I'd fully support a first-on, last-off policy for pre-boarders. And by last-off - I mean sit in the way back or anywhere behind the exit rows. No problem with legit disabled folks sitting up front and taking extra time to board and de-plane, but this policy has now been abused to the point where you'll regularly see perfectly physically healthy millenials who just dropped out of college because they couldn't find a safe space flying home with their therapy animal and have to have a pre-board authorization.
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The TSA is an absolute disaster. Little more than a taxpayer funded unionized jobs program providing security theatre. They cause more problems then they solve. On the whole, I find them to be arrogant, illiterate, and generally lacking any idea of who it is that actually pays their inflated salaries. Would love to see the airlines and airports re-privatize security - or take the Israeli approach. I'd even support SWA running the TSA - as customer service and efficiency is a regular part of their business model. As a regular business traveler, I'll gladly pay the $85 for 5 years for the opportunity to have as little interaction with the Smurfs as is possible, even when the TSA uses the program as a give-away to passengers who haven't paid the $85 and makes the Precheck line longer than the regular line.
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