Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by FriendlySkies, Jun 7, 2011.
There have been sporadic reports of same throughout the year.
'Tis strange indeed.
We need to reduce the stuff that is permanently at the top of this forum, so I am merging this with a similar thread:
Complete List of Domestic (US) & International Airports with Body Scanners
I would suggest that www.tsastatus.net be highlighted in the first post of that thread.
More scanners coming. Now TSA is getting down to the smaller airports.
This PR is just part of the on-going AGITPROP to flood the newswire with fluff pieces about themselves. In the coming weeks, you can expect a flurry of additional bulloop: PR's about each individual airport that achieves salvation through scanning.
The new list of airports is so odd. Surely my ANC has more traffic and is a more strategic target for nefarious activity than, say, South Bend, Indiana. In this case, I have to wonder if the Sharon Cissna debacle has had a deterrent effect. But then, TUS, where I fly to when I do, is also still NoS-free, and again, it packs way more of a punch than SBN. And then AUS, where they made such a stink, is on the list. I wish I could see the rhyme and reason, assuming there is any.
ITO & OGG are getting scanners
I went through PIT twice this week. I can see where my friend thinks a machine was removed, but I am not certain. Regardless, it is pretty much code red for passengers there -- they use the (remaining) AITs until things back up so much that they have to use the WTMD.
Flying today for the first time since this travesty started: the scanners have come to PDX; checkpoint D/E, two MMW/ATR, all passengers being sent through (airport is not busy now). Opted out, waited about two or three minutes for my groper to arrive. The set-up was such that I was able to see my belongings while I was waiting. Another passenger opted out right behind me. Pat down did involve contact with my testicles; initially I did not think it was all that bad (I suppose I have some tolerance for low blows from my martial arts training), but there was a delayed reaction and I did start to feel a little discomfort as I walked to my gate. The TSO was pleasant enough--I did not get the impression that he was deliberately trying to be punitive--but the upward sliding of the hands on the inside of the leg was performed with some speed and force. I regret to say that, at the conclusion, when he wished me a nice flight and offered a blue-gloved handshake, I was not prepared and instinctively offered my hand back.
I had hoped PDX wouldn't be ruined until next year.. Which airlines utilize this checkpoint? Please don't say it's the one for UA!
I am not a frequent flyer, but to the best of my recollection, when I flew UA I always departed from Terminal E.
I have a lot of time to kill, so I took a walk over to the A/B/C checkpoint (There is a secure-side passageway): I don't see any scanners; it is still just WTMD. So for now, this remains an option to avoid the scanners for all terminals.
ORF has scanners.
Do you know if the MMW scanners at HOU (William P. Hobby Airport - Houston, TX) are "gumby-fied" or do they still have peep-show booths?
I don't know, haven't traveled through there.
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