Your View: TSA adds to trials, tribulations of travel

By Bob Bingham
La Jolla resident

The trials and tribulations of travelers never cease, especially when dealing with airlines and security issues. We place a great deal of confidence in TSA’s capabilities. Unfortunately, there are instances that shatter one’s confidence in the performance of our front-line security inspectors.

My purpose in writing is to share my unfortunate experience with our TSA baggage inspectors. On Sept. 27, I flew from Fort Smith, Ark., to San Diego, with a plane change in Dallas-Fort Worth. My checked-in bag was packed by me and ultimately inspected by TSA as evidenced by notice of a baggage inspection card.

Much to my chagrin, my prescription medications had been taken. I was further shocked by the complicated process one has to go through in order to file a complaint against TSA. This includes having to pay a deposit before one’s complaint can be heard.

Just another aggravation that travelers have to endure.

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2 Comments for “Your View: TSA adds to trials, tribulations of travel”

  1. stopthetsa

    Obama could stop the TSA anytime he wanted to. TSA is under the Executive branch. He is a cap and trade guy and I believe he is doing what he can to kill the airline industry.

    I have never heard of a fee being charged before. Call the news media. On that note, why would they need to take your medicine?

    • James

      Yes, Obama wants to kill the airlines! How did I not see that! They use to give meals on plans too! Oh and have you notice how gas stations stop with the full service and were charging for air! Must have been something Clinton had done! Or it could be the capitalist system at work! Airlines have to maximize profits and answer to share holders if they don't maybe that's why they charge for bags!

      As for you meds missing that sucks! Any chance you just forgot them? Did they leave a note saying they took them? Although it seems like if you weren't suppose to have them they would have stopped you from flying. Unfortunately there are always dishonest people in places of extreme trust (just look at our police on trial) so they might have been stolen. I'd hate to blame an entire agency for one or two bad apples.

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