TSA gets failing grades from frequent flyers

Eighty-seven percent of frequent flyers think that the Transportation Security Administration is doing either a poor or fair job in performing security screenings at the nation´s airports, according to a new survey of frequent flyers conducted by Frequent Business Traveler magazine in partnership with FlyerTalk.

The survey found that the typical American frequent flyer continues to hold the TSA in low regard, with 71.9 percent of respondents indicating the TSA´s screening procedures are either not effective or not too effective at preventing acts of terrorism on an aircraft, an increase of 4.9 percentage points from 2014 and 6.4 from 2013.

In contrast, only 20.8 percent indicated the procedures are somewhat effective, 5.5 percent said very effective, and 1.9 percent said extremely effective.

A total of 2,129 respondents took part in the online survey conducted from August 21 through September 24.

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