Line of the Day (Tales of the TSA Edition)

“No sir, the TSA agents at Ft. Lauderdale airport did what needed to be done and pulled that terror-baby off the plane.”—Erik Kain.

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  1. PJ says:

    I’m looking forward to the TSA publishing a book with suggestions on what you shouldn’t name your baby.

    (Yes, I know that the list isn’t public.)

  2. Davebo says:

    “Individuals on the No Fly list do not get boarding passes,” the TSA also noted.

    As the update notes it was Jet Blue, not the TSA. But this…

    “Individuals on the No Fly list do not get boarding passes,” the TSA also noted.

    I can assure you that while I can’t check in through a kiosk I’ve never had an issue getting a boarding pass on a variety of airlines despite my name being on that useless list.

    Most airlines have modified their software to automated the generation of the required documentation to allow boarding and travel.

    Yet another reason why the list is a colossal waste of time and money.