US airports are actually becoming a circus.
So U.S. airports are trying to keep travelers entertained during long TSA waits. They have resorted to various methods including clowns, music and food and miniature therapy horses to reduce stress. Thousands of travelers have missed flights this year due to TSA wait times
Airports, the TSA and state government officials are trying to find solutions. More than 400 passengers missed their flights on Sunday due to the TSA. Passengers are asked to show up at least three hours early for domestic flights. However, many passengers have said that is not enough time to get through security and still make their flight
“I won’t apologize for doing our job well.” ~ – TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger
Doing your job well???
Undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through TSA checkpoints in 95 percent of trials.
According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.
The TSA’s answer?
Send in the clowns to cheer people up.
Even Rahm, crime boss, Emanuel chimed in: “The TSA wait times at Chicago’s airports have been unacceptable,” Emanuel said. “There is no excuse for passengers to wait in line for hours.”
Well, there is. It’s called “the government.