Wednesday, June 23, 2004

More False Information From TSA

It appears several airlines and reservation systems have quietly done the bidding of the TSA, giving contractors info such as phone numbers, credit card numbers, and health information without asking permission from travelers or even informing them.

Wired News: More False Information From TSA

6 Comments:

Blogger finou said...

That's all kind scary...
maybe I shouldn't fly anymore.

6/24/2004 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger acg said...

Well, there's always amtrak.

6/24/2004 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger finou said...

I don't think that's really an option for going to CA but it's not bad for stuff in the Northeast...

6/24/2004 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger acg said...

OK, I just checked Amtrak's site. You CAN take the train from Boston to CA, but it takes a while to get there! You have to change trains once in Chicago and it costs $260. If you want a sleeper, I would suggest buying your ticket in advance.

6/24/2004 09:25:00 PM  
Blogger acg said...

Oops. It's $260 if you wanted to leave, say, tomorrow. If you planned ahead, it's just $166. Still not as confusing as airfares, though!

6/24/2004 09:30:00 PM  
Blogger acg said...

I know Amtrak says you're supposed to have a picture ID with you, but I've never had anyone actually look at it. Their increased security mainly consists of checking to see if you have a ticket before getting on the train if it's going to DC. Otherwise, you can still buy the ticket on the train. Actually, I have seen people do this for trains going to DC too, so I guess they're not too strict about it. Personally, I don't see why they don't just buy a ticket from one of the kiosks before they get on the train; it's cheaper and takes like 30 seconds.

6/24/2004 09:39:00 PM  

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