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[–] CheeseStain 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago 

Fucking up or punishing the peasants?

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[–] whisky_cat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I imagine the money is just getting consumed by party higher up in the chain. It's not like TSA should have a budget or staffing problem, considering it was established and funded after 9/11 I naively believe they may have a blank check. But instead of that trickling down to real workers someone is keeping the budget overly tight and reaping the profit.

If I were a real journalist, I would say there's a strong chance for a case there.

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[–] 8Hz_WAN_IP 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There official answer sounds like bullshit so I'm sure there is an ulterior motive.

The officially stated reason for the longer lines comes in two parts, first they introduced TSA Pre Check where passengers get a background check ahead of time in lieu of a full screening at the airport and they claim to have thought more people would opt in then actually did and already began reducing staff to pay for the program.

The second issue is even more infuriating, they claim to need to meet a efficiency quota of 300 passengers cleared per lane per hour, when the passenger load is heavy this means all lanes are open and they move the maximum number of passengers they are staffed for but as soon as things slow down a little they start closing lanes to ensure the lines remain and they don't fall short of the 300 passengers per lane number.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

But instead of that trickling down to real workers

I seriously doubt the ball fondlers are undercompensated. Public unions are pretty good at getting payoffs for everyone involved.

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[–] 8Hz_WAN_IP 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There official answer sounds like bullshit so I'm sure there is an ulterior motive.

Their reason for the longer lines comes in two parts, first they introduced TSA Pre Check where passengers get a background check ahead of time in lieu of a full screening at the airport and they claim to have thought more people would opt in then actually did and already began reducing staff to pay for the program.

The second issue is even more infuriating, they claim to need to meet a efficiency quota of 300 passengers cleared per lane per hour, when the passenger load is heavy this means all lanes are open and they move the maximum number of passengers they are staffed for but as soon as things slow down a little they start closing lanes to ensure the lines remain and they don't fall short of the 300 passengers per lane number.