Pilots, passengers, parents rail at new pat downs
Stepped-up security airport screening provokes outcry to TSA
By Jeremy Pelofsky
WASHINGTON Stepped-up security screening at airports in the wake of foiled terrorism plots has provoked an outcry from airline pilots and travelers, including parents of children who say they are too intrusive.
With the busiest holiday travel season nearing, fliers face long security lines and new rigorous pat down checks begun in recent weeks aimed at discovering hidden explosives. As a result, some travelers are questioning whether to fly at all....
The Transportation Security Administration has ramped up airport security after two plots by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. A Nigerian man hid a bomb in his underwear last Christmas and the group tried to send package bombs via U.S. cargo carriers but none of the explosives detonated.
anyone been through these new pat downs
I hear they are very "personal"
by ptosis 8 years ago
Your Choice: Being groped? Or being photographed nude? Has the TSA invasive searches made you decideNOT to go home for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Are the invasive new TSA airport screening procedures justifiable? Top federal security officials said that the procedures are safe and...
by FOOFOO GUY 8 years ago
Do you see the TSA's US airport security pat downs are a necessary measure to deter evil?Or do you see it as groping in the name of the law?
by qwark 8 years ago
Who gives a damn!Do 'em both!When I fly, I wanna know I'm gonna arrive alive!You?
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