Body scanners replace metal detectors in tryout at Tulsa airport
An experimental program that begins today at Tulsa International Airport will test whether the $170,000 body scanners could replace $10,000 metal detectors that have screened airline passengers since 1973.
Airports in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Albuquerque and Salt Lake City will join the test in the next two months, TSA spokesman Christopher White said.
The scanners aim to close a loophole by finding non-metallic weapons such as plastic and liquid explosives, which the TSA considers a major threat.
The machines raise privacy concerns because their images reveal outlines of private body parts.
Philip Johnny Bob freaked when he heard this: causing Grandma J to say, "We're getting closer and closer to a required strip-search to board an airplane,"
And, didn't everyone's brother having a pair of these? My brother swore they really worked, causing Grandma J to run screaming. Maybe this would be a cheaper less invasive method for the TSA.....which reminds Grandma J that she must remember to shave and moisturize..