Amid concerns over radiation from scanners, civil lawsuits over pat-downs, and general ineptitude on the part of TSA airport personnel, one Florida airport has thrown in the towel. Orlando Sanford International Airport has announced that it will opt out of the TSA’s screening program.
The TSA program was indeed a pilot program and not mandatory. Orlando is seriously a tourist destination that cannot afford the backlash caused by the TSA. Many Europeans who go to DisneyWorld have said they will not go if it involves having their kids groped. And a lot of kids go through Orlando. This is momentous because now it means other airports are watching and will be under pressure to do the same, especially if it saves money. Disney is behind this, I’m sure of it. Let’s see where it leads.
Note this is not the BIG airport, but Sanford where International Charters and Iceland Air go to.