John Juarez, ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN (The Medford Real Estate Team)

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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I rarely fly and in all sincerity John Juarez I think the TSA, as it is today, is way overblown. I would be fine with the TSA being scaled way, way back.

Jan 12, 2019 02:05 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Well, a few years ago I flew to Seattle with my stun gun (taser) in my handbag! I'm so used to 'seeing it' there that it didn't dawn on me to remove it before flying. I wasn't stopped going either way with a full staff of TSA employees!

So, now, I'm not the least bit nervous!

Jan 12, 2019 02:37 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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No flying until Wednesday January 30th myself, hopefully the federally compensated airport workers will be "happy" by that time.

Jan 12, 2019 11:53 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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No, but if I did have that in my plans, then YES, I absolutely would. TSA is a waste, IMHO. It would be easier if we are were required to travel naked!

Jan 12, 2019 02:35 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Not plannong any trips .. however I would not be fearful to fly.

Jan 12, 2019 03:25 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

We won't be flying any time soon but I'm surprised to hear that TSA employees are working elsewhere during the shutdown. 

I read an article today that anyone who works under Department of Homeland Security (which includes TSA) was prohibited from doing so.

Also read that those affected received paychecks on December 28th so the first missed paycheck was yesterday so do not understand why they called in sick and worked elsewhere.

 

 

Jan 12, 2019 02:20 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Well lets see; I traveled with a pocket knife in my carry on for an entire summer (2010) before it was taken from me. I had forgotten it was in my briefcase, and TSA didn't spot it fort almost 9 flights across 3 months. 

I feel safe.

Jan 12, 2019 12:16 PM
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Ken Jones
Realty ONE Group Central - Freehold, NJ
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John Juarez First of all, I've been flying around the country on a regular basis since 1965 and to a number of different countries since 1970.

I've never taken my safety for granted. But, I'm certainly not concerned about whether or not some TSA agent is getting paid.

As far as I'm concerned, the TSA is a total waste of taxpayer dollars. Security they provide is minimal, at best. It's not the fault of the TSA folks at the airports; it's the faulty system they're a part of.

All that said, whether I'm flying or not has more to do with my satisfaction, or lack thereof, with the manner in which airlines treat me as a passenger rather than the quality of the TSA.

Jan 12, 2019 12:06 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I'm not flying anywhere... have not ever been convinced that all that TSA checking really keeps me safer.

Jan 12, 2019 11:42 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I have no plans, but if I did, I'd feel as safe or unsafe as usual. I read something yesterday (I think in AARP but I'm not sure where) that the TSA hasn't ever stopped a terrorist and the failure rate for testing (to see if they'd catch someone) is over 90%. I'll have to find the article again. 

That being said, if I was traveling soon, I'm sure I'd run into more delays than usual, and more cranky people than usual. I'm glad I'm not going anywhere.

Jan 12, 2019 01:02 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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No plans.

Jan 12, 2019 12:12 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am not John.

Jan 12, 2019 01:11 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Not flying until February.  Hopefully this craziness will be resolved by then!

Jan 12, 2019 04:34 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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John Juarez I am not planning on flying anywhere.

Jan 12, 2019 02:36 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Only with Ozzy!

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TSA = worthless as gun control.
Air traffic controllers are another thing entirely.

Jan 12, 2019 01:42 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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California in February, and yes I'll feel safe

Jan 12, 2019 01:01 PM
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Jennifer Hunter
House Hunters of Magnolia Homestead Realty - Ocala, FL
Residential Realtor serving Marion County

Yes. Flying to Austin in Feb. Hopefully everythng is better by then but if not, I think I will still feel ok. I take xanax to fly so in fact, I will feel great! 

Jan 13, 2019 03:40 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I am not flying anywhere anytime soon.  I do not believe I would feel any less safe. I 've had more issues with an underwire bra than anything else. 

Jan 12, 2019 05:55 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

No plans of flying at this moment.

Jan 12, 2019 04:00 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
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I have no plans in the near future. 

Jan 12, 2019 03:05 PM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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Just spoke with one of my colleagues - they decided to drive from Washington State to Southern California instead of trying to fly for this reason, and of course all the other reasons why flying isn't fun anymore.

Jan 12, 2019 02:24 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Keeping it local and safe....BTW...everyone is getting paid not just now

Jan 12, 2019 01:54 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Jan 12, 2019 01:33 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I am not planning on flying. 

I do wonder how long this shutdown will last. 

Jan 12, 2019 01:18 PM
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Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

No plans, but we flew to Florida for Christmas and I did not fear for anything then either.  

Jan 12, 2019 01:17 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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I'm not in love with the fact that our daughter is flying this week......

Jan 12, 2019 12:55 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Nope- I don't fly.

Jan 12, 2019 12:47 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I never feel safe flying.

All it takes is one more display of incompetence and I fear I will go off on someone.

A 400 pounder overflowing the adjacent seat, the forward seat reclined and the one more thing would be "Shut off your phone" from the girlie who can have you arrested upon landing.

Jan 12, 2019 12:24 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I do not have plans until next month so no worries.

Jan 12, 2019 12:11 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

No I am not planning on flying for a while, let us know if you are? Endre

 

Jan 12, 2019 09:33 PM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

I don't plan on  flying in the next few days..Great question..I never thought about it..Not sure..Maybe if I had to..I would..If it could wait, then I would..

Jan 12, 2019 04:36 PM
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Steve Williamson
CIR Realty - Calgary, AB
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I use the Nexus pass when traveling and usually get no hassles from TSA and fast check in

Jan 12, 2019 03:04 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

it's not so much flying out that's a problem....I'm more concerned about who is flying in and planning a terrorist attack.... our security is compromised...

Jan 12, 2019 02:52 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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John,

No plans today, but given our biz, we may be... A

Jan 12, 2019 01:06 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I'm not planning on flying anywhere but I do have family that is. I think that there is risk involved in everything we do & that some risky activities increase your risk of death. I feel like the odds are high that people flying will be safe. Your chance of dying in a car accident is much greater. 

Jan 13, 2019 09:02 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I'm not worried and don't think it will affect flying much at all. I also had a little pocket knife in my computer backpack that I flew at least 6 times with (unknowingly) before they saw it on the screen and made me remove it.

Jan 13, 2019 01:57 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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No plans to go on any big trips this month.

Jan 12, 2019 10:25 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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No, school.

Jan 20, 2019 08:50 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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No plans to travel.

Jan 20, 2019 07:21 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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I am not going anywhere and i hope both my children keep their feet on the ground for a few more days

Jan 13, 2019 07:35 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I am solely responsible for my safety.  TSA's existance or lack there of does not impact me.

Jan 13, 2019 07:22 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No I'm not but wouldn't be concerned if I was.

Jan 13, 2019 02:31 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

No plans to fly this week. My husband probably will be and honestly I don't give it a second thought. We're safe.

Jan 13, 2019 10:59 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Not sure if I would but will be flying in February so they better have it work out by then

 

Jan 13, 2019 09:34 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Europe.  Flying economy class is very tiresome.

Jan 13, 2019 07:17 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I have no plans to fly in the near future.

Jan 13, 2019 06:33 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I sure wish, i need to be somewhere warmer. AND yes I would feel safe. I think they both need to meet in the middle. 

Jan 13, 2019 05:03 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Will be flying in the next few weeks and do not presently have any concerns!

Jan 13, 2019 04:08 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Between TSA and air traffic controllers, NO, and glad I have no travels planned.

Jan 17, 2019 02:38 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I flew last weekend and already all the TSA workers were grumbling and looked very angry. Today I heard on the news a gun got through on an international flight. No, I WOULD NOT feel overly safe. 

Jan 14, 2019 01:07 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No and no

Jan 14, 2019 04:51 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I dont think the TSA is really all that... now they check snacks... wth

I would feel safer if they were more concerned with the luggage and cargo in the bottom of the plane.

most of this is just a controlled experiment in how much we will take. 

 

Jan 14, 2019 12:39 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Yes, why not? One of my family members left LAX today to Europe. We anticipated delays, but everything went timely. 

Jan 14, 2019 12:09 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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No flying scheduled

Jan 13, 2019 06:38 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No plans.

Jan 13, 2019 06:30 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jan 13, 2019 03:34 AM