Daily Show Offers Screener Recruitment Advice to the TSA

The Daily Show offers a nickel’s worth of free advice to the TSA as they staff up to reduce lines that are so bad “if you’re planning on flying anywhere for vacation this summer, you should probably get in line now.”

If you need to find 6000 new people to get strangers to take their shoes off, just go on Craigslist. There are at least 6000 creeps that are into that.

Here’s what the TSA ID checker’s doodles on your paper boarding passes really are:

Meanwhile they do get a dig in at elite frequent flyers,

I’m a Platinum Medallion status member, no biggie it lets me upgrade to any seat that I want in the middle of a flight even if the seat’s taken they kick the other passenger out of the door of the plane and then at the terminal his widow has to carry my bags.

You do have to watch a brief commercial before the segment starts:

(HT: Ray W.)

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. @Gary – Fun fact: Riding business class on Amtrak means boarding before handicapped passengers, those with children, or anyone else for that matter. Even when there’s a separate car and therefore ostensibly no benefit to boarding early, this is the policy.

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