Pilots, Passengers, Parents Rail at New Perverted Pat Downs: Stepped-up Security Airport Screening Provokes Outcry to TSA
Pilots and flight attendants are not exempt from the new screening procedures, and unions representing them have begun urging their members to resist. The head of the American Airlines pilots' union stated last week:
I recommend that all pilots insist that such screening is performed in an out-of-view area to protect their privacy and dignity.
This situation has already produced a sexual molestation in alarmingly short order. Left unchecked, there's simply no way to predict how far the TSA will overreach in searching and frisking pilots who are, ironically, mere minutes from being in the flight deck.
As we all know, it makes no difference what a pilot has on his or her person or in their luggage, because they have control of the aircraft throughout the entire flight.