An article in today's USA today. http://travel.usatoday.com/destinat...ches-more-rigorous-at-small-airports/657778/1 Since the question was asked in a national newspaper, I thought I might provide a observation, or two from a small, downstate Illinois airport - PIA I know a couple of the TSA agents personally, one whom I worked with when she was employed by a PSAP I do business with. We greet each other by first name when she is the preliminary agent looking at IDs and boarding passes. She'll look through me, as I'm sure most TSA agents in that position do, but when she sees my mug and name on the Illinois Drivers license, she'll look up and say hi, calling me by my first name, and I reply with hers. All well so far. But the free ride through PIA usually ends there for me. Four full tubs of computers, jacket, cap, shoes, and everything metal, including my metal frame glasses, hoping I don't forget something and through the magnetometer I go. From there I rarely get to reclaim my stuff, put it away, it just sits there on the scanned side of the Xray machine. My carry on is always opened and I have to re-pack it. Thats ok, lots of chargers, wires, camera, that sort of stuff that anyone of us just love to have sitting open. I'm a rather ofter flier thru PIA, but that doesn't matter. It's that machine that supposedly looks at/through you, then over to where the pat down begins. "Arms out, palm up, "where ya going today" . Then either because they don't like my looks, or I didn't speak properly, or I walk funny, (Not the first time I've ever heard that) the back of the hands search starts. Whether I did something wrong, or was, 'randomly' selected, or 'we're training a new guy today' the groping goes on. I just love it that they ask if I would please lift my pants leg, as if the mattered one little bit if I were to say no. All the while trying to keep an eye on your stuff. So yeah, it ain't easy going through small airports like this one. I can't remember the last time I haven't received a back hand massage for all to watch. And always ending with "Have a nice trip." Good thing I learned long long ago, and instilled it in my kids, "You can think it, but you better not say it." That adage works well with TSA. Just my 2¢ worth.