"I understand her side of it, and their side as well, but it is for our protection so I have no problems with it." (Gwen Washington,Killeen, Texas)
"It's unfortunate that that happened and she didn't get to fly ... but it makes me feel a little safer." (Emily Protine)
Ms. Hirschkind was also upset by those comments:
Hirschkind, though dismayed by these reactions from the flying public, remains determined to educate others that, contrary to the opinions of these travelers, TSA policy is not law.
Hirschkind had called ahead to the airport, inquiring about TSA procedures, explained her situation, and yet when she arrived, found things very different from what she was told earlier.
Opposition to TSA Pat-Down Leads to Austin Airport Arrest