Gosh, I’m really sorry to hear about how upset the pilots are that they’re subjected to the same indignities as the people who punch their meal ticket. God knows, I’ve never felt that way.
The association says it has received “complaints from pilots who are finding the screening process increasingly annoying, often demeaning and in some cases so enraging that they find themselves unable to properly focus on their duties when they get to their cockpit shortly thereafter.”
It totally sucks, but hey, at least they get to go to the front of the line and not wait up to two hours just to be harrassed and subjected to the “demeaning” searches. I’d say I sympathise, but I’d be lying. Empathy, sure, sympathy… well… sorry. I also love how the pilot’s association is trying to spin it into a safety issue.
Life sucks. I have to deal with similar situations daily, and I suck it up. Deal with it, or find another career.