It is different. It could just be me but when traveling to JFK with locals you get the feeling that the rules are okay and they are worth following. I thought it was strange when the captain/flight attendants said that TSA mandated certain things aboard the airplane. It made me think-
1) that’s another reason why people complain about TSA.
2) TSA just might not have the same reputation here.
It makes you look at things a little differently, especially when you see armed soldiers walking around baggage claim on patrol. Humbling and honestly worth remembering.