Posts Tagged 'TSA'

TSA admits ‘bad judgment’ after taking toy from man with mental disability

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You can thank the TSA for making the world a safer place by confiscating a plastic toy hammer that a intellectually challenged 29-year-old might have used as a terrorist weapon on a flight headed to Walt Disney World.

Posted by Tessa Jun 17, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

TSA Fails to Stop Wheelchair User Placed on the Wrong Flight by Delta

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It has not even been a week since the Department of Transportation (DOT) fined Delta Air Lines $2 million for violating federal rules on passengers with disabilities, regarding their provision of assistance to passengers while getting on and off airplanes.

On Sunday, an 80-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair, Nefissa Yesuf, was placed on the wrong flight. It is suspected that she was given the wrong boarding pass by Delta and that the Delta staff who escorted her to the plane wheeled her through TSA onto the wrong flight.  She flew out of Atlanta was supposed to have landed in Dulles, VA instead landed in Charlotte, N.C.

Posted by Melissa Feb 24, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Woman in Wheelchair Strips Down to Lingerie, Gets Enhanced TSA Pat Down Anyway

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Dr. Tammy Banovac uses a metal wheelchair which means she can’t go through the scanners and always gets a pat-down from TSA agents. The Transportation Security Administration has faced a growing outcry over security measures at U.S. airports, with many travelers complaining they are invasive and humiliating. Many people with disabilities, who must endure the enhanced pat-down as well as anyone accompanying them for air travel, feel the groping measures are punitive.

Posted by Tessa Dec 06, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

TSA: Making Air Travel “Punitive” for Persons With Disabilities and Those Accompanying Them

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The groping by TSA agents, “enhanced pat-downs” were supposedly meant to be so offensive, that no person in their right mind would opt-out of the “naked” body scanners. However, people with disabilities have no “opt-in” for the scanners.

Posted by Tessa Dec 02, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments