I just left BUF for IAD Tuesday. I arrived at the check-in counter 7 minutes before boarding time(!), and although the line was very long, the TSA were very efficient. I made the flight. Something tells me this is very airport dependent though, every time I go through BUF the TSA are very nice, BWI I could say otherwise...
I agree. I use BWI
all the time and I was very impressed with the staff for about a year after 9/11. Then I guess many of the very solid TSA
agents got bored and left. Now there is a crop of people that often times look younger and very bored. I'm not saying they do a bad job, but you can tell a difference in their blah attitudes and thoroughness. Lot's of BS
'ing amongst each other and not really paying attention to their jobs.
I also use Buffalo frequently and feel the staff there is much more thorough, professional and seem to enjoy their jobs. I think the smaller city has a lot to do with it. Also the pool of skilled applicants for a relatively small number of jobs. In Buffalo, being a TSA
agent is a top notch job.....in Baltimore (which has many more agents) you get the feeling it's not a real attractive option for people with skilled law enforcement background.
bash away if you want. that's just my opinion.