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StatusAirlineCheckpointDateNotesTimeWait
 UAA Gates 24-282014-10-28Moderatly small line, all except exempt (old, child) directed into MMW, Opt out moderate wait, lengthy patdown910a5
 UAA Gates 24-282014-10-28Moderatly small line, all except exempt (old, child) directed into MMW, Opt out moderate wait, lengthy patdown910a5
 UAA2014-09-10TSA precheck lane not available, separate lane for premier customers instead25
 DLTerminal B Gates 40 - 472014-08-21Recheck closed... Had to take laptop out of bag AND remove shoes and belt. Only plus was metal detector vs body scanner.630p
 UAc-22014-08-10only 1 provision scanner open! 520a25
 UAc-22014-06-121140p
 DLTerminal B, Gates 40 - 47 (PreCheck)2014-05-17TSA PreCheck lane closed; 3 beeps gets you "PreCheck Lite" (you can keep your shoes on -- whoop-de-doo sarcasm)110p1
 UA2014-05-14This is the security point to the far right. The line on the right is a metal scanner only.640p10
 DLTerminal B, Gates 40 - 47 (PreCheck)2014-05-07PreCheck closed initially; opened around 3:35 pm.330p15
 UAC-22014-04-29WTMD for "pre-check" passengers on L side310p10
 UA2014-04-031120a
 DLTerminal B, Gates 40 - 47 (PreCheck)2014-03-06PreCheck lane450p5
 UAc-22014-01-30LONG lines750a
 UAc-22014-01-30LONG lines750a
 DLTerminal B, Gates 40 - 47 (PreCheck)2014-01-30Checkpoint does have PreCheck.320p5
 DLTerminal B, Gates 40 - 47 (PreCheck)2014-01-16Normal operations.440p5
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472013-12-05The US Gestapo resides here.400p10
 UAC-12013-12-03No backscatter for united premier410p10
 UAC-32013-10-17no scanning, huge line420p
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472013-10-17PreCheck is now at the Delta checkpoint.510p10
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472013-10-03Talkative TSOs today....with each other and with friends. Not working very hard today, but still having unconstitutionally...oh, and they're very afraid of "wires" in bags today.110p5
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472013-09-26Slow lines because there are almost more trainees than smurfs here today. Also, double checking BPs after "MMW" or "patdown", I assume because they don't trust their trainees (couldn't be because of having stupid, idiotic, illogical, nonsensical procedures, could it!?).1250p6
 UACheckpoint C-2 / Terminal C2013-09-12Went to far left lane and opted out; smurfs would not let me pass through unless I walked to another lane (said they had no gate and it was not possible for me to walk through WTMD -- all lies); finally, LTSO and TSO picked up my bags, carried them as we went to another lane, and all were re-Xrayed again, and then I could get my "liberty, freedom-loving" patdown. STUPID.300p10
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 Int'l2013-09-034p
 AAA30-392013-08-28Alarms, alarm, alarm-every pax, every machine. If it wasn't a legit WTMD alarm, it was a 'quota' alarm. Smurfs refusing to change gloves, tried to seperate me from my belongings in the grounds that 'there are cameras everywhere' which meant zip when another pax tried to walk off w/my laptop. Supervisor Moretti worst of the bunch since she just reinforced the bad behavior of the other smurfs. $8 Billion/yr wasted in these idiots.530a25
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472013-07-11TSO called me "bossy" for asking for glove changes as he handled various things before patdown. He also muttered a threat under his breath about "touching" my eye if I didn't shut up.440p35
 DLB2013-07-07why didnt you call the police on that smurf?! BIG SIS IS OUTTA HERE AS OF TODAY!! =]
 AAA 30-392013-06-29520p
 UATerminal C2013-06-20530p
 UATerminal a2013-06-17Worst tsa team in America from a heavy traveler
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472013-05-16Had to wait over 5 minutes for groper; patdown was almost nonexistent.1250p8
 UATerminal A, United Express concourse2013-05-02WTMD only in use. Easy and painless.1000a3
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472013-04-25Power-tripping TSOs and LTSOs today. Took a reasonable STSO to tell them to do their jobs.600p7
 AAA 302013-04-23Normally there are two que lines ... priority access and the regular line; TSA has turned priority access into a normal line and are making all priority access go to the back of the line ... a second TSA agent told me TSA has the option to discontiue priority access without notice and the arilines can keep there 'priority access' sign in place but TSA can chose to ignore it; there were half a dozen TSA agents cheerfully watching the chaos ... looks like organized work slow down to punish frequent flyers
 UAC-1 Priority2013-03-17The priority lane led to a WTMD. There seemed to be an option to a MMW scanner as well. I was not sure whether one in the far right who was not in the priority lane could also use the WTMD lane, but all the other lanes at the checkpoint (for customers not in the priority lane) were sent to MMW.500a
 AATerminal 32013-03-15Everyone was sent through the WTMD line. It looked like there might have been other lines with scanners but they were not in use.1220p
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472013-02-07No chance for SDOO; MMW for all. Opted out, per usual routine.450p15
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472013-01-31Same nonsense as usual here.500p3
 UAC22013-01-20Tsa not allowing anyone through security. Waiting 10 minutes so far. No announcements as to what is happening. 740a
 UAC-12013-01-12Lane on the right was WMTD. Was able to do a SDOO.930a
 UAC-32012-12-26All checkpoints were extremely crowded, however only in C-3 was there a chance to be sent through the WTMD. If you pick the right line in the right checkpoint, you may be able to avoid the MMWs.330p10
 UAC12012-12-23It seemed that everyone was lining up at the security checkpoint in the middle of terminal C. I walked to the farthest right point, and went to checkpoint C1, which was divided into 2 lines. / Line1 I saw was going through mainly metal detectors, line 2 was mainly using body scanners with some random person being picked to go through the metal detector. / I chose line 1 and that line barely moved. My other friend went through line2 and even though we started both lines at the same time, he got to the ID point check way before me, and I had barely made any progress in line 1. / I switched to line 2 because my flight's departure time was getting closer. Once I passed the ID checkpoint, I saw a line that was going only through the metal detector but a tsa goon told me to go to the other line, which was being forced to go through the body scanner. I was told to go through it, and I politely asked for a pat down. 5 minutes later finally somebody came to get me, and it was a young black guy who was actually very nice. / He did his job very fast and I was out of there in no time. Surprising as I expected some mean TSA person to do the pat down, but it went very smoothly.410p30
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472012-12-13Very, very long lines. TSA stubbornly used only MMWs; long wait times. Not a good time to go through checkpoint.,450p30
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472012-12-06Stupid TSA as usual. Retaliation of bag check for opting out.450p20
 UAC2012-12-01only two lines open. One with scanner, one without. simply took family through the metal detector lane (which, by the way, every single employee I saw go through the checkpoint lined up at, even if the MMW line was shorter.) 200p20
 UAC2012-12-01only two lines open. One with scanner, one without. simply took family through the metal detector lane (which, by the way, every single employee I saw go through the checkpoint lined up at, even if the MMW line was shorter.) 200p20
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472012-11-29Very, very long lines. TSA stubbornly used only MMWs; long wait times. Not a good time to go through checkpoint.,450p35
 UAC12012-11-23It seemed that everyone was lining up at the security checkpoint in the middle of terminal C. I walked to the farthest right point, and went to checkpoint C1, which was divided into 2 lines. / Line1 I saw was going through mainly metal detectors, line 2 was mainly using body scanners with some random person being picked to go through the metal detector. / I chose line 1 and that line barely moved. My other friend went through line2 and even though we started both lines at the same time, he got to the ID point check way before me, and I had barely made any progress in line 1. / I switched to line 2 because my flight's departure time was getting closer. Once I passed the ID checkpoint, I saw a line that was going only through the metal detector but a tsa goon told me to go to the other line, which was being forced to go through the body scanner. I was told to go through it, and I politely asked for a pat down. 5 minutes later finally somebody came to get me, and it was a young black guy who was actually very nice. / He did his job very fast and I was out of there in no time. Surprising as I expected some mean TSA person to do the pat down, but it went very smoothly.410p
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472012-11-15Groper summoned supervisor when I wouldn't "follow orders". Aggressive grope when supervisor told him to continue his job.1250p4
 AA22012-10-2145 - 60 mins to get through security, even via Priority Access line. Only 2 lanes open.1250p
 UAc2012-10-21old school today, nice and easy730a5
 UAA1/A22012-10-15For once airlines were not at fault for the delays. Security check lines were extremely long compared to every other Monday morning.620a40
 AAGate 322012-10-12Checkpoint at a standstill for 6 minuts, but no idea why. With the crush of people, easy enough to head down the hall to the WTMD & by-pass the NoS.1050a19
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472012-10-05Only way to go through WTMD is to have kids or when MMW is being "recalibrated".440a6
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472012-09-20Today the "groper" didn't need to pat down my ID and BP; but had to pat down my hair. GRRRR.1240p2
 B6A212012-09-13WTMD only920a8
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472012-09-13Light passenger load; groper had to "feel" my hair (shudder)100p4
 DLTerminal B, gates 40 - 472012-08-31Elite TDC line goes fast; regular line has 45 or so people waiting. Two LTSOs standing there watching long line; neither could be bothered to pick up a magic pen and light and do something about customer service. Disgusting.450a20
 B6Terminal A Gates 20-282012-08-22Line was slow, but there weren't any scanners.920p10
 UAC3, C22012-08-20We were waiting to go through security at the C2 checkpoint, and there we noticed that there was one line that led to the the MMW, while 3 others had the WTMD; however, as we waited there, we then were told to go to the C3 checkpoint. The C3 checkpoint had the same setup. The TSA person who checked your ID sometimes would tell you which line to go, but you could choose the line, and also, at C3, there was just one MMW being used. I chose the WTMD and the whole process was painless, which was surprising because I think about 1 year ago I flew through EWR, and they were corraling people to go through the MMW; fortunately that one time, I was told to go through the WTMD, but today I chose what line to go through without having to interact with the TSA clowns.110p5
 DLTerminal B, gates 40 - 472012-08-17Every so often, TSA would let people go through WTMD when MMW line got "long", but there was little rhyme/reason to how "long" the MMW line would get before the switch was allowed.510a5
 AA2012-08-11Long slow line for the single checkpoint open, complicated by a group of non-English speaking tourists who didn't understand why they had to strip to go thru 'security' here. Bin pusher yelling any electronic 'bigger than a cell phone' must be in a bin by itself-left my iPad in the bag w/o issue. Got another false positive from Gumby, though...750a10
 DLTerminal B, gates 40 -472012-07-27Long lines with just two lanes open, all going to MMW. 3 TSOs standing by lines, watching; but obviously it would violate some "SSI" rule if they were to have opened another lane. Had to opt out; while in that process, observed 85% or more of MMW pax having to be patted down, and an airline pilot also had to have full patdown!600a15
 UAC-1 Terminal C2012-07-23L3 ProVision ATD MMW in one lane, you can try to go to another lane but TSA staff will usually tell you what lane to go to.
 DLTerminal B, gates 40 -472012-07-20Normal nonsense; more than 1/2 of people going through MMW had to have patdowns. I opted out.500a5
 Int'lTerminal B Gates 60-682012-07-07Children 12 and under, and one parent were allowed through WTMD, everyone else went through MMW.650p45
 ASB40-472012-07-04WTMD opened occasionally as nearly all through MMW got pat downs. Never have I seen so many people through a metal detector that quickly.400p7
 UAC22012-07-02Priority access lane on right has metal detector only. The smurfs were forcing everyone in the left-hand lane through the MMW scanner. At a very busy time, this might be an easy self-opt-out because there are about five lanes and only one MMW scanner here. 630p15
 DLTerminal B, gates 40 -472012-06-29Only two lanes open; all pax being "sent" to MMW.450a5
 UAC-12012-06-271150a20
 DLTerminal B, gates 40 -472012-06-22Long lines with just two lanes open, all going to MMW. TSA finally opened third lane as WTMD only, so SDOO was easy for that short interval.500a10
 UAC22012-06-16One MMW on the far left. Very easy to avoid, especially in the Premier line.220p10
 AAA (30-39)2012-06-04The priority/first class line fed into metal detectors only. I couldn't see what the regular line was using.1100a5
 Int'lTerminal B Gates 50-582012-05-28Only flight crew and children didn't have to go through scanner. Opt out went smoothly.640a3
 AA2012-05-25The good news is the smurfs finally decided to sanitize the floor of the NoS-the bad is they didn't wait for it to dry before using it.5
 ASB-12012-05-19Told TSA operator that I couldn't llift my arm above my head in "the pose" (due to bone spur in shoulder). Was sent through WTMD without any further questions.700a
 DLB-1 (gates 40 - 47)2012-05-18Same old, same old. EWR is a joke.510a5
 DLB-1 (gates 40 - 47)2012-05-10No WTMD option.1140a2
 AAA302012-05-0919 mims just to get to single ID checker who was writing a novel on every BP. They finally opened a 2nd CP, which was WTMD only, but the moat dragon was insisting on seeing everyone's BP a 2nd time which wasted another 12 mins of my life. 650a22
 DLB-1 (gates 40 - 47)2012-05-04Same stupid stuff.710a5
 DLB-1 (gates 40 - 47)2012-04-12Both MMWs in use; no WTMD except for the privileged classes (airline employees).450p10
 COC12012-04-07Husband, 14yo daughter through scanner, self, 10yo daughter thru WTMD. All WTMDs roped off.1200p
 DLB-12012-03-09Both MMW in use; SDOO not possible. Leraned that TSOs at this location don't like to hear medical terms for male genitalia. 520a15
 COC-22012-01-02Elite Access is WTMD only; otherwise, one scanner and one metal detector
 Int'lB60-B682011-12-30Left lane seemed to lead to WTMD, but passengers in that lane were (more or less randomly?) funneled to either WTMD or MMW, and passengers in other lanes were sometimes directed to the WTMD. TSA droid rudely yelled "Hands up!" at the pornoscanned.400p15
 Int'lB 60-692011-12-25Some go to metal dectors, others sent to MMW. Grope-down was tolerable, but annoying.
 DLTerminal B 40-472011-12-20Was asked by TSA to do the body scanner, I looked at them confused and they let me just walk through the metal detector w/o a pat down, I was running late for my flight though and grabbed my stuff before they could even ask for a pat down :X Got on the flight w/o incident. 200p0
 COA2011-12-09Annoyingly long lines in narrow corridor, but no NoS.700p15
 DLTerminal B, Gates 40-472011-11-03Three lanes open; one WTMD only; two to WTMD/MMW combination
 COC-22011-10-31Scanners not in use. Passengers unmolested today. Only good thing about flying out of Newark.
 ASB40-472011-10-25left lane was metal det i think. i mistakenly chose right lane and it was a mmw i think. groping was quick and efficient surprisingly
 OtherGates A10-A182011-10-07L3 Provision MMW at lane closest to security entrance, most sent through it but some sent to the back lanes that have WTMDs
 COC-12011-09-26No cancer machine visible at checkpoint. Puffer in the middle lane
 DLTerminal B, gates 40-472011-09-22Imaging scanners roped off; not in use. TSA supervisor suffered from "I have authority and you will respect me" syndrome and made the security check a real problem.
 DLB, gates 40 - 472011-08-26Came through at 7:30 am. Scanners roped off; two lanes open, both going to same WTMD. My experience with EWR on Thursday afternoons lately has been three lanes open, all going through WTMDs (scanners have been roped off for a few weeks now).
 Int'lB, Gates 60-682011-08-05Fast track (C class, F class and FQTV) usually gets just metal detector

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