TSA Baggage: An Inside Look at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at America's Airports (Paperback)
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Scott Becker spent over 12 years working for the TSA at Chicago’s O’Hare airport and served it in numerous capacities, from baggage screener to manager. He brings to TSA Baggage a wealth of experience and stories that have something for everyone:
•Candid Cameos: Several stories in TSA Baggage feature appearances from celebrities, including Madeleine Albright, Patch Adams, and the Kardashians
•Behind-the-Scenes Look: For anyone who’s ever wondered what happens in the parts of airports hidden from a view or during a shift at a security check, this book provides first-hand accounts of the inner workings of airports and the people who keep them humming
•Laugh Track: Airports seem to attract the misguided, confused, and weird, and this provides for plenty of laughs, whether its passengers attempting to bring grenades in their luggage or trying to skip through security in a drunken tizzy
•Travel Warning: This book can also be a great guide to do’s and don’ts for all future travelers, with tips from someone who’s seen everything that can go right and wrong at an airport
Travel brings out the good, bad, and ugly in everyone, and TSA Baggage captures all of it for readers from a first-hand witness to the whole circus. Strap in and get ready for a great read.
About the Author
Scott Becker was a member of the first class of recruits for the Transportation Security Administration in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. He joined in November, 2002, at O’Hare International Airport. Despite a lengthy career in business, he started his tenure with the TSA as a baggage screener. He was quickly promoted to Acting Supervisor, Supervisor, and eventually Manager. He has extensive public speaking experience and continues to work in the field of conflict mediation, which he learned during his tenure at the TSA. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife.