No arrival two hours before takeoff. No metal detectors or baggage scanners. No “3-1-1” liquid rule for carry on items. Just arrive, board and take off.
It’s difficult to imagine simply walking through an airport terminal without the security measures we’ve all become accustomed to. It was these extra security measures that assured travelers it was safe to return to the skies in late 2001, but the majority of frequent travelers scoff at the long lines, the intrusive pat-downs and the overall hassle of adding time to each trip.
So what type of security would you prefer – the uninhibited “security” of 1965 or the complex security measures we have in place in 2013? Is the freedom of a pre-TSA process worth potentially sacrificing your safety in the air? Vote in the poll to the right and also share your feedback in the comments box below.
Also, you can view other travelers’ opinions on FlyerTalk.