I'm not expressing a view in either direction, but why do you think you absolutely should not be subjected to passenger screening?
I am referring to working crewmembers only. Not non-revs or deadheads.
This is the part where I cannot "completely" answer that question in specific details. Partly because this is a public forum, and while I should be able to state the obvious, I do not feel comfortable doing so here. I would suggest looking up the history of crew pass, and why it was declared legal. There is a reason that the means exist for us to bypass the PASSENGER lines. The answers can be found there. Mix in a little old fashioned "common sense" and the answer becomes obvious.
If you really don't get it... I don't think I can explain it to you.
Edited to add: I apologize that I used the term naivety, and flight attendant in the same post. I was out of line.
The naivety of your post(s) shocked me beyond all comprehension though. Your job title is irrelevant to the discussion. I was out of line for mentioning it. I do my best to take raw emotion out of my posts. I failed to do that in this particular instance. I was in shock.
I'm really only asking out of curiosity, as to why you feel that you are just above everything else, but I get it. You don't need to talk about dumbing down or anything like that because frankly its not necessary. Man up and give me the big boy answer, I'm smart enough to handle it.
I admit I am a little bit biased, because a close friend works for the TSA and I respect the **** out of what he does. Clearing security is a pain in the ***, but until your union, my union, and all the other parties involved want to step up and do something about it, you're just going to have to deal with it. So whats the point in getting all worked up (and being hostile to TSA?).
I'm not all worked up about the TSA... It was your post that got me all worked up. Honestly, I did not get that worked up. My bark is much worse than my bite.
Even though I feel that it is unnecessary, I will continue to go through the metal detector as I have been doing forever, until we get crew pass. After all, I don't have a choice, do I? I'll just have to "deal with it".
However, based on the details/instructions contained in the pilot FIL (not public info) regarding the body scanners, I will NEVER go through a body scanner to work a flight. They can start patting me down until we get crew pass. In 10+ years here, I have reached the limit of what I will be subjected to in order just to do my job.
You think these whole body scanners are gonna stop terrorists? NO Ever heard of body packing? Ever seen what prisoners make inside a prison given just whats around them? Hell Im surprised a terrorist hasnt tried a body bomb yet. Stick some C4 and a detonator up the rectum and boom! A Whole Body Scanner isnt gonna catch that. A terrorist can just as easily make a knife or some other sharp instrument INSIDE SECURITY than they can bringing it from outside. But what if they try that? Are all of yall gonna start consenting to xrays to go through security? Cavity Searches? Just because it will "save lives". At some point you have to stop and say NO!
Yam...you REALLY need to wake up and smell the Continental Roast. Let me state it plainly, like Unverified has...
WE ARE NOT PASSENGERS!!!
Why are we being treated as such??? Therefore I, and a VAST group of others, think it's INANE that we're going through security in the first place. Since I wasn't around pre-9/11, did WORKING/ON DUTY crew members ever go through security???
Last edited by V2+15; 08-21-2010 at 12:49 PM.
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