|"Many complaints have surfaced in the last few months about the security agents and their lack of courtesy at Lihue airport. Not that I condone this, but at the same time understand the mindset..." |
This blog appeared an an opinion article i the April 2, 2012 edition of th Kaua'i Garden Island news titled, "Airport Security."
The last few months there have been many complaints expressed about the TSA security and lack of aloha at Lihu'e airport.
The TSA website www.tsa.gov has a complaint form you can fill out along with a toll free number, (866-289-9673) to report problems. The website also has a blog with a comments section to share your frustrations and tribulations.
After reading the website I have come to the conclusion that the Transportation Security Administration employee's take their jobs serious and go through hundreds of hours of training.
TSA employees are not in the hospitality business, in fact quite the contrary, these men and woman are stressed since according to the TSA website, seven times every day, every checkpoint in the U.S. is tested with 'fake' threats to ensure that the TSA officers and agents are on alert.
Many people may interpret TSA employees as being rude, everyone likes the rules bent for them, however these agents jobs are on the line every-day with fake threats, how can they determine if we are real of fake.
Leave the Aloha to the hospitality industry and our safety to 'rude' TSA employees if it means lives being saved. We all need to put on some thick skin. Everyone is too sensitive these days, nobody can handle criticism but everyone loves to dish it out.
Do we really want TSA agents looking the other way? My guess is we all want TSA agents to look the other way for us, but not for the other guy.
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