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StatusAirlineCheckpointDateNotesTimeWait
 B6East2014-03-24Looked like everyone was being sent through the NOSes. Had a shoulder problem suddenly flare up.700p0
 DLTSA PreCheck2013-07-07"Random selection" gave me single beep at PreCheck! Ugh! Explained to groper how I don't like being a slave in a "free country".1000a1
 AllEmployee2013-04-20WTMD in use at employee checkpoint with no line300p0
 UAMain2013-04-20Awful crowd around 3 pm. All lane pairs had one MMW and one WTMD. Because of crowd, hard to see which lanes went where; some lane pairs had THREE lines feeding into them. Easily chose metal detector line; very few being pulled from metal detector to MMW.
 UAEast2013-04-18MMW in use on all lanes. One-striper was blocking the WTMD at all lanes and directing everybody to the NOS. No trouble with medical liquids, openly declared and in a separate bin.330p15
 AllTSA pre-check "one beep line" on departure floor2013-04-14Millimeter machine used for pre-check "one beep" passengers120p5
 UAC2013-03-24Once again another horrible premier wait time at Dulles. It took 40 minutes just to get thru the security line before going to the tram. Why is our Nations Capitol airpport the worst in the country? There seems to be no protocol to get more help. some people started yelling in the long lines. They shut down the screening 2 times in that 40 minutes wait as there were not enough lines open.1100a
 UAC2013-03-24Once again another horrible premier wait time at Dulles. It took 40 minutes just to get thru the security line before going to the tram. Why is our Nations Capitol airpport the worst in the country? There seems to be no protocol to get more help. some people started yelling in the long lines. They shut down the screening 2 times in that 40 minutes wait as there were not enough lines open.1100a40
 UAmain2013-03-11Most checkpoints now have MMW and WTMD; only a couple have BKSX and WTMD. However in all cases there was an employee standing in the WTMD blocking it (why put some tape when you can pay someone to do this); so I opted out; normal pat down.
 UAMain2012-12-18Whatever lane you're sent to will have two lines. When you get to the checkpoint, one of the lines goes into a BKSX machine, and the other to a WTMD. You can't tell which line is which until it is much too late.630p
 AllMidfield International Transfer2012-11-25Backscatter for most passengers, I was one of a few lucky passengers to get the WTMD. Random hand swabbing at the entrance to the checkpoint, as always.300p10
 UAInternational Transfer2012-09-07Two lanes open and only WTMD in use.140p15
 UA2012-08-03I am a big guy and noticed that the scanners really only scan up to my neck. With my arms above my head it would be easy to "hide" stuff under long sleeve shirts. No physical inspection even though I was clearly not "fully" scanned.820a30
 UAMain2012-07-23SDOO possible but you must watch to make sure someone is up for the scanners in order to avoid them410p25
 UAc2012-07-20got precheck, smurfs denied having precheck lane
 UAmain2012-07-20Maybe 1 in 10 waved through metal detector, all others nudiescoped. I opted for the grope. They were also doing occasional hand swabs just past ID check.430p40
 AllMain2012-06-22Backscanner in operation, failed SDOO (traffic too light). Swabbing hands of 1 in 3 passengers after id check. Some groping even after being irradiated.900a5
 UAInternational2012-06-02Backscatter in operation, but most people sent through metal detector. In our pair of lanes, the right-hand side seemd to lead directly to the metal detector.2p
 UAMain2012-05-03Long lines... narrowly avoided running the blue gauntlet400p20
 UAMain2012-04-11Radiation spewing porn-o-scopes were in operation along with metal detectors... narrowly dodged the smurf gauntlet340p25
 UAinternational transfer2012-03-177a
 UAInternational2012-03-08710p45
 UAinternational transfer2012-02-24all AIT until line got 6-8 deep, then some WMTD730a
 UAinternational transfer2012-02-24all AIT until line got 6-8 deep, then some WMTD730a
 Int'lMain2012-02-24Forced thru the scanner. Opt out took an extra 10 minutes.600p30
 UAmain2012-01-30650a10
 UAMain2012-01-08Parents holding babies sent thru WTMD, almost all others forced thru the scanner. Opt out took an extra 10 minutes.1020a10
 Int'lCustoms transit checkpoint2011-11-28As you enter the checkpoint line the actual checkpoint will be on your left. The first and third lanes have backscatter, but the second lane in is metal detector only.
 UAmain2011-11-24half metal detectors, half back scatter. choose the line closest to metal detector to avoid back scatter
 UADiamond lane small checkpoint2011-11-17Naked blue-box scanners emitting ionizing radiation, with no privacy software filters, for every other person.
 AllWest Checkpoint (Closest to Parking Garage)2011-10-25Went through in the early afternoon, when the airport is least busiest. Same procedure as always: Choose the left lane in each checkpoint in order to line yourself up wuth the WTMD. As you start loading your stuff on the belt, check to see that there is at least one person lined up at the Cancer Machine. If there isn't staff for time at the belt until the lone forms again. That's a nearly fool-proof way to self-opt out. There are also plenty of lemmings you follow each other into the Cancer Boxes, so your chances of getting through free of radiation and sexual assault are pretty good.
 VXnot sure2011-10-12Metal detectors in use. That was all. No friskings seen.
 OtherWest Checkpoint (closest to parking garage)2011-09-02Went through about 5:30 pm on a Friday night and was surprised how empty the airport was! After clearing the ID checker and giving some lip to the second ID checker ten feet from the other ID checkers, I headed to the farthest of three open lanes. It was typical Dulles. The left side of each pair is the WTMD and the right side is Cancer Machine. Just get in the left line and time your move towards the WTMD to ensure there is at least one sheep waiting for the Cancer Machine. I almost caught but stood there and untangles a shoelace to give enough time for a victim to line up.
 UACustoms Checkpoint2011-08-13
 AllDiamond checkpoint2011-08-07Random selection for the Scanner.
 AllDiamond checkpoint2011-08-07Random selection for the Scanner.
 AllDiamond checkpoint2011-08-07Random selection for the Scanner.
 AllDiamond checkpoint2011-08-07Random selection for the Scanner.
 OtherDiamond Checkpoint2011-08-04Random Selection. Recommend using main checkpoint as there is generally at least one lane with the scanner roped off.
 UAWest Main2011-08-04Had no problem self-oting out this morning. Went through checkpoint about 0845. As is usually the case, just ick the left line and you will line up for the WTMD. Time your move carefully to make sure one sheeple is in the Cancer Box and one more is lined up.
 UAmain2011-07-26random but frequent use
 AllDiamond checkpoint2011-07-22NoS operating; pax being randomly selected. Pax sent through WTMD if NoS occupied, so some ability to avoid scanner by timing your approach.
 UADiamond2011-07-14Diamond checkpoint near baggage claim 8 is becoming more well-known so the line was pretty long. WTMD and NOS were on and working. Random NOS, and all others WTMD. Random of course = cute, blonde tourist
 AllMian2011-06-23All scanners blocked off today. Yay!!
 UAMain/United2011-06-04Self selection no longer easy; 1/3 of those near metal detector sent thru NOS; 1/3 of those near NOS sent thru metal detector. I would have opted out but was lucky I went thru WTMD
 UAMain2011-06-01Scanner used for most. I opted out and get felt up pretty thoroughly during the "male check". The guy was very nervous (i'm 6/7, so he should have been). Very polite through it all.
 Int'lMain2011-05-10Flying AF to Paris. Late flight so terminal was not busy. Arrived at checkpoint, only 2 lanes open, and 100% going through NoS. Lines were backing up. Waited about 10 min. Didn't see one person opt-out. I guess I was going to be the 1st. But magically when I was just about 3 spots from the front - they opened the WTMD in my lane! So I got WTMD. The guy in front of me - declined the WTMD and went to the scanner! C'mon people, learn!
 WNMain (West Checkpoint)2011-04-25Late afternoon - 8 lanes open - scanners in use in 3 lanes - easy to self-select a non-scanner lane
 UAMain2011-04-14Went through during "rush hour" ~3:30 pm. Pretty much all lanes running, very crowded with lots of tourists, school tour groups, etc due to upcoming spring break. Easy to see which lanes were AIT and which were using WTMD (about 50/50). Picked a WTMD lane and went straight through.
 OtherMain -- West Checkpoint2011-04-11I went through the west checkpoint, which was the one in the opposite side of the terminal from United. Two lanes were open, each with a pair of WTMDs and backscatter strip search machines. Only one was operating and it was simple to self-opt out.
 AAMain -- West (opposite side from UA)2011-04-03Easy to self-opt out. Pick a line on the left side of each pair, which goes through the WTMD. There were enough sheeple, unfortunately, who were willingly lining up in the Cancer Machine lines that there was never the situation of being redirected into one. I even watch a female sheeple (ewe??) in my WTMD line try to use the Cancer Machine. She was redirected back to the WTMD.
 OtherDiamond Lane2011-03-15Diamond lane on first level, all passengers using NOS
 AAMain West (not United)2011-03-154 lanes open at 7:00 AM, no NOS in use
 B6All Gates2011-02-27One roped off backscatter for every 2 lanes.
 B6Main2011-02-11Of the 12 or so lines open, the last 3-4 had backscatter in use. The remainder had the AIT roped off. Standing in line for 10-15 minutes, allowed a clear view of which were in use. It was very easy to select a line that didn't have the AIT in use.
 UA2011-02-07Last 2 lanes both required backscatter, no choice. Middle lanes had odd lanes being forced through backscatter while even lanes were predominantly metal detector only. First 2 lanes were metal detector only with backscatter roped off.
 AllDiamond2011-02-04Returned home about noon on a Saturday. Walked out past the diamond lane. Cancer machine was present but roped off. The line was very small. I have observed that they turn it on about 4 pm pretty much every day. The diamond lane is used for handicapped passengers, so there are always plenty of friskings of the infirmed going on. With only one Cancer Machine and one metal detector, your chances are 50/50 if it is operating.
 UA2011-01-20About 1 in 4 selected randomly for the machine. Only 2 lanes open out of 16, at rush hour. What's up with that? And they were checking boarding passes after the metal detector, something I hadn't seen in years.
 AACentral checkpoint2010-12-28Passengers were randomly directed through either normal metal detector or scanner in all lines
 Terminal B2010-12-28Scanners installed at all lanes, but none in use
 International2010-12-26
 allall2010-12-24scanners roped off
 allB-fifty-something2010-12-22Sorted in to lines pre-machine. Some scan, some metal detector
 UADiamond2010-12-14Backscatter in operation around 11am this day. Had to opt-out; pat down was professional.
 allall2010-12-06Scanners installed in black diamond lanes but not in use
 allall2010-12-03Scanners installed at all lanes, but none in use

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