Brad Messer Commentary • KTSA • Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Airport Security Silliness

Right after 9-11 the bureaucrats came up with a bunch of fixes for airport security. Mostly it was dumb ideas; no curbside passenger dropoff or baggage check-in, no parking close to the terminal.

The ideas did exactly zero to make air travel safer.

Another dumb idea was to not let unticketed people go to the terminal gates to see passengers off or to meet arriving passengers. How in the world did that make anything safer? It didn't.

Gradually the dumbest of the dumb rules have been rescinded. Now I see an AP report that says,

"Pittsburgh International could become the nation's first major airport to get the OK to abandon the .. rule that says only ticketed passengers are allowed past security checkpoints."

Good luck, Pittsburgh. If the TSA lets you do that, maybe before long San Antonio International can delete that dumb rule, too. Tomorrow wouldn't be soon enough.

Brad Messer Commentary, KTSA.


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