Every time I’ve flown recently, I’ve posted an update here on my airport experiences. This time I had direct flights each way, and both were very much on time. The security procedures are still annoying, but they’re a streamlined annoyance at this point. I don’t think I will ever get used to taking off my belt and shoes at the security checkpoint. Before my return flight, the reports of terrorists planning to use explosives packed into cellular phones broke, but it didn’t seem to affect the security procedures at the airport at all. I had two mobile phones in my bag, and the security personnel didn’t ask me to take out either of them.