It had been 4 years since I had flown the airlines, not because of the TSA, but because of what is posted in my signature. However, with AVGAS hitting $6.00 a gallon easily, two recent trips from EWR to FLL would have made no sense to take the Cessna 210 for just two of us. Fuel costs alone would have been over $1300 r/t, and overall operational costs around $2000 r/t. So, we went "Continented", which is what we would usually fly if doing domestic commercial. First: Continented was just fine. Just as I remember it, except no free food and you paid for luggage. That didn't last too long as on the first flight down we signed up for their new credit card on the way out (they dumped American Express last September). Now, while we don't get free "United Club" privileges with this as I got with Amex Platinum, we do get free bags and "Elite Status". The latter is essentially useless. Non-alcoholic drinks on the plane were still free, and we grabbed a bite to eat in the terminal. We paid extra for the exit row seats, which feature first class leg room. Yes, these used to be free, but it is what it is. Service was fine; cordial and friendly, exactly what I would expect from Continented. Second: TSA. Sure, I know they have issues, big time, but all four of our experiences with them were fine. A. The first flight from EWR to FLL, the TSO handling the line to the conveyor and nude-o-scope was friendly and did not shout. He took his job in stride, did it well, and informed folks of what to get out of their pockets, take belts off, etc. Everyone else was fine too, no issues. B. Return from FLL to EWR was flawless. They were busy and sent us through the metal detector, not the nude-o-scope. No complaints. C. The next EWR to FLL we did the metal detector, but they had an issue with my girl friend's huge carry on, and had to swab and search it. Ya' think? All the crap she had in there???? The TSO who did it was quite cordial. No complaints. D. From FLL back to EWR we got the nude-o-scope. No issues with service. TSA staff was just fine. When I returned home and went to unpack my checked-in luggage, I noticed the card that TSA did a manual search of it. I had a bag of tools in it, so perhaps that is why. Otherwise, nothing missing, and I would not have known they had opened it with out the card being inside. This is not the first time this has happened to me either. Last time was in 2005 when I had a camera tripod in the case. Conclusion: It is what it is. The TSA is security theater, and it needs a major overhaul, but I just want to get where I'm going and do not need drama. No, I won't "opt out" of the nude-o-scope, that's my choice, regardless of how it may or may not affect my health. I think it is only fair to relate good experiences, not just bad ones.