Welcome aboard but don't change a thing. Cheryl Hailstrom, the CEO of Lakeland Wonders, a manufacturer of high-quality wooden toys, is the first person outside the Swensen family to hold the top job. But she's not a stranger to this year-old company: She'd been the COO of one of its largest customers and had worked with Lakeland to develop many best-selling products.
February 27, For some 15 years, airport security has become steadily more invasive. There are ever more checkpoints, ever more requests for documents as you make your way from the airport entrance to the airplane. Passengers adapt to the new changes as they come.
But my latest flight to Mexico, originating in Atlanta, presented all passengers with something I had never seen before. We had already been through boarding pass checks, passport checks, scanners, and pat downs.
At the gate, each passenger had already had their tickets scanned and we were all walking on the jet bridge to board. This time was different. Halfway down the jetbridge, there was a new layer of security.
Two US Marshals, heavily armed and dressed in dystopian-style black regalia, stood next to an upright machine with a glowing green eye. Every passenger, one by one, was told to step on a mat and look into the green scanner.
It was scanning our eyes and matching that scan with the passport, which was also scanned yet again. Like everyone else, I complied. What was my choice? I guess I could have turned back at the point, decline to take the flight I had paid for, but it would be unclear what would then happen. After standing there for perhaps 8 seconds, the machine gave the go signal and I boarded.
I talked to a few passengers about this and others were just as shaken by the experience. They were reticent even to talk about it, as people tend to be when confronted with something like this.
I wrote friends who travel internationally and none said they had ever seen anything like this. I will tell you how it made me feel: But surveilling and permissioning American citizens as they leave their own country, even as they are about to board, is something else.
Where is the toggle switch that would have told the machine not to let me board, and who controls it?
How prone is it to bureaucratic error? What happens to my scan now and who has access to it? I find nothing about it. But I find nothing.
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