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My 24th December flight from Frankfurt

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Submitted by Sesh Simha (United States), Dec 28, 2009 at 11:45

I returned to Washington DC from Frankfurt (my trip originated in India) and was uneasy with the lack of security oversight for my flight. I went through the perfunctionary "did you pack your own bags?" routine with a bored airline rep.

I did have a pat-down from security (because of metal shirt buttons), but he completely missed my polythene ankle-foot orthosis, which I voluntarily disclosed.

All US bound flights, especially from vulnerable European airports like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Paris, should depart from a single controlled gate area. All passengers, especially nonresidents and the profile-worthy must be interviewed by TSA staff who have on-line access to the "watch" databases.

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