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Pat or Scan: New Air Travel Security Procedures Affect Families

Scan or touch? Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, the Transportation Security Association has revised airport security procedures, requiring all passengers to choose between full-body image scans or pat-downs. The options have parents debating which is the lesser of two evils – exposing their tots to low levels of radiation, or allowing TSA workers to touch their lil ones.

Reports of kids' private parts being touched and frightened preschoolers, all in the name of security, have many parents hitting the road, rather than the skies this holiday season. Have your plans changed?

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commonsense102 commonsense102 5 years
The terrorists are winning. Sad.
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
cataleen, i do agree that most of the TSA nonsense is security theater...making it look like they're thorough, but they're not. i just think if adults need to be searched, kids do too.
redheadkimie redheadkimie 5 years
I agree that kids should be checked but I also think the Tsa workers should be trained to handle children. They also need to make it kid friendly.
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
i'm sorry, but kids should be screened just like adults. there are horrible people out there who would not think twice about using a child as a weapon.
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