Most Annoying Airport Security Checkpoints
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Most Annoying Airport Security Checkpoints

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T+L’s reader survey revealed the U.S. airports with the most annoying security checkpoints—and inspired us to investigate further.

No. 1 Los Angeles (LAX)

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LAX is plagued by a number of issues that can slow security, from celebrities who feel they can flaunt the rules to a huge volume of international travelers (roughly 25 percent). But one of the most alarming trends is the smuggling of contraband items past security: everything from a guy with live snakes down his pants to 40,000 tabs of counterfeit Viagra.

Most Annoying Airport Security Checkpoints

No. 1 Los Angeles (LAX)

LAX is plagued by a number of issues that can slow security, from celebrities who feel they can flaunt the rules to a huge volume of international travelers (roughly 25 percent). But one of the most alarming trends is the smuggling of contraband items past security: everything from a guy with live snakes down his pants to 40,000 tabs of counterfeit Viagra.

Anthony Dunn / Alamy
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