The latest changes in airline security will not increase safety, but they will turn flying into mobile penitentiaries. I've visited someone in prison. I don't want to duplicate that experience when I travel. I'll take my chances with a suicidal idiot getting on my flight--the odds of which would be reduced by an intelligent approach to address real threats rather than humiliating hundreds of millions of innocent travelers.
I hope someone from SWA reads this post. Listen up: I will decrease my flying to the irreducible minimum unless we roll back all the idiocy that only turns law-abiding travelers into cattle. Dump the shoe searches and all the rest of the useless dragnet approach to violating our privacy. Put pressure on the federal government to focus security on travelers with a high probability of terrorist activity. Search them. Search their luggage. Don't let them buy cash tickets and travel without a passport (duh). Let the rest of us travel in peace and dignity.
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