Archive for October 19th, 2010

Pilot’s refusal to undergo full body scan ignites debate

October 19, 2010

Pilots on the Flyertalk forum were mostly supportive of Roberts’ decision not to undergo a body scan as well as a pat-down, and a number emphatically pledged to support his cause.

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Graphic full-body scanners headed to JFK and LaGuardia, eventually

October 19, 2010

The X-rays are about to be X-rated at Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.

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ExpressJet pilot doesn’t fly after he rejects body scan, patdown

October 19, 2010

“I’ve been going through security screening right here in this line for five years and never blown up an airplane, broken any laws, made any threats, or had a government agent call my boss in Houston. And you guys have never tried to touch me or see me naked that whole time. But, if that’s what it’s come to now, I don’t want to enter the facility that badly.”

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How to opt out of the TSA’s naked body scanners at the airport

October 19, 2010

The most fascinating part about this entire process was not the verbal broadcast of my opt out status, nor having my crotch swept by the latex-covered back hand of some anonymous TSA agent, but rather the curious fact that I was the only one opting out. Although I must have watched at least a hundred people go through this particular security checkpoint, there wasn’t a single other person who opted out of the naked body scan.

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