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Daily Roundup--March 26, 2012

TSA is being taken to the carpet by Congress in hearings underway in Washington, D.C.


Delta is offering a new economy fare class. Once ticketed there are no changes, refunds or pre-selected seats.


Delta is expanding and renovating its hub at New York’s Laguardia Airport.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection has trained a number of dogs to sniff out contraband food  from arriving international passengers. These “passive alert dogs” sit when they smell something they’re trained to react to. Why can’t TSA do the same thing with dogs only teach them to alert to explosives? Then, we wouldn’t be forced to go through advanced radiation emitting machines or groped. 


Reader Comments (2)

You're going to need an awful lot of dogs, or have very long lines.
March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert
You wouldn't necessarily have dogs at all airports just like there aren't nude-o-scopes at all ariports.

The dogs would actually speed things up. If you've never seen the "food" dogs are work, they are sniffing around while people are collecting luggage or walking through customs. Passengers don't get in line for the dogs to check. The dogs go about their business very quickly. So, while everyone is lining up for the metal detector, just like in the old days, the dog would be walking up and down the lines sniffing away. Only those it alerts to would get secondary screening. This way, shoes could also be kept on as the dog would easily be able to sniff those.
March 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW

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