It's beginning to look a lot like the nightmare before Christmas.
Holiday travel will be more security-intensive this year. Not only are passengers complaining, so are pilots.
Still, it looks like more of us plan to travel. AAA in Southern California says 47 percent of the locals it surveyed plan to take at least one holiday trip this year, up from 43 percent last year. In Texas, it's even higher — 57 percent versus 49 percent in 2009. A lot of that travel will be by plane.
No one wants another underwear bomber onboard, or some package in the cargo hold to blow up. Passengers will put up with what must be done.
That doesn't mean you can't laugh about it.
There's the new children's "book" which aims to help kids prepare for a pat down. It's called "My First Cavity Search: Helping your child understand why he may be a threat to national security."