My correspondence with the TSA and several airlines has largely been a one-way affair to day. The exception was this note to yours truly:
"Please understand we no longer perform searches at any of the airports we service and, therefore, have no control over the manner in which security screening is conducted and the use of Advanced Screening Imaging. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is conducting this procedure and we are required to comply with TSA directives."
My reply was essentially that they needed to quit passing the buck to TSA and start standing up for their customers.
From the article:
* "You're going to get better service at a better price and more accountability and better customer service." - Larry Dale, Director of the Sanford Airport Authority
* "I think TSA is overstepping its bounds." - Congressman John Mica
* The airport will choose one of the five approved private screening companies to take over.
No word on criminal prosecution of TSA officials and agents. But Christmas is just around the corner.
Now, would you believe I'm flying Atlanta > Sanford next week to see my parents for Thanksgiving? When I pass through, I will make a point of finding airport officials so that I can both thank them and remind them to make sure the new security agency they use is an improvement. Too bad the change is supposed to take effect for 12 months.