Bravo, Orlando! TSA gets the boot from Central Fla. airport

Did you know that airports have the right to opt out of having the TSA do screening? They can hire a private firm to conduct the screening instead.

Incoming House Transportation Chairman John Mica sent a letter to 165 airportsĀ  reminding them of that right.

And that’s exactly Orlando Sanford International Airport has done. Orlando is in Mica’s district, by the way.) WDBO.com reports:

“All of our due diligence shows it’s the way to go,” said Larry Dale, the director of the Sanford Airport Authority. “You’re going to get better service at a better price and more accountability and better customer service.”

Dale says he will be sending a letter requesting to opt out from TSA screening, and instead the airport will choose one of the five approved private screening companies to take over.

Lawmakers in New Jersey are proposing legislation to put an end to the full body scans and the intense pat down requirements in New Jersey.

Bravo! Keep it coming, America! Stand up to the TSA. We can have secure travel and freedom, too.

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4 thoughts on “Bravo, Orlando! TSA gets the boot from Central Fla. airport

  1. susanna says:

    Scanners = radiation, cumulative = cancer.

  2. James Hennen says:

    First, the Israelis use trained dogs…at a fraction of the costs of scanners and the dogs are more accurate. But then, Obama’s pals, Soros, et al, invested money in the company that made the scanners and then sold those scanners to the TSA. Soros then sold ALL his investment in that company. Smell something resembling a barnyard smell? All major European airports use trained dogs. Cost is nil.
    Secondly, I was looking forward to a full body scan the next time I fly, just to check to see if all the parts were still there and in all the right places. At my age, one cannot be too certain.
    Rats, there goes the only fun I was hoping to have on my next flight.

    1. Pamela says:

      Don’t worry James, you’re conservative party will soon have total control of the country. With all of the outside groups spending all kinds of money to buy off elections, people like the Koch Bros. will soon land you a dream come true. Those conservative leaning, libertarian leaning buisnessman David & Charles Koch will have American politics by the purse strings of the groups they donate too. They only own the nations second largest private company with about 1 billion dollars in annual revenue. Those Koch’s come in #24 on the millionaires list, Soros came in at #35. Guess those Koch Bros are giving him a run for his money. They spend millions of dollars on politics, ranging from federal lobbing, to bank rolling committees, to candidate support. They have spent over $50 million dollars in the last 10yrs on lobbying. Isnt it great how our country is bought and sold, and how we will never get honest politicians, because you have to be a millionaire to even run for Senate these days. When is the next Club For Growth going to pop up? Thanks Supreme Court, for helping to destroy our country!

  3. Anita says:

    “The TSA points out that even if an airport decides to use a private firm for security, the screeners still must follow TSA guidelines. That would include using the full body scanners if they are installed at the airport.”
    http://wdbo.com/localnews/2010/11/sanford-airport-to-opt-out-of.html

    (doesn’t sound much better to me)

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