The most entertaining moment from my last trip through an LAX checkpoint was when the gentleman in front of me bent down to untie his shoes, which let his pants slip down below his gluteus d’maximus, and he reacted by doing absolutely nothing, in that hip-hoppy manner of young men who can’t bother to keep their britches on. Half the other travelers were amused; the other half repulsed.
Another TSA moment, frozen in time.
Transportation Security Administration issues, both amusing and repulsive, will be on the agenda of the Los Angeles Times Travel Show, Feb. 23-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. TSA spokesman Nico Melendez will be at the L.A. Times booth at 1 p.m. both days to bring travelers up to speed on changes in TSA policy, answer questions and, hopefully, demystify the agency’s often controversial procedures.
Among the topics the TSA spokesman will cover:
--Tips for getting through security faster, including the TSA PreCheck program. Such programs are now in 35 airports, with more to come.
--The change in TSA full-body screening machines. LAX machines were swapped out in September and October of last year. How are the new machines different? Melendez will have images of what the new machines purportedly reveal.