TSA Junior Officer
Have you ever heard of such a thing?? This sticker is what my daughters got when they were “randomly chosen for further inspection” after going through security last week at Austin’s airport.
No, they weren’t patted down. But they were put in a little glass box type thing. Maya was the chosen one, actually, but Maura made the mistake of following her big sis into the box, and the TSA agent made her stay there. She was not happy about that, to say the least.
The agent asked them to stand very still and swabbed their hands with some wipes. I was behind them, outside of the box, so I couldn’t see exactly what was going on, but I think that was it. Very strange. We quickly put on our shoes, grabbed our bags, and were on our way. Oh, and they each got that sticker pictured above for cooperating. This little token of appreciation did NOT make up for how nervous the entire experience made them, however, which was just hastened by a delayed flight and terrible turbulence on the plane. I’m all about following security measures, but do a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old really need further inspection?