And you think "That bag has flown over 400K miles and never been checked in!"
You say "Oh sure, no problem!"
It also means you walk out onto the tarmac to identify the bag before they will put it in the hold.
Hand scanner. They found my spare key in my wallet. No one has ever noticed that.
My laptop? Checked battery, and power up.
Same for my Video iPod.
But you know what?
I didn't have to take my shoes off....
Oh, and they did not care about my portable screwdriver in my bag (which has only been found once in six year, and that was by the French).
The guards were all nice, and carrying armed weapons. And you know? It did not make me worried at all.
Time through security? 15 minutes at most, including re-checking my backpack.
Now ask yourselves, how many things the TSA could learn from the Kashmir security forces?