Loews hotels partner with TSA


As we’ve noted repeatedly about the TSA program called Pre-Check, not only is it the embodiment of “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others,” but it doesn’t guarantee participants expedited screening. Nor scan-free nor grope-free nor hassle-free travel.

Nevertheless, people are still hopping on board, desperately hoping to escape the abuse that their fellow travelers endure.

So no surprise that other businesses are getting in on the act. The Loews Hotel chain is now “partnering” with the TSA and DHS to enroll people in Pre-Check. If you’re a frequent flyer and frequent hotel guest, you can get the $100 extortion enrollment fee waived. In other words, Loews is doing the TSA’s dirty work for them.

But that’s life.

As is so often the case, one of the most pernicious effects of authoritarianism is that it enlists its victims as complicit in their own abuse.

Watch for other hotels, resorts, car rental companies, who-knows-what-else to join the fun.

Happy Trails!

(Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/vxla)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002152481201 TestJeff Pierce

    Perhaps one of the jean companies will enroll people for free when they buy Elastic Waistband / EZ Unzip style jeans?

    Plastic surgeons can add this to their reconstructive breast surgery bills?

    Even Adult Depends diapers can get in the act…..

    • Dazymae

      No, Depends cannot do anything to protect their customers from the blue gloves. Depends are like a magnet to the Bozos in Blue.

  • Richy Rich

    It’s only a matter of time before the US becomes a total fascist state.

  • Daisiemae

    I am so happy I can trust our nation’s safety and security to Loews Hotels. I know Loews Hotels would never put their own profit above our security. With Loews well-trained professional security experts vetting Trusted Travelers, there’s no way a terrorist could slip through. I can now sleep soundly at night knowing that Loews is keeping America safe.

    Although I will not be doing any of that sleeping at a Loews Hotel since I can’t afford it. Hmm….does that mean that my plane will blow up since I don’t have the Loews stamp of approval? Or does that mean that I will now have to strip naked and have cavity searches since I can’t afford to stay at Loews?

    Too bad it’s not Hilton giving this benefit away. I received gold membership with Hilton after opening a credit card. I wonder if Loews has a credit card? I’d be happy to open a credit card with Loews if it would mean I wouldn’t be sexually assaulted by TSA.

    Maybe Loews should roll out a new advertising campaign:

    Attention TSA porn stars! Sick and tired of sexual assaults? Stay with Loews and keep TSA’s hands out of your pants!

    I think the other hotels will go out of business.

  • cjr001

    It’s only a matter of time before a hotel or another business simply enrolls somebody – or hands over their entire customer database – without permission.