enjoy life.

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hello tomorrow!

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2021-07-20 3:26:53 PM  

Solty Dog: I can honestly say the only hassle free flight I ever had was in October of 2001. The airport and the plane were all but empty.


I can honestly say that I fly hassle free all of the time. Maybe I'm just not as much of a dick as people around here apparently are...
 
2021-07-20 3:28:26 PM  

little big man: Ours has been delaying and cancelling flights over the weekend because the airport ran out of fuel; with firefighting planes needing more fuel and fewer truck drivers to complete the routes, they literally ran out of gas.
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My family came in June. Good thing. And it was 90 then.
 
2021-07-20 3:31:12 PM  
Best trip thru the airport ever was the first week of March, last year. They actually canceled all company trips while I was out of town, and locked down California about a week later. My wife took a trip to that state and made it back about 4 days before the state completely locked down.

But for my trip from Phx to SLC that week, the spookiness was starting to kick in, and the rumors were swirling. No need to take your shoes off at security, and they were telling everyone to just leave everything inside of their backpacks/laptop bags. No need to remove all electronic devices, none of that. They just wanted everyone to just get in and get the fark out as soon as farking possible. Nice and quick.
 
2021-07-20 3:32:47 PM  

LordOfThePings: "They had notified us that we had a crew, we had ... the plane was there, but we had no pilots"

Stupid question, but isn't the pilot part of the crew?



Very good point. I love how they give you the good news first. "Well, we have two stewardesses, navigator and

all of the luggage carriers showed up. On an unrelated note, does anyone know how to fly a plain?"
 
2021-07-20 3:35:03 PM  

Mikey1969: Solty Dog: I can honestly say the only hassle free flight I ever had was in October of 2001. The airport and the plane were all but empty.

I can honestly say that I fly hassle free all of the time. Maybe I'm just not as much of a dick as people around here apparently are...


I don't think it's about being a dick. I've had flights where the plane stalled on the runway and needed a mechanic. Literal 10 minute layovers. Luggage that made it home when my connecting flight left 30 minutes before I landed. I've been swabbed, poked and had my carry on dumped by the TSA people. None of this had anything to do with my disposition. I'm pretty mellow and laid back because I don't want to end up on r/publicfreakout.
 
2021-07-20 3:35:21 PM  
Had to fly for work last week. 2000+ people on the regular line JFK term five. Multi hour wait. Maybe thirty people on the precheck line. I was from the taxi to having a shiatty, shiatty smootie at the gate in 10 minutes.
 
2021-07-20 3:37:02 PM  
"They had notified us that we had a crew, we had ... the plane was there, but we had no pilots," said Doyle, who had his Delta flight canceled.
"One of the terminal agents said we're 30% less on employment due to the pandemic and they have not hired anyone back," Navani said of JetBlue.


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2021-07-20 3:38:00 PM  
Flew in June for the first in 14 years. My connector flight from Chicago to Hartford got cancelled....had to sleep over a night. Could of been worse but if l can go another 14 years between flights- I'd be more than alright with that
 
2021-07-20 3:40:15 PM  

Mikey1969: Best trip thru the airport ever was the first week of March, last year. They actually canceled all company trips while I was out of town, and locked down California about a week later. My wife took a trip to that state and made it back about 4 days before the state completely locked down.

But for my trip from Phx to SLC that week, the spookiness was starting to kick in, and the rumors were swirling. No need to take your shoes off at security, and they were telling everyone to just leave everything inside of their backpacks/laptop bags. No need to remove all electronic devices, none of that. They just wanted everyone to just get in and get the fark out as soon as farking possible. Nice and quick.


That would have been prime time for someone to cause some mayhem. It's like the TSA serves no real purpose in preventing terrorism, or something.
 
2021-07-20 3:43:59 PM  

Shostie: Frustration Grows As Tri-State Area

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Which appears to be NJ, GA, and CA.  Those are the only three states mentioned.
 
2021-07-20 3:45:47 PM  

LordOfThePings: "They had notified us that we had a crew, we had ... the plane was there, but we had no pilots"

Stupid question, but isn't the pilot part of the crew?


Pilots probably don't even consider themselves "citizens," let alone crew.
 
2021-07-20 3:46:03 PM  
Ugh, *civilians, dammit.
 
2021-07-20 3:46:39 PM  
So, sovereign *civilians
 
2021-07-20 3:47:00 PM  

Solty Dog: I can honestly say the only hassle free flight I ever had was in October of 2001. The airport and the plane were all but empty.


Huh. I've only ever had one flight screw up that caused a overnight stay (got stuck in Jamaica because connecting flights were too close together, they put us up in a nice hotel.) Never been on a plane that has been delayed more than 30 minutes. Never had my bags lost. Never had to wait more than about 30 minutes to get through security.

I don't fly all that frequently, a 4-5 times a year but it's probably around 80-90 flights since 2001. Airlines seem safe and efficient to me.
 
2021-07-20 3:48:42 PM  

daffy: LordOfThePings: "They had notified us that we had a crew, we had ... the plane was there, but we had no pilots"

Stupid question, but isn't the pilot part of the crew?


Very good point. I love how they give you the good news first. "Well, we have two stewardesses, navigator and

all of the luggage carriers showed up. On an unrelated note, does anyone know how to fly a plain?"


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THERE'S NO ONE LEFT TO FLY THE PLANE!

/I unabashedly love Karen Black in everything.
 
2021-07-20 3:49:11 PM  
"...billions of dollars being given to airlines by the government for supportexecutive bonuses and stock buybacks during the pandemic.

FIFT
 
2021-07-20 3:52:08 PM  
I understand the airlines problems.  I don't want to justify stranding people, but I understand it.

Airlines were always a low profit volume business when times were good.  I doubt that they had a big rainy day fund.  Then COVID hits, no one travels so they have to cut staff to survive.   When people start coming back, airlines want to accommodate them, because they are hurting for money so they make optimistic staffing projections about people coming back and that is how you get here.

Again, this is not justifying what they are doing.
 
2021-07-20 4:03:40 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: This will likely take years to sort out in order to become "normal" again.

I used to fly to go on vacation twice a year. I have a feeling I won't be going anywhere for years to come if things don't normalize fairly soon.

/   :(


I've got some bad news for you...
 
2021-07-20 4:13:59 PM  

Solty Dog: Mikey1969: Solty Dog: I can honestly say the only hassle free flight I ever had was in October of 2001. The airport and the plane were all but empty.

I can honestly say that I fly hassle free all of the time. Maybe I'm just not as much of a dick as people around here apparently are...

I don't think it's about being a dick. I've had flights where the plane stalled on the runway and needed a mechanic. Literal 10 minute layovers. Luggage that made it home when my connecting flight left 30 minutes before I landed. I've been swabbed, poked and had my carry on dumped by the TSA people. None of this had anything to do with my disposition. I'm pretty mellow and laid back because I don't want to end up on r/publicfreakout.


Yet that NEVER happens with me. I had one encounter total, I was carrying a powdered drink mix, they asked what it was, swabbed it, and had me taste some when the swab threw up a false positive. 5 minutes, and I was right on my way.
 
2021-07-20 4:17:38 PM  
Stop traveling you jerk balls
 
2021-07-20 4:22:52 PM  
You losers should try flying private jets. It's a much nicer experience really.

/heh
 
2021-07-20 4:23:17 PM  

PaceyWhitter: I understand the airlines problems.  I don't want to justify stranding people, but I understand it.

Airlines were always a low profit volume business when times were good.  I doubt that they had a big rainy day fund.  Then COVID hits, no one travels so they have to cut staff to survive.   When people start coming back, airlines want to accommodate them, because they are hurting for money so they make optimistic staffing projections about people coming back and that is how you get here.

Again, this is not justifying what they are doing.


Right before Covid hit, all the airlines were making bank.  A whole bunch just did stock buy backs because they had more money than they knew what to do with.
 
2021-07-20 4:27:20 PM  

PaceyWhitter: I understand the airlines problems.  I don't want to justify stranding people, but I understand it.
Airlines were always a low profit volume business when times were good.  I doubt that they had a big rainy day fund.  Then COVID hits, no one travels so they have to cut staff to survive.   When people start coming back, airlines want to accommodate them, because they are hurting for money so they make optimistic staffing projections about people coming back and that is how you get here.
Again, this is not justifying what they are doing.


I worked at the airport in Jackson Hole (not for the airlines, thank you very much), and I don't think that anyone, except people in tourists towns, understands how much the volume has gone up. Every. single. year. it's a new record. I've been living near Yellowstone Park for 35 years, and the level of entitlement and helplessness goes up constantly. Nobody is prepared for anything, but their have their plastic cards. Businesses are milking these idiots for everything they can get, and everybody just hands it over. They have to do Jackson Hole!
All the people I knew from the airport who got laid off didn't go back. There is going to be NOBODY left to do this jobs, and you know what? GOOD.

Everywhere you go, it's wall to wall people, all wanting shiat and biatching about how inconvenient everything is. They overload their suitcases, and the plane can't board. they come in the little store and want a full breakfast in 15 minutes before they board. they'll kill you if you get in front of the coffee machine, and they feel perfectly justified. They weigh 300 pounds and they lurch around waiting for everyone to get out of their way, because you know you have to. I saw a lady flying with a toddler, and a baby about a week old. JUST STOP.

it is ridiculous that we expect to eat strawberries as big as a golf ball year round, let alone getting on planes like they're farking subways and expecting to fly around the country, at our convenience. Oh the TSA. Oh the lines. Oh the tiny seats. Oh the prices.

Simplify your life--go the fark home and learn how to be happy without using 700 barrels of oil a day.
why can't anyone see this? Is it just taboo?
 
2021-07-20 4:33:52 PM  
Add the hellhole that is PHL to that, even with TSA Precheck...
 
2021-07-20 4:39:24 PM  

Wendigogo: Mikey1969: Best trip thru the airport ever was the first week of March, last year. They actually canceled all company trips while I was out of town, and locked down California about a week later. My wife took a trip to that state and made it back about 4 days before the state completely locked down.

But for my trip from Phx to SLC that week, the spookiness was starting to kick in, and the rumors were swirling. No need to take your shoes off at security, and they were telling everyone to just leave everything inside of their backpacks/laptop bags. No need to remove all electronic devices, none of that. They just wanted everyone to just get in and get the fark out as soon as farking possible. Nice and quick.

That would have been prime time for someone to cause some mayhem. It's like the TSA serves no real purpose in preventing terrorism, or something.


It's almost like it would have taken more planning than someone to call up their buddy and say "Hey Dave, you know how you've always wanted to get back at The Man for canceling BJ and The Bear? Yeah, well, TSA is waving people thru the line in Phx, so if you could fly across the country right now, you could totally demonstrate your outrage. But hurry, I think this is only for a short time, maybe only this afternoon, actually.".
 
2021-07-20 4:46:47 PM  

Shostie: Frustration Grows As Tri-State Area

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2021-07-20 4:53:15 PM  

Shostie: Frustration Grows As Tri-State Area

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In NYC-speak, Tri-State area refers to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
 
2021-07-20 4:55:16 PM  

Mikey1969: Best trip thru the airport ever was the first week of March, last year. They actually canceled all company trips while I was out of town, and locked down California about a week later. My wife took a trip to that state and made it back about 4 days before the state completely locked down.

But for my trip from Phx to SLC that week, the spookiness was starting to kick in, and the rumors were swirling. No need to take your shoes off at security, and they were telling everyone to just leave everything inside of their backpacks/laptop bags. No need to remove all electronic devices, none of that. They just wanted everyone to just get in and get the fark out as soon as farking possible. Nice and quick.


...and look at all the terrorist attacks that occurred when we let down our guard!

How can you people, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, call TSA "security theater"?!
 
2021-07-20 5:20:04 PM  

Mikey1969: Wendigogo: Mikey1969: Best trip thru the airport ever was the first week of March, last year. They actually canceled all company trips while I was out of town, and locked down California about a week later. My wife took a trip to that state and made it back about 4 days before the state completely locked down.

But for my trip from Phx to SLC that week, the spookiness was starting to kick in, and the rumors were swirling. No need to take your shoes off at security, and they were telling everyone to just leave everything inside of their backpacks/laptop bags. No need to remove all electronic devices, none of that. They just wanted everyone to just get in and get the fark out as soon as farking possible. Nice and quick.

That would have been prime time for someone to cause some mayhem. It's like the TSA serves no real purpose in preventing terrorism, or something.

It's almost like it would have taken more planning than someone to call up their buddy and say "Hey Dave, you know how you've always wanted to get back at The Man for canceling BJ and The Bear? Yeah, well, TSA is waving people thru the line in Phx, so if you could fly across the country right now, you could totally demonstrate your outrage. But hurry, I think this is only for a short time, maybe only this afternoon, actually.".


It's TSA showing they serve no real purpose, other than security theater.
 
2021-07-20 6:24:59 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Mikey1969: Best trip thru the airport ever was the first week of March, last year. They actually canceled all company trips while I was out of town, and locked down California about a week later. My wife took a trip to that state and made it back about 4 days before the state completely locked down.

But for my trip from Phx to SLC that week, the spookiness was starting to kick in, and the rumors were swirling. No need to take your shoes off at security, and they were telling everyone to just leave everything inside of their backpacks/laptop bags. No need to remove all electronic devices, none of that. They just wanted everyone to just get in and get the fark out as soon as farking possible. Nice and quick.

...and look at all the terrorist attacks that occurred when we let down our guard!

How can you people, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, call TSA "security theater"?!


The same way people can say, in all seriousness, that we need to "defund the police".

That being said, security at airlines needs to be kept to the smallest level needed.  The more annoying and time consuming airplane security is, the more people die.

Basically, auto travel is much more deadly, mile per mile, by a factor of a thousand or more, than taking a commercial airplane (there have been whole years with zero deaths from commercial airplane crashes in the United States).  Since 9/11, thousands of people who have decided to drive instead of fly due to the annoying security crap died in car crashes.

The current mask requirements on planes piss people off too.  If that too discourages people to fly, more people will die in car crashes as well.
 
2021-07-20 6:49:29 PM  

Medic Zero: MelGoesOnTour: This will likely take years to sort out in order to become "normal" again.

I used to fly to go on vacation twice a year. I have a feeling I won't be going anywhere for years to come if things don't normalize fairly soon.

/   :(

I've got some bad news for you...


To be sure, you confirmed things for me. Agreed, if I'm reading you right.

Not getting any younger, after all.

/ and not looking to take chances anymore these days, either
 
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