TSA Packing Tips Video Cost $10,000
Granting that it’s not much money in the grand scheme of things, I was nonetheless rather bemused by a report that the Transportation Security Administration spent $10,000 producing a 60-second video demonstrating tips for packing a suitcase.
Among the insightful hints:
-Have boarding pass and identification out when in line.
-Take off shoes and outerwear.
-Put any loose metal items, like coins, in your carry-on bag.
-Pack your carry-on bag as neatly as possible and layer items. For instance, a layer of clothes, then a layer of electronics, then a layer of toiletries.
-Put large electronics, like laptops, in a separate bin.
-Make sure liquids are in bottles containing no more than three ounces each, and put the bottles in one quart-sized clear baggie. One bag per passenger.
With the exception of the layering technique, all of these other things are not only common knowledge but are constantly being announced in a manner befitting a nightmare-future science fiction movie whilst standing in the infernal security lines. We need a video, too?
Less amusing: “You already know you’re not a threat — show us!” Doesn’t that turn a free society on its head?
The video is available at the TSA’s SimpliFLY site.
via OTB News