The debate "The TSA purposely makes the waiting times longer" was started by
May 18, 2016, 12:37 pm.
4 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 0 person is on the disagree side.
There needs to be more votes to see what the common perception is.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
TZW posted 3 arguments, dalton7532 posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
TZW, dalton7532, Kslonerdz and 1 visitor agree.
To make money. Wait times are made long, which makes people hungry, thirsty, need to use bathroom etc. the money people spend inside of an airport a portion goes to the TSA for security costs. You can use the TSA precheck for ~$85 a year which will allow wait times to be shorter but if you aren't a frequent flier then there is no point in doing so. The Department of Homeland Security funds the TSA so all extra money they receive is pocketed. The TSA also gets a budget each year that if they do not fulfill they get a deduction so they will have sources provide them with, most of the time faulty, equipment to use for "security purpose. much of the time when it doesn't work it's outsourced to the same person/company to try again. i.e. the full body scan. sometimes even a person in the TSA will be funded to work on plans or programs to enhance security, much of the time it fails as well.
It's all part of a scheme by the higher ups to pocket more money. howerver, the US has teased the thought of outsourcing security to a private organization rather then a governmental one.
Ok. Why does this give you the sense that they are purposely making wait times longer?
These did discontinue for a while, for an obvious privacy concern, but they are making a return again.
The rapiscan secure 1000 (full body scan) doesn't even work though.
It could be a possibility that they do it on purpose, but I have no reason to believe otherwise.
From what I hear, they wait times are longer because they amped up inspections at airports, but they did not do the same with inspectors and aiport officials.