So I was flying out of my home airport, Portland International, this morning. First had to head through security – luckily with my TSA PreCheck, so I could fly through security in front of all of the other regular travelers. It’s faster, right?
Umm, no. Not that the two TSA PreCheck lines weren’t going fast. But the other lines nearest the PreCheck lines had TSA agents screaming (naturally – their default behavior) that the lane was a “Throw and go” lane. Remove nothing from your bag (like your liquids and such), leave your shoes and coats on, and just put your phone in your bag, then walk through the magnetometer. Not even the fancy new porno-scanners – just the regular magnetometer.
So basically TSA PreCheck is now the same security as every other TSA line, at least at Portland International. And like TSA PreCheck, the general public only went through the porno-scanner when they set off the magnetometer.
What the hell, TSA?