Have you had a TSA "Chat-down"? How did you feel about it? I've had them a couple times and frankly I don't care for them. I like to choose who I chat with and not feel forced to make small talk with the TSA agents. But if you don't chat with the TSA agent and answer their questions, then you risk a possible delay due to a thorough search of your bags. So I always answer their questions.
I haven't flown thru Boston but according to this article there are complaints that the "chat-downs" there have become discriminatory.
TSA 'chat-downs' investigated at Boston's Logan airport - USATODAY.com
I've been reading reports from lots of folks--mostly Europeans coming here about the chats. Recently I've been asked for my name when I hand over my passport--in LGA, CVG and ATL.
I am now putting my Global Entry card inside the passport w/boarding pass. Seems to make no difference. I have yet to see a separate lane.
I was given a card at CVG regarding the TSAPrecheck. I guess I'll finally know if it helps domestically.
Oh that's what those are. And here I thought TSA staff was more flirtatious than I'd remembered them to be ;)
Pat downs, chat downs - what will be next ;-)
....denise, did you forget strip downs?
You have to be really bad for the TSA to make you do a strip down ;-) I have had the chat down and the pat down and really do not want to do the strip down