Does being well known also mean you get through airport security without the now-common pat down?
Not if you’re Henry Kissinger.
The former Secretary of State – and one of the most famous and recognized global statesmen – said he’s been patted down several times by airport security over the last few months.
But it doesn’t bother him in the slightest.
Rather, news reports today say that the 88-year old Nobel Peace Prize winner recently praised agents of the Federal Transportation Security Administration for their “professionalism” and “courtesy” while performing what he called “an important job” – that is, the patdown – when he was flying to Torontofrom New York.
This leads the security experts here at Veridin – no strangers to airport security measures – to ask a few questions.
Is the patdown really making a difference from a security perspective?
How do you find the right balance between expediting passenger screening and mitigating very real security threats?
Veridin’s next few blogs will take a closer look these and related airport security issues, including the heightened challenges facing hastened security personnel and frustrated passengers.
And we promise to move you through the main points faster than any security line at Pearson.