If you're afraid a TSA agent might bungle your screening when you fly somewhere this summer, maybe you should do what John Klapproth did when he was traveling from Seattle to Anchorage recently.
Travelers love to complain about the TSA, and even though the agency assigned to protect America's transportation systems claims to listen, most of us know better.
If you look enviously at the TSA Pre-Check line whenever you're at the airport — where pre-cleared air travelers breeze through the checkpoint without having to be scanned, remove their shoes or face a humiliating "enhanced" pat-down — then join the club.
Like most infrequent air travelers, Vicki Burton just wants to get through security without causing a scene. So on a recent flight from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Miami, she obediently stepped into the airport's full-body scanner, held her arms up, and waited for the agent to wave her through.
It started like it always does, just a few moments before I arrived at the airport. Except this time, the symptoms felt exponentially worse.
Michelle Dunaj, the terminally ill passenger who claims TSA agents in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport botched her pat-down, drew a visceral reaction from travelers with the humiliating details of her screening.