ERNEST WADE, LOGANVILLE
Bad experience with Atlanta TSA
Every time I fly out of Atlanta, it’s an experience with the security line. I had polio, and because of post-polio syndrome, I have to wear a brace when I walk a lot. Never knowing what I will encounter at the airport, I wear my brace. When security was first put in, there was a line dedicated to those with handicaps or issues such as joint replacements. However, that is no longer the case. Most of the agents are rude and unsympathetic. I always state I can’t take my shoes off but one agent insisted I take one of my shoes off (one without the brace) then got mad because I had to lean on the machine and set it off. Another made me pull up my pants leg right in the line so she could see the brace. Some of my friends said, get a wheelchair. I tried that a couple of times. Once an agent asked me, couldn’t I walk? The Atlanta agents are the worst.
BARBARA REYNOLDS, PEACHTREE CORNERS