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StatusAirlineCheckpointDateNotesTimeWait
 UADomestic flights2014-03-11My area only had the metal detectors, but after going through the security perimeter, I noticed another TSA area that had all the travelers going through the x-ray machines630a30
 UA7 (upstairs)2014-02-26Everyone through the body scanner, long line, slow process
 WNTerminal 12014-01-18Everyone used the MMW
 UA72013-11-251030a5
 AATerminal 4 Pre-check2013-11-03 First you have to get by the contract moat dragon at the bottom of the escalator, then the 2nd contract moat dragon at the top to get into the Pre-check room where everyone was 'randomly' selected for hand swabbing after the WTMD. Sheesh!!700a0
 DL52013-11-021000a
 DL52013-09-21Pre-check uses the Priority line. No WTMD despite the back up.730a30
 UA2013-09-14700a
 UA72013-09-02Precheck line is WTMD-only; fast and easy. Some other lines seemed to be WTMD as well.640p5
 AATerminal 42013-08-20The room closest to First Class check in (all the way to the left) is SAFE. The other rooms are MMW for all.
 DL2013-08-162p
 AS62013-08-11Few people sent through WTMD. Most directed to MMW irradiator. 620p
 AA4 premium2013-08-04both pre-check and regular premium were safe! main checkpoint still sending everybody through the NoS600a
 US12013-07-26Saw some passengers using metal detectorů940a15
 UA72013-07-07Wtmd only.220p10
 UA2013-05-16830a
 UA72013-05-09Metal detector only. 820p15
 UAT72013-04-16Only WTMD in usep10
 UAT72013-04-125
 WN12013-04-03All directed to MMW.1040a5
 AA42013-03-3115
 DL52013-03-27I used the Sky Priority Lane. After getting my id checked, the lane had a WTMD and a MMW. The TSO told me to go through the WTMD. It appears this is a "random use for some" lane.1100a1
 2013-03-2000p
 Int'lInternational2013-02-23Post-security, "Thousands Standing Around" waiting for their shift to start.630p25
 WN12013-02-09800a
 UA72013-02-09530p
 Int'lTBIT North2013-01-18ATD ProVision is mandatory except for young children. Cleared without any problems. I now wear shorts with elastic band and a fairly tight wirkout shirt. This usually gets me through untouched.140p
 UA62013-01-17900p10
 UATerminal 62013-01-07WTMD only
 UA62012-12-15Both lines led to body scanner. 600p30
 UA72012-12-04They now use ProVision devices with privacy filters. Takes about 3 seconds and I prefer this Ove930a
 UA72012-12-04They now use ProVision devices with privacy filters. Takes about 3 seconds and I prefer this Ove930a
 UA72012-12-04They now use ProVisin MMW device with privacy filters. Better alternative to being groped.930a
 DLT52012-11-27MMW in use in all lanes. Somehow, I managed to get let through the WTMD when I walked up to it, but they were basically sending everyone through the MMW.720a15
 AATerminal 42012-11-25MMW with ATR for all pax.700p
 DL52012-11-14710a
 WN1A2012-11-13upstairs all MMW950a
 WNTerminal 12012-11-13Was directed to a line with WTMD, some were routes upstairs, others through the MMW scanner830a
 AS62012-10-20At least one MMW was roped off510a
 AATerminal 4 - Precheck2012-10-20Pre-check room now has two lines. If you get precheck, you can go through the WTMD. Otherwise, you are a terrorist. (And remember, folks, you never get cleared to precheck if your ticket includes international segments. If you love America so much, why did you leave it?)
 UATERMINAL 82012-10-18
 DL52012-10-13All MMW except PreCheck200p0
 UA72012-10-11The xray backscatter's are gone. Pre-flight is there - all magnetometers, but at high sensitivity.
 AA42012-10-07MMW scanners in checkpoints 1, 2 and 3. The x-ray scanners were replaced with MMW scanners.1030a15
 AAPre-check/premium2012-10-06WTMD is gone!!!! MMW for non-pre check lane in this room now :-(710a3
 UA2012-10-03Elite line feeds into a choice of MMW or WTMD. Some passengers still chose the MMW even though it moved much much slower. There are multiple entries for United and it looks like you can choose your lane. Also, if you do have to opt-out, the baggage x-ray belt is short enough that you can easily see your stuff. I wonder if the TSO's standing by the MMW's all day get microwaved like food?!! I feel bad for the TSO's that stand beside the backscatter machines all day. On the way home, I walked past a security checkpoint at LAX United (upstairs) that had MMW's and I saw a guy get scanned and then basically get an opt-out pat down right afterward. 6a
 VXTerminal 32012-09-25WTMD was closed off and everyone was herded through MMW
 AA42012-09-24Back scatter only at main checkpoint; smaller checkpoint down the passageway to the far left was only wtmd when we arrived, but noticed after we were through that the back scatter was opened up. Seemed both in use from that point. 400p
 DL52012-09-22Pre-check line feeds into WTMD only. Everybody else through lanes that have both WTMD and MMW. Almost everyone sent through the MMW. Had no less than 5 different smurfs tell me "you know it's just radio waves, right? It's perfectly safe." Told them I take health advice from my physician and not here, anmd they claimed they weren't offering health advice.1150p5
 DLt62012-09-20milli wave used on all lanes, had sky priority so went thru fast. opt out was fast and easy. did not go thru wtmd before groping950p5
 WNt12012-09-05BKSX and WTMD both in use, TSA will wave you through the WTMD when the line gets long so wait for a few others to queue up at BKSX
 DLT62012-08-27Everyone being directed through the BKSX220p5
 AATerminal 42012-08-16The Priority AAcess room (furthest to the left as you enter the terminal) is WTMD only. All other checkpoints have Backscatters and they are in use for all passengers.100p5
 AATerminal 42012-08-16The Priority AAcess room (furthest to the left as you enter the terminal) is WTMD only. All other checkpoints have Backscatters and they are in use for all passengers.100p5
 Terminal 52012-08-12Very slow at this time, so two baggage x-rays were open, feeding one WTMD/BKSX combo. Everyone was being directed through the BKSX.530p2
 UA2012-08-01everyone was put in the backscatter machine (this one uses radiation and it has two blue walls). Why can't LAX and other airports only use MMW? It's not as dangerous!
 Int'lT 22012-07-23Depends whether or not someone is at the X-ray machine, just be sharp and you'll be fine1100p5
 AAT42012-07-19xray box in use, asking got you wtmd.700a
 AST 62012-07-09Security very backed up, the NOSs were mainly blocked, until about 4 passengers before me. Opt out was undramatic.1120a15
 UATerminal 7 (main)2012-06-20I can't decide if this is blue or green. There is a "special" line right next to the ticker counters that was open. Thought at first it was a premier line, but not the case. It feeds into the main checkpoint, but there is a separate entrance and no BKSX at all. It was glorious.800p
 UST12012-06-11Passengers in wheelchairs were sent to WTMD-only line, but almost everyone else was herded to backscatter. Had to opt out. TSO was more nervous than I was!830a
 UAT72012-06-08Very quiet today - I have seen insanely long lines here before. Main checkpoint has BSX to the left and WTMD to the right, but it appeared that the BSX was not in use tonight. Coming into the checkpoint from the left, I had my ID checked on that left side and was sent to a WTMD on that far left side, where previously, I've always been routed to the right, where the long lines form. There was literally just one guy ahead of me, and the TSA agents i dealt with all thanked me and one said "have a good trip." They seemed to be making an effort to be polite - haven't seen that before at LAX. 530p2
 UAT72012-06-08Very quiet today - I have seen insanely long lines here before. Main checkpoint has BSX to the left and WTMD to the right, but it appeared that the BSX was not in use tonight. Coming into the checkpoint from the left, I had my ID checked on that left side and was sent to a WTMD on that far left side, where previously, I've always been routed to the right, where the long lines form. There was literally just one guy ahead of me, and the TSA agents i dealt with all thanked me and one said "have a good trip." They seemed to be making an effort to be polite - haven't seen that before at LAX. 530p2
 Int'lTBIT2012-06-01BKSX roped off, and multiple metal detectors open at both checkpoints.900p
 Int'lT22012-05-26Most PAX through NoS as primary. Rightmost had no xray, was closed. Opt-out was smooth. TSO made sure we took our stuff with us and was very polite and professional.930p15
 UA62012-04-28Far right line doesn't have scanner. Smurf was not happy with my walking over to his line but let me through anyway.100p
 UA72012-04-28Two queues. Everyone through the backscatter.1030a10
 OtherT32012-04-13Choose your own.1150p
 AATSA Pre-Check room2012-04-03Most of the wait time was for the TDC.750a15
 UA72012-03-21WMTDs roped off9a
 AAT4 Checkpoint 1 (Pre-Check Lane)2012-03-20WTMD only in this room!540a7
 DL52012-03-08routing people randomly through metal vs backscatter - but more metal than backscatter, perhaps due to the recent blog post of how to avoid the backscatter with metal objects400p15
 AAT4 Checkpoint 1 (Pre-Check Lane)2012-02-26Easy peasy...zipped right thru...get rid of the War on Water & Shoe Carnival & travel might start to be fun again.600p0
 UAT62012-02-22Only leftmost lane has x-ray, unfortunately it was the only lane open at this quiet time. Shift change happened at 6p (tons of smurfs walking out of the terminal) so x-ray was off... until I got up to the checkpoint.610p
 Int'lTerminal 22012-02-19Went through security at approx 2PM. Very quiet at this time and scanners were off (went through normal metal detector). Scanners went on an hour or so later when it was busy!! If it's quiet, go on through - if it's busy, considering waiting. 200p5
 Int'lT22012-02-15One lane without x-ray; I was the last one allowed through this lane. Other lanes all pax through x-ray1020a
 AATerminal 4, Pre-Check Lane2012-02-14Semi-lengthy wait to get thru this checkpoint, but the reward was not a single NoS in sight! Pre-Check travelers go ahead, but otherwise, checkpoint seems open to anyone who can find it.600a15
 USTerminal 12012-02-11Very long lines! Backscatter in all lines. Patdown was friendly, at least.900a20
 WN12012-02-10Terminal 1 has body scanners, however I was routed upstairs to a small checkpoint area which did not have scanners. Not sure if the upstairs check point is for overflow and is only accessed when insructed by a TSA agent. (Traffic seemed light that day, not sure why I was redirected upstairs). 500p10
 AAPriority Access Checkpoint-middle lane2012-02-05Long line for the ID checker at all PA checkpoints, including the spiffy new 'pre-check' lane. WTMD only in use when the NoS backed up-got lucky & it was backed up when it was my turn, but then the moat dragon made me go thru the WTMD a 2nd time because I walked thru 'too fast'. 830a10
 VXterminal 32012-02-04picked the wrong lane and got the scanner; opted out; the pat down was not punitive or abusive; not as bad as I'd feared1020a5
 ASTerminal 3, upstairs2012-02-03Left lane had metal detector only; rest were x-ray. Left lane was closed. Opting out was easy and treated with respect; patdown was very friendly and respectful. Backpack was later swiped while putting on shoes, again friendly. Good experience despite the patdown.1220p20
 UA2012-01-25They had backscatter units in both 2 lines. The lines started getting really long so they opened up a 3rd line which had only a metal detector. I went through the metal detector.
 OtherTerminal 22012-01-25Excessive wait time--don't remember for sure. For some reason people weren't going through the scanner very quickly, which mean the bag scanner couldn't push more bags through.120p
 UA72012-01-20many were sticking to the right to avoid the AITs930a15
 DL52012-01-09right hand line has no backscatter, so if you can get over there, you're good to go.700a10
 AAPriority Access Checkpoint-middle lane2012-01-07Picked the wrong checkpoint & ended up not only w/NoS but the slowest NoS I've ever seen. Even the smurf on the other side was complaining about how long it was taking & no matter how long the line, moat dragon refused to let anyone thru the WTMD except one guy in fatigues.540a5
 UAALL2011-12-30I have to take a MINIMUM 1MG XANAX to go anywhere near the TSA after all the abuse
 WN2011-12-2011a
 DL52011-12-20left lane was *mostly* metal detector (for me at least), but occasionally a random lane 1 person got pulled to lane 2 (backscatter)700p
 UAT62011-12-19Almost all passengers were herded through the cancer boxes. Opted out; the smurfs refused to hand a complaint card.340p5
 AS32011-11-29Far left lane is metal only. No request to empty pocket or remove belt. Nice.
 AA42011-11-233:30AM day before Thanksgiving. Check-In looks like Grand Central, TSA has their obligatory grumpy faces on, and gossip in place. 1 line with the gate to the XRay blocked off, funneling to WTMD. Apparently even TSA isn't psychotic enough to try putting everybody through Backscatter/Opt-outs on THE travel Holiday
 DL52011-11-013 lines open. Elite line (far right) feeds WTMD, others are XRay only or mandatory XRay AND WTMD. Note: checkers direct non-elites to XRays, but you can change lines after going past them. Coming back on Nov 3, saw WTMD-only lane roped off (high usage times only?)
 UA82011-10-30BSX for everyone at the small checkpoint for terminal 7/8. Opt-out was handled well and only cost me a couple of minutes.
 UA32011-10-26pw
 VX32011-09-20Far left lane upstairs is scanner-free. Elite/first class feeds right to this.
 DLall2011-09-19BOYCOTT THIS HORRIBLE AIRPORT. THIS IS PROOF BODY SCANNERS ARE NOT THE ANSWER AND THAT THE LAX TSA ARE MISERABLE FAILURES...http://news.yahoo.com/video/losangelescbs2-15750780/mysterious-markings-show-up-on-southwest-planes-26694237.html
 UA62011-08-31The radiation zappers were not in use
 UA2011-08-26many people selected for backscatter

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