Bad news guys/gals, TSA has begun excessive “random” Supplemental Screening. The clues: 1) can’t get a boarding pass online 2) go to the airport Kiosk and says you must go to the airline counter. Then look for the following: 1) if you see “SSSS” on your boarding pass you are about to have TSA induced fun/panic depending on your disposition 2) if you see “TSA Precheck” you have the golden ticket to not remove your shoes, but don’t worry they can still opt for a scan and patdown, and they do, been there. They seem to pick one man and one woman, probably based on your seat number. Note to TSA Personnel: get some empathy for real people you are impacting or get another job. One “patdown agent” was very friendly, kept it light-hearted, KUDOS! Another in Seattle/Tacoma, kept on repositioning for the search, not enough room, no empathy, a lovely groin-grabber with the back of his hand, left me with disgust for a certain race, luckily had great/friendly airplane service on Alaska from the same race, saved me from bigotry – thank you. What you do and how you do it makes all the difference. We all need safe travel, we don’t need excessive/intrusive patdowns. Gentlemen/Ladies of the TSA – have a POSITIVE IMPACT, you can do it!
By: Kyle Evans