TSA wins - Ticketing Agents at the Gate can't even
Pros: TSA was quite knowledgeable and helpful being as that I hadn't flown in years the experience has changed and improved greatly.
Cons: Airline emplyees at the boarding gate seems confused at all times, unaware of any of the circumcstances let alone the difference between a ticket, a boarding pass, a passenger, or even the actual number of seats available on the plane. The airline employees themselves were creating a paniced and hurried situation; nevertheless with both young and small children present, not exactly a comfortable, enjoyable or safe flying experience. I'm quite versed in the world of flying and travel as my father in law has held an upper level executive position with Unites Airlines for nearly 3 decades and have been actively flying as a mode of travel for well over 25 years myself. Even upon our 'delay' the demeanor of the flight crew nor the boarding agents seemed to improve or change, unless however you were in first class or were what appeared to be a fellow employee and/or family member. Furthermore I'm rather curious as to the FAA's interest in their very careless and lacking interest as to whom and passengers were boarding.