I used to work airport security.. TSA is basically a joke.. they make minimum wage - what do you expect for that? You have bargain basement security personel with zero training and you will get what you pay for.. I actually worked for Wayne county and my job was to run security at all the gates going into secured areas, all the doors going into secure areas, the perimeter of the terminals and if there was an incident then it was our job to lock down all access to a certain area, etc. I think back then security was a little better.. I might still be doing it but Wayne county saw us as un-necessary overhead and cut us laying off alot of people.. we always considered the people running the xray machines as scabs of the security industry and not very proficient at their job.. maybe since 911 they have improved that but I doubt it.. I have seen a few airports around the world and let me tell you other than Cuba, which was a runway (for take off and landing) and some tin and Dallas Fort Worth which is a joke - Detroit Metro is a sesspool of the airline industry.. Oh yeah and oh boy Northwest is about to declare bankruptcy again.. What a joke.. I flew American to PV and I tried to upgrade to first class and you know what they told me - no unless you have miles??!?!?!? I said what?!??!? You won't take my money? What a joke. I said next time you need the government to bail you out I am voting against it. Also wtf is the deal with no meals on any flights? MFP.. Not even peanuts! They used to have some half ass meal and now nothing - a no "frills" flight - fug that.. complete bs.. A mfr has to eat.. I hate airlines, air travel, airports and anything related - I drive whenever possible and avoid the airlines at all costs.. I am not too sure about their maintenance either - I know they try anything and everything to cost cut that shiiit too - um hello this is 200 people's lives - tell MacGyver to go home, put the tin foil, duct tape and bubble gum away and fix it right!