Manchester (UK) Airport's body scanners scrapped

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in Other Countries' started by Fisher1949, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Not here but a Boston Logan repeat in England. The pervs at Manchester seem to like having the naked image to gawk at all day.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-19620981

     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    "All parties were happy with the scanners?" Either the British are inherently sheep, or that's a bunch of bull:poop:.
     
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    The article did say it was perferred to "frisking". I'll bet. Or maybe British society in general is exhibitionist, starting with the royal family.
     
  4. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I'm pretty sure this decision was about radiation. The story dances around the true issue, but the scrapped scammers were Xray backscatter, which the entire E.U. has shown great skepticism over. Only the UK was willing to use them, and the rest of Europe was appalled.
     
  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    me too. you couldn't get 100% if you asked people if they would take free money.
     
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I'll be honest, I would prefer a WBI scan over a frisking but why does it have to be backscatter when there are safer methods?
     
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  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You're forgetting the Hamburg evaluation.

    Europe has largely rejected the MMW machines as well because of the large numbers of false positives (> 50%) that result in unnecessary frisking.
     
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I don't like the idea of being scanned and still getting a pat down but of the scanners I would take MMW over Xray any day.
     

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