For John, BLUF: How is it for cruise ships? Nothing to see here; just move along.
TSA Increasing the risk to travelers?
A gaggle of Economists have calculated that the intrusive nature of TSA screening at airports puts off enough people that the increase in highway traffic results in 500 more deaths each year.
Yes, 500 isn't much, and spread over a year is probably not noticeable, but it is the equivalent of a couple of shuttles between Boston and DC.
This idea that travelers avoid airports seems real to me. A few years back our company was teamed with a company out of King of Prussia, PA, and I was the representative for our firm. I commuted to King of Prussia from Lowell, Massachusetts every week. Did it once by air and once by car and from then on did it by train. Not that much longer and a lot less hassle. A lot less TSA security theater.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff