And yet little ol' harmless me gets singled out and had my hand carry luggage dumped out and searched at O'Hare recently. I wasn't really singled out; the gate agent chose a random seat assignment on the flight. She picked the least likely one (me!) to have any sort of contraband though since I started my flight in Manila where EVERYONE had their hand carry dumped out and searched. Then, it got checked again in Detroit. When I got to O'Hare, I had to claim my luggage then check in for another flight. They actually x-rayed my checked luggage! I think it's great that the security measures were tighter but they should do a little profiling in terms of searching luggage or search everyone. Is a petite, very tired and sleepy girl carrying only a small messenger bag likely to be carrying weapons? I think not unless you count heavy, hardcover books such as Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire. I could probably knock someone out if I threw that at him/her, don't you think?