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‘Bursting at the seams’

October 31st, 2014

Kinny Cheng

Via Kristine Owram, Financial Post:

Airport security systems are “bursting at the seams” and major changes need to be made if passenger screening is to keep up with ballooning demand for air travel, says the head of the International Air Transport Association.

Rhetoric much?

As per usual, the article reinforces the idea of “expensive” being the ultimate justification for a traveller’s inconvenience where security and/or checkpoint waiting times are concerned.

While travellers have to understand a need for heightened security, those who impose such processes on the travelling public need also to come up with more-innovative ways in dealing with this ongoing problem. I blame bureaucracy for this.

And then, there’s this:

To address this growing problem, IATA is proposing a program that it calls “smart security.”

Talk is cheap, Mr. Tyler.

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