The TSA Is Definitely Not Wasting Money on Fancy Videos
Screen grab from the TSA's video. / TSA
The ad is almost cute — like an old driver’s ed video — but the TSA haters out there will most definitely see a conspiracy in the low-budget affair.
The TSA’s critics are populous and they are loud. Whether it’s invasive searches, Pre-Check lines, ominous VIPR teams, belt removal, or wasting money on controversial technology, there’s a lot that people chose to complain about.
Earlier this week, respondents in a survey conducted by Skift and Google Consumer Surveys revealed that only a quarter of U.S. population thought the TSA was doing a good job.
But one thing that both critics and supporters can agree on: The TSA is not blowing its budget on expensive videos to promote its expanding Pre-Check program.
As even the most die-hard critic can see from the video below, the agency is keeping things simple in its effort to explain how Pre-Check works. According to a TSA spokeswoman, the agency used staffers and family members instead of professional actors, and “internal staff wrote, filmed, and edited it.”