Airline security is an oxymoron
How about backpack screenings?
A former Saratoga Springs friend visiting today told me that twice she went through airport security in Boston without removing from her backpack the clear plastic Zip-loc bag she had dutifully filled with containers holding no more than 3 ounces of toiletries. The backpack sailed through the X-ray machine with nary a yawn from "security."
Yes, Boston, the airport from which one of the 9/11 planes took off.
Meanwhile, here in Albany, the firm but friendly guard confiscated my new can of aerosol antiperspirant from my carryon without breaking a sweat.