Children and Airport Security

On June 23, 2011, in Biracial, by Honeysmoke

Scenes like this one are ridiculous.

Thank goodness, the Transportation Security Administration has come to its senses when it comes to children and pat-downs. From now on, TSA personnel will try to avoid intrusive pat-downs of children. Children may not understand or find the whole matter very scary.

We took a road trip earlier this year so that we wouldn’t have to weather security issues with two children in tow. I don’t know if the change in policy will change my mind, but it is a step in the right direction.

 

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  • http://blendedunity.com LaNeia

    There are so many loop-holes with our travels. I’m not saying do nothing, but really I believe criminals try to be a step ahead of us. What about train traveling, bus etc? The pat down was just unnecessary. I wonder if the parents actually “opted” for the pat down instead of the electronic screening.

  • http://bethbadandbeyond.wordpress.com Beth

    Leave the kids alone! That’s a Tootsie pop, not a grenade.

    And I totally agree with Blanc2. I know 3 people (not terrorists) who separately got through security with knives in their carry-on. Seriously. My blunt-end tweezers were confiscated at one airport. Months later, pointy, sharp, weaponlike (eyebrow) tweezers were allowed.At many airports (and I travel lots) the TSA’ers seem to be more focused on discussing last night’s conquests or where to go for lunch than searching bags. On the flip side, I am stopped and searched almost every time I fly. Guess I fit the profile of a suspicious traveler: graying grandmother with glasses.

  • Blanc2

    The TSA is a complete farce, a giant waste of money whose raison d’etre is to create the simulacrum of airline security in the absence of actual safety. It’s a classic example of bureaucratic make-work BS effort to justify its own existence.