Is it any surprise to anyone that in addition to the extra screening at airport security, my check-through bag was searched AGAIN? This is our tax dollars at work, people... three extensive searches of the same guy, who happens not only to be employed BY the government (granted, no guarantee of trustworthiness, but still), but also to be on a DOD trusted list. And what's with this idea that having to change flights makes me more likely to be a terrorist? This represents the stupidest logic ever. EVER. Really. Okay, so let's put ourselves in the mind of a terrorist for a second and pretend we want to cause some sort of plane-related destruction. Clearly, our best course of action is to buy a ticket for a flight other than the one we intend to target, in the hope that circumstances beyond our control will force us to switch to precisely the flight we want. That, or maybe they think that having to change flights makes a traveler disgruntled enough that they plan to use the chemicals or explosives they brought with them... remember, this same person was about to coast through security without extra screening, had their flight not been changed involuntarily. Anything security finds on them in this extra screening was ALREADY THERE WHEN THEY ENTERED THE DAMN AIRPORT. Whoever makes these policies at the TSA is the world's biggest moron - including everyone who's ever appeared on "Jackass", "The Simple Life", or "Penn & Teller's Bullshit". "Dur, let's single out the people LEAST likely to be terrorists for extra screening!" Brilliant plan, guys.
And that's really all I've got for you. I suppose the upside of having to change airlines for the return trip is that I get two different in-flight magazines with two sets of puzzles. Whoopee.