For years, our “home” airport was LAX and dealing with the TSA agents there was slightly worse than a having a root canal — truly. I’d dread for days the thought of going through Security.
Now, our primary airport is Knoxville, and TSA people are generally kind, decent, and intelligent. We’ve found this to be true of the smaller airports we frequent. At the risk of sounding bigoted, in areas where minorities are in the majority, the TSA agents are worse — including turtle-like IQs.
Agreed. I fly out of Buffalo/Niagara at times and they are generally very cordial and efficient. Now on the other hand, I just flew out of San Diego and their security set up is one of the worst I have ever seen. Almost chaos as people waiting in line who had early flights were told to jump the line and when they did they were scolded for going under those lines strung between the polls! Just awful.