Oleg Volk (olegvolk) wrote,
Oleg Volk
olegvolk

Airports: 1989 USSR vs. 2010 USA

I took my first flight on the way out of Russia. The airport "security" in Pulkovo, Leningrad in 1989 was less intrusive than in 2010 Nashville International. The checkpoint personnel were equally surly though.

By comparison, I don't even remember the security in 1989 Italy and the 1993 German airports were cheery and friendly by comparison. When your country's air travel compares unfavorably to the USSR, it just may be a cause for concern.

TSA doesn't want anyone to remark on their actions.
Tags: civil liberties, tsa
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