Storified and Non-Storified Content (Round 2)

Since I’m currently in the throws of planning a wedding 500 miles away from where I live, I’ve done a whole bunch of traveling recently. Back and forth, back and forth. The airport is a fascinating place, and one which I think could definitely be a candidate for a story. Specifically, I’m thinking about going through security, and how that process has changed over the years. Interestingly enough, even though TSA has very specific guidelines for this process, it really does change depending on the airport you are in. For example, a small terminal in the Dallas/Fort Worth airport had much more lax security than Logan Airport in Boston. And to complicate matters further, some security checkpoints have the whole body scanners (see below) and some only have regular metal detectors. I could see this being an interesting subject to try to storify!

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5 thoughts on “Storified and Non-Storified Content (Round 2)”

  1. As a former employee of a major airline who once worked behind the scene at the airport several years ago I would look forward to your story just to see what has changed. Security in small airports were always the most interesting.

  2. As you do these, also start to think of the mode in which you could tell a story. One is to tell ti from a different (or multiple perspective), ir even from the point of view you do not expect– e.g. maybe what that scanner has to say about what it “sees”. Or maybe a story approach that would help better facilitate the navigation of lines. Or what would help people better get through the unpeeling of luggage and allowed/unallowed items (I feel sorry for those agents that have to yell out the instructions every 10 minutes).

    I have to admit I like the small airports; the agents tend to be more sociable.

  3. Great idea Dan! I think this information has been presented in several ways before though instructional videos, brochures, online instructions, and those TSA agents yelling, but I have yet to see it presented in the form of a story. Would you use a video to tell the story? Images? Would it be representative of the larger airport or the smaller airport model?

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