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.


3 thoughts to “Children and Airport Security

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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