YLWbased
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TSA baggage scanner broke down causes flight delay

Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:42 pm

So I'm stuck here in SPN right now due to "the break-down of the only TSA baggage scanner at the airport", the annoucement made 20mins ago was that they are grounding all departure until the scanner is fixed, which they estimated to be no less than 90mins.

I wonder how often does this happens in smaller US airports? And what if the scanner's fault takes days to be resolved? Do they just ground flights for days?

I'm amused as this is the first time I've encounter any kind of delay due to a malfunction baggage scanner.

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Re: TSA baggage scanner broke down causes flight delay

Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:47 pm

I was at BOS recently when the only scanner into the "Air Canada gates" broke down. They walked us in groups of about 9/10 across to another security area and then, after passing security, back via landside to the Air Canada gates making sure we didn't interact with any other pax or staff on our return journey.
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Re: TSA baggage scanner broke down causes flight delay

Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:53 pm

GCT64 wrote:
I was at BOS recently when the only scanner into the "Air Canada gates" broke down. They walked us in groups of about 9/10 across to another security area and then, after passing security, back via landside to the Air Canada gates making sure we didn't interact with any other pax or staff on our return journey.

We are already pass security, this seems to be the checked baggage scanner that is broken.
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Re: TSA baggage scanner broke down causes flight delay

Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:01 pm

Makes it harder for TSA folks to steal out of the bags with a broken scanner
 
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Re: TSA baggage scanner broke down causes flight delay

Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:03 am

smokeybandit wrote:
Makes it harder for TSA folks to steal out of the bags with a broken scanner


??

With no scanner, they’ll be hand screening all bags, thus the delay.
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