Flying When Trans
Everyone has an aspect about the airport and flying in general that gets to them. It’s an involved process that we all have to experience at some point. But what is it like for the transgender community when traveling at the airport and what sort of precautions can be taken should an issue arise? The writer of this guest post shares with us her perspective when flying. She lives in New York and is a recent law school graduate with her own blog, Transgenderless. Follow her on Twiiter @Transgenderless and like her on Facebook here.
Long lines. Irritable passengers. And not-so-nice airport employees. They all add up to a very unpleasant traveling experience at the airport. Throw a trans person into the mix, and I think a have a recipe to explain why I always have this fear that some Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) agent will scrounge up a reason to make my time at the airport a nightmare.
On our way to Italy!
Layover in Toronto airport lounge. With free self serve booze. Yesssss.