Originally Posted by IGETEVEN
Never took a commercial transport anywhere while in the military, CONUS or out of country. To this day, if I fly, I always fly standby, military transport, so I never had to put up with any Mickey Mouse, BS searches.
It's the only way to avoid the TSA morons, except for a private plane. (I bet Pelosi's gonna miss hers! )
The best flight I ever took was when we flew from RAF Mildenhall UK to Charleston SC on a Galaxy C5. Looking forward to more Space A travel as my husband's retiring soon.
As for your experience Bigcountry02, that was a disgusting way to treat our Military. I can only imagine what you really
wanted to say.....
I was a Damage Inspector contracted to FEMA for 5 years, I worked every major disaster including Katrina. I was sent to the floods in Iowa in 2008, FEMA booked my one-way flight to Des Moines, as I never know when I will return or by which route.
I always travel light with one carry-on wheelie case, never with a weapon or anything as dangerous as nail clippers
So on my return trip, also booked by FEMA, I reached security at Des Moines.
TSA guy looked at me suspiciously (was it the red hair?)
I walked through the screen, did not sound an alarm.
TSA guy pulled me aside, asked me a few questions. (Ha! red hair and
a funny accent!)
He told me I would be searched.
My FEMA photo ID badge was in plain sight, I pointed to it.
That means I've been through the FBI fingerprint and background checks.
I politely asked "could you please tell me why you selected me for a search?"
He said "one way ticket" so I explained why.
TSA guy shrugged, and repeated I would be searched.
First the wand, then the groping. I wanted to slap the **** out of that woman, big time.
Those people sure enjoy their little bit of power, don't they?