Nearly everyone getting patted after scanners at the airport today

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by jackonferry, May 20, 2012.

  1. jackonferry

    jackonferry Original Member

    It proved impossible to avoid the scanners today. When I opted out I watched as everyone went through. At least 75% got supplemental pats of the side of the torso. I call it Corbetting (without rancor, but I will stop if he does not want the honor!) in honor of Jon and his demonstration of the machines' gaps. The main line, by the way, was extremely long. They were only letting people through the WTMD when the line for the scanners got 6-8 people deep.
  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Which airport? This seems to be common practice and predates Jon's expose'. Saw the same scenario late last year and early this year.
  4. jackonferry

    jackonferry Original Member

    This was LAX. The focus was almost exclusively on the sides. I have seen them do a lot of supplementary patdowns after the scanners, but yesterday the focus on the torso is what stood out.
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Sounds like Corbetting to me. TSA's actions demonstrate the weaknesses of the Strip Search machines.
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  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Sounds like a rather conspicuous non-verbal admission that Jon is right. :)
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  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    TSA would never state publically that the Strip Search Machines are less than effective, no TSA is to chicken (expletive deleted) for such things.

    So much for robust testing before chunking down our tax dollars on more TSA Defective Crap!

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