Quit whining about airport hassles

Letter to the editor

Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2004

A recent letter to the editor criticized the Transportation Safety Agency (TSA) in a scathing attack. It was unwarranted.

Many of us frequent air travelers feel a great deal safer with TSA on the job.

Unlike your reader writing in and whining about his cigar cutter and corkscrew getting confiscated, the rest of us travel a lot more confident that folks that would do us intentional harm are screened out.

Does this inconvenience us law-abiding travelers, as suggested by the writer? Of course. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Hats off to the TSA and let them confiscate anything they want if they believe it's potentially hazardous.

If in doubt, leave it at home, regardless of what some Web site says is "OK" to take aboard. Many people would also suggest the writer quit whining about such trivia.

Gene O'Mara

Riverside, Calif.

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