I flew to New York just after that guy tried to blow up a plane on Christmas Day but only succeeded on setting his pants on fire. We were told everyone would be given a thorough search before being allowed on the plane, so naturally they told us the gate would open the normal 30 minutes before departure and by the time the staff had minced their way to the plane it was about 10 minutes before we were supposed to fly while 70 year old women we're slapped about by security and had their bags went through.
My favourite bit of security was when I flew out to Greece to meet my sister (fuck off) and can't remember which airport I'd landed at (I did 3 in a day) was either Athens or Hania, anyways, I had everything in a back pack so no luggage. So obviously I didn't need to put anything in on the plane and just had carry on, so when I only put a laptop and backpack through the screens it may have seemed a little odd. Either way the guy spoke in Greek, which I took clearly to mean "Gan on son, enjoy your holidays.." but was obviously closer to "Oi, why have you got no shit?"
Then he grabbed me and said it again but I just said "I don't speak Greek, sorry." So he said "Do you speak English?" .. ah, Columbo. This is good. "..Well.. yeah.." "Where is your luggage?" "There I only have carry on" etc. etc. in the end he just went "Okay and let me go."
The best part was he actually was holding me by arms, from behind, and whispering all this in my ear. Was rather seductive.