Re: Why Israel didn't ban electronic devices on flights to Tel Aviv?
if the check-in desk person has taken dislike to you and have marked you for extra screening?
That would cause you grievance in any airport and with any airline today.
We neither have the financial resources, nor the people to crew the level of security they deploy.
I actually think that most (Western?) countries have the people who could be trained and deployed for the purpose, with adequate pay so the "right" people will apply and stay. And financial resources can be made available. This would, however, be in the way of the drive to lower the costs. There are no meals on flights nowadays, and even soft drinks are not free (hopefully water still is, most of the time), all in the name of the "bottom line". Paying for real security seems a non-starter under the circumstances.
The Israelis take security seriously, and bear the costs. I don't see why others can't, but for the lack of will.