Just another reason why TSA shouldn’t be unionized.
This morning, my brother, a doctor, drove from his home near Lake Tahoe to the Sacramento airport to catch a commuter flight to San Francisco Airport, where he had another flight to catch.
He, along with hundreds of other people, missed their commuter flights because Sacramento TSA didn’t show up for work today. They apparently had a single person working to screen for all flights. The line was ridiculous.
I found out about this when he called me to ask whether or not the local public-transit train system (BART) allowed long-term parking, because he’d just driven from Sacramento all the way to Concord in order to hop the train to San Francisco airport. Amazingly, I think he’ll make it in time to board his flight out of San Francisco.
(When working for a legal courier service, I once drove from Sacramento to downtown San Francisco in 45 minutes flat. I’m sure my brother performed a similar feat today. Neither one of us have any professional speed-driver training, but our dad raced in Germany while he was in the Air Force, so maybe there’s some genetic carryover or something. Or maybe it’s just that the average Californian practices driving really fast on the freeway every day.)