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  1. Anonymous
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    I actually ran into that at SFO yesterday while boarding a UA flight to FRA. The gate agent made an announcement that they’d be checking passports and boarding passes, and some TSA agent indeed checked some (but not all) passports. What a hassle — I had stuffed mine back into my carry-on, pulled it out, and then didn’t need it. And after the boarding pass scanner in the jetway was one of those folding tables where another TSA agent was searching for contraband.

    You really have to wonder why. Aren’t they basically implying that their scanners/searches/ID checks at the entrance to the sterile area aren’t sufficient?