I’ve been following all of the updates on the new TSA screenings in preparation for my air travels next week. Yesterday Arthur Frommer wrote about his recent exposure to the “enhanced” pat down.
“The grope…was about as sexual as a doctor’s use of a stethoscope, as invasive as a child’s game of tag. It was over in 90 seconds…” –Arthur Frommer
I’ve only experienced the hi-res full nude scanners here in Hawaii. While definitely an issue for some, the TSA Blog reports that over the past holiday weekend, major airport screening delay times were minimal. I also noted that the recent “opt-out day” did not materialize.
On the other hand, a new lawsuit filed by two Harvard Law School students claims both scans and pat downs are unconstitutional. And some of the viral YouTube videos I’ve watched of the procedures are both graphic and unappealing.
If you’ve had the enhanced pat down, what are your impressions?
Some TSA updates you may or may not know about
- You do not need to remove small computers like I carry (including tablets, netbooks and e-readers) from your carry-on.
- TSA has a mobile application which includes GPS enabled airport status updates.
- Snow globes are not permitted in your carry-ons, but pies are. :-). There’s much more for your safety and entertainment contained in TSA’s Holiday Travel Tips.
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