Airline Security Got You Down? Talk To The Pilots

Michigan congressman John Dingell, who was forced by security to drop his pants at Washington's Reagan National Airport a week ago, grumbled to the Detroit News that screeners "felt me up and down like a prize steer." He later insisted he didn't "want any special treatment" when Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta called to express his sympathy. Some other victims of newly vigilant airport-security personnel are getting much worse handling. The airlines' own uniformed flight crews are often searched several times in a single day, and the pilots are getting so fed up that they have begun talking openly of striking...

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