Mon, Oct 22, 2007
Incident Leads To Long Lines, Hot Tempers At LGA
Just when you start to think airport
security can't get any more absurd... Tempers flared in a screening
line at New York's LaGuardia Airport Saturday, when passengers were
kept standing in line for hours due to an equipment
An X-ray machine inside American Airlines' Terminal D went on
the fritz, CBS News reports, after a vendor spilled tomato juice on
When informed of the reason for the delay by CBS-2, passengers
couldn't believe the most modern technology available to the
Transportation Security Administration could be brought down by a
can of V8.
"It makes one very sad and very worried," said Bonnie
"That's insane," said Pat Jones, who was trying to catch her
flight to Dallas. "That shouldn't be our problem, should it?"
Another passenger asked the reporter if they were "kidding."
"I just want to make sure I make my flight," added one traveler.
"I'm not sure that's going to happen."
A spokesman for the TSA -- who apparently declined to give their
name to the television station -- shrugged the incident off.
"That's the risk you take when you deal with technology."
Meanwhile, passengers were left stewing in a line that stretched
for several city blocks, until things finally shook loose in the
"It's the biggest crock of inefficiency," said Leonard Williams.
"Things should be better."
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