In addition to ranking IAD as more annoying than BOS, the list also has Philadelphia only as high as #4. Not to put too fine a point on what can turn into a contentious debate, but no and no and no and no. LAX, LGA, and EWR - all ranked ahead of PHL as having more annoying checkpoints - are pretty bad as airports. But there's no way that the TSA is worse at all three of them than it is at Philadelphia. Maybe you could credibly have one of those airports higher in the list by virtue of a statistical fluke. But any more than that, and you've gone from being controversial to being simply incorrect.
In other TSA news this month, it turns out that one of the companies that supplies full-body scanners to the government may have been manipulating test results designed to ensure that the scan results remain private. Rapiscan has been served by TSA with requests for more information, though the vendor is denying any wrongdoing. However the story turns out, it won't do much to dampen suspicions that TSA got swept up in a lobby-driven rush to deploy the machines before all the appropriate boxes had been checked.
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