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…
I have never liked flying ever since the body scanners were implemented, I’ve driven everywhere unless, like on this trip, there is no other option.
So I forgot to take the sunscreen out of my carry on which shouldn’t be a big deal right? They found that and stole it and then they took me aside for a pat down which I thought would be fine. The guy went through the legal stuff “back of the hands blah blah blah.” And he was aparently new because he had a trainer with him who I complained to later. He went through the pat down and asked if I had any sensitive areas and I said yes and informed him that my balls were soar from traveling so please don’t touch them.
When he got to my groin he at first respected my wish and didn’t touch my balls but then the trainer told him he “needs to get up in there” and to “not be shy” so he grabbed my balls and I yelped a little in pain. After he massaged my man parts a few times he sent me on my way.
On the return flight during the pat down a man did respect my wish and skipped my balls although made a very awkward statement about my penis when he was back hand sliding my front parts or whatever they call it. Anyways, that was the last time I ever fly if I can help it….