TSA stopping people at random, to search their bags, order your shoes off, and searching your entire body is absolutely ridiculous. They check every little thing you bring on to make sure it's not a bomb. You never know, that bottle of water or toe nail clipper could be used as a weapon. :P Absolutely ridiculous.
The people voting No don't seem to understand how much of a pain in the butt airport security can be. If all they did was put you in a line to check your bags, scan you, etc, that wouldn't be a problem. The problem is they often go much further than that. They will randomly pull you aside, strip you down, ask you a bunch of stupid questions, drug test you, and more. My 4 year old cousin was randomly selected to be put in a drug/explosive testing chamber. I think it was pretty cruel and stupid of them to choose a little girl to test for drugs. She was terrified. I know a lot of other stories too. Plus, I doubt terrorists are targeting planes anymore. They'll be going after something else that won't be as expected - trains or cruise ships, perhaps. Even if they did try the suicide hijacking trick again, we've got undercover authorities on most flights these days.
I was in one of US airports ,suddenly I noticed that I'm the only one who was stopped by them and asked me to go to a private room to check my hair and whole body. I was chocked why they did that with me and not with everyone . Did I look suspicious ? They asked me lots of questions even about my friend. They stopped him just because he is my friend. It was the first time for him to be treated like that in airport. They made me feel like I'm a criminal. I really hate it and it was humiliating. They don't do that drama in other countries .
The increasingly strict and invasive security regulations serve no purpose, other than to enrich certain companies: the ones that make the scanning equipment and create an illusion of security. They have never prevented even a single terrorist attack. Indeed, they would have done nothing to catch the terrorists of 9/11. They are a political boondoggle that makes people feel safe, but does not actually make anyone safer.
It is not so much that the rules are too strict as it is that they are too silly and are not utilized across the board. Everyone taking shoes off is just ridiculous. On a cruise ship security is tight and no one has to do this. And the x-ray process for baggage is different at different airports, so there is no consistency that would really help.
Bans on taking various things on aircraft, such as liquids and gels, are foolish because it has been proven that it is impossible to mix chemicals together in the way that the terrorist who had attempted this method intended. U.S. airport security should explore the Israeli technique for airline security, based on profiling and observation, rather than on assuming every passenger is a criminal and treating them as such. Israel is far more prone to terrorist attacks than the United States, and their security system is exemplary and should be understood more clearly.
You can't be too strict when there are issues of safety. Asking someone to take off their shoes, or not bring full size bottles of health and beauty aids, isn't a threat to their personal liberty. It is simply a small way to ensure that security for all is achieved.
Yes, the world is a dangerous place, but security can't prevent from EVERY disastrous thing that happens, and creating ridiculous security regulations just wastes time and is proven ineffective, and simply unfair. There's a complete lack of respect for a person's right. No liquids more than 6 oz I believe? So if someone has a pinch of explosive or something hidden behind their ears they could just get away with that? That is a bad example, but if a dangerous object is small enough to get by, then how are airport security prevent that? Honestly people. I'm not saying that security is a bad thing and it is definitely necessary. But in terms of how it goes now, well, they just tend to go a bit overboard, and how are they protecting me by making me throw out my lotion because it's over a certain amount of ounces? What are they protecting me from? Good skin. Just saying.
US airport security regulations are too strict because they go too far without actually helping. If someone is determined to do something to a plane, they're going to find away. Even when we have all these draconian measures in place, people still manage to get stuff past security. The TSA is a poorly trained organization and make things worse. The terrorists win when we can't even bring shampoo in our carry-ons.
I believe that airport security regulations for flying are too strict. Yes, we definitely need airport and airline security but it has to be reasonable. More concentration needs to be given to determining who the bad guys are and less time harassing children and grandmothers. Yes, everyone boarding an airline should be subjected to some security measures but something has got to be done to get better organization so that there will not be so many bottlenecks at our airports.
When you refuse to let someone take a 2 ounce bottle of perfume on board, but some guy almost sets a bomb off from under his crotch, you know there's a problem. The regulations for US airports are insane, and I feel, largely useless. There needs to be a serious reconstruction of the processes they use.
Every test of security made that I've ever heard of has been a dramatic failure, but what does work well is the intimidation of passengers and staff who have to deal with the added layer of paperwork and worse. The government supplied screeners should be send home, it was a bad idea and didn't work, and cannot be fixed.
U.S. airport security regulations ensure the safety of everyone on board. Anyone could hide a gun, bomb, or bomb materials anywhere on their body, and sensors and X-rays may not pick them up. I would much rather everyone, not excluding myself, be searched thoroughly, and make it to my destination alive than complain about "invasion of my privacy", and be subject to a terrorist attack on the way.
Having to basically strip search a baby, take off your shoes, sample formula and baby food, and not being able to take outside drinks onto a plane is starting to get a little out of control. The pat-downs are just too much. But, if another 9/11 happens, we would have wished TSA had done a better job. We just have to deal with it.
The US security apparatus at the nation's airports has gotten out of hand and is much too strict. The country of Israel, which is subjected to nearly constant terrorist threats, is able to keep flyers safe and secure, while maintaining boarding procedures that are both quicker and less invasive than those in the US. We should copy the Israeli methods for airport security.
I've flown on planes from other countries were the flying regulations are less strict, and I've never blown up.
It's nothing more than security theater. What happens when terrorists surgically implant a bomb into a person? Are they going to do cavity searches then? And what's to stop someone from bringing a bomb into the airport before the security checkpoint? Nothing. It's an allusion of security.
Even with all these security measures a man was able to smuggle a bomb on a plane in his underwear.
This isn't to say that security isn't necessary, but they need to do it right. Stop wasting time and money on making me take my shoes off and dosing me with radiation. Bring in more bomb-sniffing dogs, train the security agents to spot suspicious behavior, train pilots and flight attendants to use weapons to defend the plane and passengers, and so on.
It is so stupid that we can't carry liquids beyond a certain volume on the plane. In fact it is not the volume of the liquid but of the container. Their regulations have failed to foil security threats anyway and serve only to harass law abiding citizens. These strict rules also show a classic example of enforcement of letter of the law rather that spirit of the law. People have also complained that they feel violated going through the TSA checkpoints and this just shouldn't happen.
like taxes and gasoline prices. even though 99% of the people getting on a plane just want to get from one place to the other, there is still that pesky one percent that will want to kill us all. No matter how much a pain in the backside it is, those security regulations are there for our own good.
I go to Pearson Int. Airport in Toronto. I'm guessing it's not as strict in America, but it's pretty up there. I wore baggy pants and they pulled me aside. I thought I did something wrong. They gave me a choice to either go in the big drum-shaped body scanner or full pat-down. I asked my family who came from Serbia in the 80's about how airports were like back then and they said that it was much, much quicker than these days.
If there is a terrorist at the Security check point the United States has lost. The terrorist will set off the bomb causing fear and death among Americans. The canceled flights will stop air traffic for who knows how long the economy hurts and the terrorist gets a bonus. Therefore security cannot stop any attack so why bother torturing americans.
Airport security is very strict in the United States but it is necessary to maintain safety. Though like everything else in America it could lay back a little. In some cases people feel violated especially women. This can be lightened by actually observing certain substances rather than making travelers throw away their things just because they are a liquid over 6 ounces.
watch that video. It's just something a quick google search found that deeply disturbed me.
How many terriorists has the tsa caught? how many people are falsely accused every day?
if your curious enough, i implore you to do your own research on the effectiveness of the tsa, in conjunction with the cost - both to our wallets as taxpayers and our rights as US citizens.
If your not curious enough, well than you are giving up your rights to the goverenment by eliminating your ability to reason and settleing for the false sense of security that the government provides.
I'm not saying nothing should be done. I'm not saying that strict measures shouldn't be take. All I'm saying is that the current measures are the wrong ones. We have the ability to create and implement safer and more effective measures. If enough people demand change, change will happen. If enough people want to educate themselves on what effects their everyday lives, they can better their every day lives.
The point of terrorism is to create terror. The united states government is so terrified of terrorists that it is willing to take away the rights that are the foundation of our country. I'm terrified. Not of the terrorist but of the government. The current process that the government is taking in the battle against terrorism is giving the terrorists what they want.
Before 9/11 the security wasn't strict enough and the consequences for that is that over 3,000 people died. I would rather get pulled off to the side and and asked questioned than for 3,000 more people die. It is totally appropriate. Yes I agree that 20 minutes of your time is totally worth saving your life or thousands of others or both. So the next time you get pulled off to get questioned or patted down think of how many people have been saved through this process.
The terrorists will continue to watch how America reacts to any new terrorist attempt to look for weaknesses in the system that can be exploited. If anything the security needs to be tightened with updated databases of people that should be given additional screening before being allowed to fly. Sooner or later the terrorists will try to send someone on a plane with explosive device within a prosthetic arm or leg.
Protecting fliers from terrorists, high jackers and just plain crazy people is extremely important. If anything, airport security measures are not strict enough, judging from recent events. Safety is the number one priority and if you want to arrive safely, submitting to security regulations is part of the process. Security risks have to be neutralized before they can do harm to others.
US airport security regulations are not too strict. We have learned that there is a threat from previous experiences, such as people trying to smuggle in liquid explosives and people trying to use show bombs. The current regulations that limit liquids to 3 oz. and requirements to remove shoes to be x-rayed are in place to keep passengers safe and should continue to be implemented.
Take the example of the "Christmas Day terrorist attempt in Detroit." Even the strictest regulations can't catch everyone who wants to destroy America. But at least we can try to protect flyers to the best of the ability of the airlines and the government. I know a lot of people object to all the fuss at the airports, but I welcome anything that will keep me safe and make me feel safe.
There are many things that people can do on an airplane which can endanger all who are on the plane and people on the ground. A little inconvenience prior to boarding the plane can better ensure our safety. While I don't think the regulations currently in effect are too strict, I am not sure that every regulation is really effective to keep us safe. Some of the regulations could even be stricter. The risks of allowing just one weapon through to a plane outweigh the inconvenience before boarding the plane.
I believe that the only way to keep passengers safe is through the use of strict security regulations. Without the use of searches, scanners, and random checks, the passengers are at greater risk. It may be inconvenient to the passengers and the ticket cost may increase, but that is the price we must pay to have safe air travel.
Honestly, how long does it take to go through security? Maximum 20 mins. Is 20 minutes of your time worth saving your life? Even though it may seem ridiculous, they are doing you a favor by keeping you safe so you should be thankful. Human's can be crazy people, as we have seen in the past, so we should do as much as we possibly can to keep security strict.
There are too many crazy people willing to do too many crazy things, in order to harm others. It has been proved, in more than one instance, when flying is involved. Because of this, you really can not do enough to try to keep people safe. This, therefore, means that U.S. airport security regulations for flying are not too strict.
oviously every1 wants 2 live so in order 2 keep that request we need strict airport security. Would you rather e safe or sorry.?
Regulations at US airports are not strict, the Bureau of Homeland Security and the TSA work very hard to ensure that we are safe when flying. Of course whenever inconvenience is concerned we always think things are too strict. But as soon as these measures save a disaster from happening they are the right thing to do.
I do not believe that U.S. airport security regulations are too strict. I believe that most everything necessary to keep the planes and skies safe from terror should and must be done. I have no problem removing shoes, scanning bags, being gone over with the wand (I have an artificial hip so get special treatment each time I fly). The minor inconvenience is well worth the safety and relative peace of mind it brings.
I believe that the security regulations are acceptable due to the many attempted hijackings, and even the accomplished ones.
Maybe airport security regulations cause delays and annoy but what else
are we supposed to do in the face of the constant threat of terrorists?
So long as the wanna-be-terrorists are out there, we need to keep up
security and give officials the power to do what they see fit to avoid
disaster. Restricting authority is inviting terrorists to act.
Airline security may not be totally effective but if it deters one incident from happening it is worth the price that we have to pay. Unfortunately terrorists see the airplane as a weapon they can use to attack our country and we can't just sit by and allow them to take over airplanes or bring bombs on a plane without at least trying to stop them. Stopping them is very hard because they are professionals when it comes to finding ways to get around security measures. But we have to do what we can to reduce the threat that is obviously posed by modern terrorist groups.
Since safety is our priority you can not define it as to strict but you can define it as to loose. You won't lose anything other than time if there is strict security but; you can lose your life if there is a loose security. Also after what happened especially in 9/11 it's their fair right to have strict security when there are people who think blowing their selves will send them to heaven. It's not their own fault that their security is so strict it's the people who made it that way.
We have not had a terrorist attack on planes since 9/11, because of the security we have. People need to understand that it is important that their safety comes first and also the people they are traveling with, even if they're total strangers to you. So, the lesson is the security levels that airports use is not too strict, because they're saving your butts!
It's not strict because it's for our safety and others' as well. Honestly, the security could be more strict. No one doesn't like to talk about 9/11 but guess what it happened, and it could happen again! If we don't do anything to stop that from happening again we could be in HUGE trouble from other countries. A war could even possibly start.
No it keeps people safe. No question 'bout it. But then again that is just my opinion. Not yours cuz you could be 100% against it, or somewhere in the middle. You as a human can choose your own opinion. I won't do that for you, I don't care what you think about it. Just saying.
No it keeps people safe. No question about it. But then again that is just my opinion. Not yours because you could be 100% against it, or somewhere in the middle. You as a human can choose your own opinion. I won't do that for you, I don't care what you think about it. Just sayin.
I mean sure I might not agree with some of the newer security measures that the FAA has implemented, but I still believe that it is very necessary to have them. Wouldn't you want all the security that you can get before you get on board a airplane with a terrorist? It just makes perfect sense to have a lot of security before you get onto a plane. I think that if the FAA didn't care about not creating another 9/11 then the security they have before 9/11 would still be the same today. But they do care, and that is why I think that we have some of the safest, although disagreeable at times, safety measures in place today.
Anyone here who says yes is bitter and severly impatient. The world is a dangerous place and with insurgents trying to disrupt our country all the time I don't see how someone could worry about there own misfortunes when many people could be killed. It is very shortsighted and selfish to say yes and please challenge me to a debate if you disagree.
I work in the travel industry and regularly receive complaints from “VIP’s” (mainly investment bankers on multi-million dollar salaries) who object to intrusive security checks and also to having to wait to go through immigration controls. “Do I look like a terrorist or an illegal immigrant?” they say, to which I reply “What does a terrorist or illegal immigrant look like? If they all conformed to type, the authorities could target people with certain appearances and wave everybody else through, but then all a terrorist or illegal immigrant would have to do to escape detection would be to arrive at the airport wearing a designer suit and expensive shoes.”
No they're not too strict. These laws, after all, were created to protect us. I don't mind waiting a little extra time at the airport getting everything checked knowing that I'll have a safe flight. The reason they were implemented were due to past experiences, that no one wants to through again. So these regulations are just to help protect us.
I think that that 9/11 attacks completely justify the security protocols. Sure, they may be weird and humiliating, but they protect the well-being and safety of you and fellow passengers. The world is dangerous. We should be grateful for the protection that the TSA and Feds grant us. Without it, bombers and terrorists would have free reign on hijacking planes and killing people. We do not want a repeat of 9/11.