Because it's such a miserable experience these days, you are treated like a criminal from the start. And this is in the U.K.!
At security it's belt off,empty pockets, jacket off and sometimes shoes off. You are left hirpling along holding your trousers up with one hand and wondering how the metal detector experience is going to go.
The next step will be orange jump suits and manacles, like in the film "Con-air".
And woe betide you if you are departing from a small airport at an off peak time.
The security staff will probably outnumber the passengers, come up with some ridiculous "rules" and give you that "go ahead punk, make my day and talk back to me" look.
It's even worse abroad. I know of someone who landed at an American airport and had a pistol pointed him for the heinous crime of stepping over a yellow line. "Step back over the line....sir", said the female "Homeland Security" lady from behind her Glock.
Take me back to the BOAC days when there were Stewards and Stewardesses who spoke 3 languages.
Anyone else had "fun" travelling by air?.