I was inspired to start this thread from reading an earlier posting from Mrs Furi ... so thank you for that What's been the worst experience you've had at the airport? For me (and I'm sure a few others), it's getting caught up in the security line as you leave the airport. To be fair, nearly all of my trips leaving Vegas and going through security have been very smooth. But, of course, it depends which day you leave. I now have a schedule that instead of arriving for March Madness on Wednesday night and leaving Monday morning, I simply arrive on Saturday morning and leave Tuesday morning. If you've ever left Vegas on a Tuesday morning, it's SO much better than leaving on a Sunday or Monday morning. My bad experience: Getting to the airport 90 min before my Northwest flight was leaving (as you can tell, it's been awhile since this happened). Waited in the TSA line for 1 hr and 45 min ... I can STILL remember how far that line snaked back. So I missed my flight to MSP and had to wait another 3 hrs until the next one left. Yes, I caved and played airport slots ... and I actually won $240 (whouda thunk it?). I'd be curious to hear from regular visitors like pphold, pleepleus and Packer (who I hope to have the privilege of meeting in a few days) if they've ever had a horror story leaving town. I'm sure there will be someone who can top my experience.