Hard times for Security Theater, whose job it is to make you miss your flight:
Travelers — it’s not just you.
Management of the New York City area’s three major airports is fed up with long lines at security check points, and they have given the Transportation Security Administration an ultimatum: Either shorten the lines or we’ll find someone else to do it.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, tasked with running John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, is threatening to privatize the process of screening passengers before boarding their flight, according to a document sent from the Port Authority to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. “We can no longer tolerate the continuing inadequacy of the TSA passenger services,” the letter obtained by ABC News reads.
Remember that a handful of mostly Saudi Muslims brought down the World Trade Center on 9/11 — and the Bush administration, therefore, decided to punish all 300 million Americans in response, while continuing to hold hands with the desert savages who call themselves a “royal family.”
According to the Port Authority, the March 15 to April 15 period at JFK saw 253 reported occurrences of 20-plus-minute waits. In 2015, only 10 instances were reported over the same time period.
“The patience of the flying public has reached a breaking point,” the letter reads. Passenger wait times have “risen dramatically in recent months, prompting angry complaints from passengers, terminal operators, and airlines alike citing inconvenience, delayed flights, and missed flight connections.”
While the Port Authority says it understands the challenges facing TSA, it says it “is exploring the merits” of participating in private screening “to enhance flexibility in the assignments and operating hours of front line screening staff.”
Other airports have already dumped the TSA, an employer-of-last-resort agency that never should have been invented in the first place. New York City should make good on its threat, pronto.