- Report: #95428
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Fort Lauderdale International Airport - NTA SECURITY
Fort Lauderdale International Airport - NTA SECURITYFt Lauderdale Int'l Airport Fort Lauderdale, Florida U.S.A.
Fort Lauderdale International Airport NTA SECURITY NTSB Security VERY RUDE and DEMEANING INDIVIDUALS. Rip-off! Fort Lauderdale Florida
*Consumer Comment: A Scary Thought
*Consumer Comment: go to another airport in the area
*Consumer Comment: Why ID doesn't matter
*Consumer Comment: Bushwackers????
*Consumer Comment: Airports are run by n**i's
*Consumer Comment: LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS FAIR..GET OVER IT
*Consumer Comment: half and half - Everybody makes mistakes. When your in an airport it's very important to keep an eye on your things.
*Consumer Suggestion: send someone to the snack shop
*Consumer Comment: please don't fly again... if you lost your wallet, why would you decide to travel without it?
*Consumer Comment: You are a JERK
*Consumer Comment: There are so many things wrong with this - I don't even know where to begin
*Consumer Comment: Please Never Fly Again... I won't have to be inconvienced by the likes of you.
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Then all of sudden here comes this dopey NTSB security guard as I approach the gate to get my wallet, "sir, you need to produce a photo ID before entering." I told him SEVEN times over that I left my wallet and ID in the snack shop. This quack did NOT believe me. I practically had to start screaming at the top of my lungs to get him to realize how important this was if in the event my wallet got stolen.
He then flagged down a airport security guard. This guard asked me a few questions confirming my identity, went away for about 10 minutes, came back, and looked at this monkey-faced guard and said to him, with booming authority, "let him through. Now. We checked him out and he's clean." Old monkey-face then said "but, but..." to the guard and this burly guard raised him voice and said "who's YOUR supervisor?"... and only then was I able to pass through...I got my wallet and ID (luckily nothing was stolen)...and the guard's name. His supervisor did get a letter of thanks for his cooperation. Luckily for monkey-face, I did not miss my cruise but I suffered significant embarrassment, as my wife thought I was lost since I was gone for more than 45 minutes.
This whole "Patriot Act" thing may be part of the way to reduce terror, but what do they think by stopping people (innocent people) and asking them a thousand questions? I felt violated and humiliated. It just wasn't right. I am sick of all these stupid measures for airport security. Who takes off their shoes? I think airport security is just a wee bit paranoid...but if that is what it takes, I will never fly again.
Violated and Humiliated
Somewhere in, Florida
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/18/2004 10:36 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Fort-Lauderdale-International-Airport-NTA-SECURITY/Fort-Lauderdale-Florida/Fort-Lauderdale-International-Airport-NTA-SECURITY-NTSB-Security-VERY-RUDE-and-DEMEANING-I-95428. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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