As a frequent traveler (US and International) after every negative TSA experience, I thnk “I wonder which airport has the worst TSA employees?” Today, after a trip originating at the San Diego airport where I experienced the usual apathy/incompetence that accounts for an average wait time of 20 minutes…regardless of how many people are in front of you (middle-aged TSA agents laughing and joking with each other rather than realizing the line is backing-up because there is a wheelchair assist etc) and broke down to see if there is a website where average travelers can actually hold TSA and airports accountable. This site was the closest, so here’s a suggestion: Is there a way you can add a survey/quiz to this blog to ask readers to rate the worst TSA by airport? This would be interesting…
Stay the hell away from Albuquerque N M.
We had a TSA precheck and were told we did not need to take our shoes off. The agent said I had lied about having an artificial knee, so he would have to do a full body check, but not now, so we stood there for what seemed a long time.
I asked to see a supervisor and when he showed up he apologized
for the hassle, then left.I felt sorry for the supervisor I think he does this every day. we then stood there for a while doing nothing.
Then he said we needed to do the body inspection which took more time.
After that he said I could file a complaint if I wanted to. Like it would do any good.
He hassled my partner as well, but she found a better agent.
Be careful these agents will lie to give you a hard time.
Travel quite a bit for business. Here are my thoughts based on exp.
SEATAC-They try to be efficient, rough around the edges
PHX – Friendly but apathetic – long line with agents standing around
Manhatten – Can be rude, but try to get people through
ONT – In California – friendly – small airport- easy to get through
Orlando – Grade A assholes with an attitude – chokepoints in lines. Give conflicting directions or no directions and then openly gripes to customers. Most likely root cause is crappy leadership from above that creates a toxic work enviroment.
They dumped out my backpack & my underwear flew out everywhere. Suspicious package? My bag of Twizzler’s licorice
Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport
I have endured:
Attempts to steal my jewerly
Fondling and holding up my panties repeatedly (male guard) to purposely embarrass me
Outright sexual assault
Abusive language in general
Purposely unfolding my interview suits and then balling them up so that I would not have anything to wear at the next destination
Attempted framing of weapons in carry on bag