Here is my word for word complaint to TSA
I understand that airport security is important and that TSA
believes that harassing travelers and United States citizens and
taking away privacy rights is something the American people have
no say in because “security” comes before freedom now even though
9/11 was 15 years ago. Why does TSA offer a “pre-check” line if
it just makes passengers feel like criminals?
I feel violated and harassed by April. She was rude, nasty and
I TOLD TSA the boots I was wearing had metal buckles. They told
me to leave them on anyway. Of course I set off the metal
detector. Then I am told to take off my boots like I originally
I walk through the metal detector again and I get the “random
TSA forces me through your porno booth with unhealthy X-rays to
take a naked picture of me. They tell me to go back in the porno
booth. I look at the picture where my “weapons of mass
destruction”are supposedly being smuggled. I realize I have two
small metal looking beads on the tie of my skirt.
I lift up my dress and show the male TSA agent. He asks me to
move my skirt to the side so it won’t show up on the porno pic.
He makes me GET BACK in the porno booth. Why that was ok I don’t
It wasn’t good enough. Enter “April” who basically spoke to me
VERY rudely and decided it was ok to very roughly put her hands
on my belly and then yank on my left wrist because I had a HAIR
TIE on it. NO metal on the hair tie. Could I possibly be hiding a
bomb under my HAIR TIE?
She was rude, she was rough, she made me feel like a criminal and
like I was messing up her day when her job is to protect ME.
So here I am being told by TSA that I have a pre check to make
things easier. I have a father who must walk with cane with an
actual hip replacement and he does not get harassed. But no, I
end up going through the metal detector TWICE, the porno booth
TWICE and then I am searched physically and rudely treated by
April when I told TSA before going through the metal dector I was
I was so flustered and upset I lost my boarding pass during the
violation of my personal body but the gate agents were very nice
and helpful unlike TSA.
If your agents hate their job and hate people they have no
business being employed by you
Was I pinpointed by TSA? I was picked out for this treatment?
Nice Pre check. Way to go. If you are going to continue to harass
American citizens then at least have your staff behave
professionally and correctly. There was no reason for April to
treat me that way.
Please go ahead and watch the tapes I know you record
I expect an answer from TSA as to why you allow your staff to
operate this way and why you offer a pre check that turns into a
I paid hundreds of dollars to travel and EVERY time the worst
part is TSA
The worst part is you don’t operate the same at any airport. When
I first flew in I somehow got through the metal dector with a
sterling silver necklace on that I forgot to take off and no one
says a WORD. That TSA staff was nice, respectful and friendly
unlike your TSA agents in Pittsburgh
I want to know how you plan to resolve this. I will also be very
aware if you put me on some list to further harass me when I fly.
I am not a criminal I am not a terrorist and this agency needs to
get their customer service together. It would have been much
easier to be searched 5 fucking times for a BEAD on my SKIRT had
TSA not acted like complete assholes