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. 4 Philadelphia (PHL)

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They may not be sleeping on the job, but a TSA agent at Philadelphia’s airport found another way to alleviate workplace boredom—and tarnish the staff’s reputation. In 2010, as a college student passed through security, a security agent confronted her, claiming he’d found a baggie filled with a white substance inside her carry-on. When she panicked, the screener (who was later fired) admitted he was “just kidding.”

Most Annoying Airport Security Checkpoints

No. 4 Philadelphia (PHL)

They may not be sleeping on the job, but a TSA agent at Philadelphia’s airport found another way to alleviate workplace boredom—and tarnish the staff’s reputation. In 2010, as a college student passed through security, a security agent confronted her, claiming he’d found a baggie filled with a white substance inside her carry-on. When she panicked, the screener (who was later fired) admitted he was “just kidding.”

© Andre Jenny / Alamy
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